While there doesn’t seem to be much of a chance Myles Garrett doesn’t end up as the number one pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, which means signing with the Cleveland Browns, teams a little lower down the pecking order are still trying to get a look at the former Texas A&M defensive end like the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers.
The Browns have the first overall pick, which is likely t be used on Garrett, although you can list just about every position on the field as something the Browns need to fill. He’s being compared to DeMarcus Ware, which says a lot. Scouts are impressed with his explosiveness off the line and ability to beat tackles in a variety of ways. Yes, he isn’t perfect against the run, but after three years in College Station that included two All-American selections, his weaknesses are easy to ignore, not to mention fixable.
The Browns are testing other players as well, including quarterbacks, so just in case Garrett somehow slips down the draft order, the Bears and Niners want to be sure he’s worth such a high pick. John Lynch, the Niners new general manager said that Garrett checks all of the boxes after seeing him during pro day. Remember how good Joey Bosa was for the Chargers once he finally signed his contract? People have higher hopes for Garrett.
Garrett played in 34 games for the Aggies, missing a few in 2016 due to minor injuries, which aren’t having any effect on his draft stock. With 8.5 sacks last season, reached 31 career sacks for A&M, placing his 7th on the all-time list in the SEC despite playing just three seasons. As of now he’s being regarded as a can’t miss prospect, who combines freakish athleticism with a unique understanding of the game for someone so young. With accolades and praises such as those, it’s hard to see the Browns not taking him 1st overall, although stranger things have happened.