Myles Jack: The NFL's Shohei Ohtani? One ex-Jaguars teammate believes LB has two-way talent

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Jack of all trades?

Angels phenom Shohei Ohtani is in the process of doing things that baseball hasn't seen in 100 years, and should he stay healthy, could be in for one of the greatest, if not the greatest single-season individual performance in the sport's history.

Given the nature of the NFL, two-way players are essentially non-existent. But Ravens lineman Calais Campbell believes that his former Jaguars teammate Myles Jack could not only be a two-way player, but be a two-way player that could "dominate" like Ohtani does.

Responding a cheeky question posed on "NFL Total Access," Campbell weighed in, saying Jack is that dude:

"The player I believe could dominate both sides of the ball in the NFL like Ohtani does in MLB is none other than Myles Jack," Campbell's tweet 

The athletic and talented Jacksonville linebacker has never had a single snap on the offensive side of the ball in the NFL, so perhaps Campbell believes the potential is there, but Jack has clearly nothing to show for it at the highest level.

Jack does, however, have some former production at running back in the college ranks: While at UCLA, Jack had 68 rushing attempts for 387 yards and 11 touchdowns over three seasons before primarily playing as linebacker and being drafted as one in the NFL.

Ohtani is having a breakout season which landed him in premier roles in the 2021 Home Run Derby and All-Star Game. The starting pitcher and DH for the Angels is en route to an MVP season should he stay healthy the rest of the way. 

Needless to say, being a two-way athlete is incredibly difficult to do. After all, there's a reason it's a rarity in sports. And in a sport as physically taxing as NFL? Don't count on it.

Might be best just to keep Jack in the box.

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