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49ers send contingent to watch UCLA’s Myles Jack

UCLA linebacker Myles Jack looks on from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Stanford, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. Stanford won 31-10.
UCLA linebacker Myles Jack looks on from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Stanford, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. Stanford won 31-10. AP

A contingent of 49ers was on hand in Los Angeles today for linebacker Myles Jack's hotly anticipated workout.

According to Jack's agent, 49ers outside linebackers coach Jason Tarver ran some of the linebacker drills at UCLA's pro day. General manager Trent Baalke also was there as was scout Reggie Cobb.

The 49ers likely would have sent their inside linebackers coach to the event, but they no longer have one. Hardy Nickerson, who was signed in January, left to become the defensive coordinator at the University of Illinois. The team has signed Tem Lukabu, who most recently held the position of linebackers coach at Western Michigan, but has not yet given him a title.

Jack, meanwhile, only was cleared for full-intensity workouts a few weeks ago after tearing the meniscus in his knee in September. He didn’t run at the combine last month, and he also de did not take part in the 40-yard dash or any other running drills on Tuesday as some scouts had anticipated.

Instead, he did the vertical and broad jumps, landing with marks of 40 inches and 10-foot, 4 inches. Though both results are excellent for a 243-pound linebacker, Jack thinks they will improve as he continues to move beyond his injury.

"He feels like he can go another four or five inches," agent John Thornton said. "He just got cleared a couple of weeks ago."

Thornton said Jack likely will have another workout -- perhaps on April 1 -- during which he will run the 40-yard dash as well as other drills.

Jack certainly is in play for the 49ers, who hold the No. 7 overall pick in the draft. They were at their best in recent years when they had two All-Pro level inside linebackers patrolling the field.

Patrick Willis, however, retired a year ago while NaVorro Bowman still is returning to form following his own knee injury in January 2014.

There are several more prominent pro-days in California this week.

San Jose State players will work out Wednesday, including running back Tyler Ervin. The following day, scouts will head up Highway 101 to Stanford where there are a number of draft prospects, including quarterback Kevin Hogan, guard Josh Garnett and tight end Austin Hooper. On Friday, Cal quarterback Jared Goff and the other draft-eligible Bears will work out for scouts.

Matt Barrows: @mattbarrows, read more about the team at sacbee.com/sf49ers.

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