Myles Garrett
Projection
Round 1
Grade
A
7.60
Dominant Starter

Myles Garrett

Edge
Texas A&M
  • Year: Junior
  • Height: 6-4 1/2
  • Weight: 272
  • 40-Yard: 4.64
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Has been the dominant edge player in college football the last three seasons. Looks like an exceptional athlete on tape and proved it at the Combine, running 4.64 in the 40, jumping 41 inches in the vertical jump and 10-8 in the long jump. Has very long arms (35¼ inches). Smooth with great flexibility and bend. Strong and explosive (33 reps on the bench press). Knows how to use his hands and set up opponent. Excellent get-off, stays low, can dip under opponent and has a great burst to the QB coming off the blocks. Very good run defender who is quick to find the ball and shed. Easily holds the point. Showed at Combine he can drop and transition.

Weak Points

Played a good part of 2016 with an ankle sprain and that hurt his production. Has never played on his feet in game situations (won't matter if he gets drafted by Cleveland)

The Way We See It

Came into the NFL Scouting Combine as the favorite to be the No. 1 pick in this year's draft. Left Indy solidifying that position. At Texas A&M, he became a starter the day he stepped on the practice field. The same thing will happen in the NFL. We all have to assume the Cleveland Browns will use the top pick to select Garrett. With Gregg Williams taking over the role of defensive coordinator in Cleveland, the Browns will play an attacking 4-3 scheme. Garrett is a perfect fit to play right end in that scheme, as he is an explosive edge rusher with both moves and power. Myles has top instincts and plays the run almost as well as he rushes the passer. There really aren't many weaknesses in his game, other than having to adjust to the speed and power of the NFL game. Garrett has the talent to become a perennial Pro Bowler and it will almost be an upset if he doesn't.