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The Uncommon Bond Of Jaylon Smith & Myles Jack

The Uncommon Bond Of Jaylon Smith & Myles Jack

FRISCO, Texas – Ezekiel Elliott and Jalen Ramsey aren’t the only kindred spirits in this cross conference matchup.

It will always be fun to compare and contrast those two stars, taken No. 4 and No. 5 by Dallas and Jacksonville at the top of the 2016 NFL Draft. But peer just a little way down the draft board, and you’ll see two other intriguing names.

They weren’t taken at the top of the draft, but there might not have been two more intriguing talents in that 2016 class than Jaylon Smith and Myles Jack. Widely considered the top two linebackers in that draft, Smith said Thursday that the two definitely share a bond.

“Yeah, that’s my brother. I can’t wait to trade jerseys with him after the game,” he said.

It’s not exactly the same story, but it’s remarkable how similar Smith and Jack’s journey to NFL stardom has been. Coming out of Fort Wayne, Ind., Smith was the highest-ranked linebacker in his high school recruiting class before signing with Notre Dame. Jack was a four-star talent out of Bellevue, Wash., who eventually signed on at UCLA.

“We played in the Army All-America Game together, as well,” Smith said.

Given Notre Dame’s penchant for cross-country scheduling, the duo played a lot of the same opposition – USC and Stanford, to name a few. Jack even showcased his talent on the offensive side of the ball, tallying 68 carries for…

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