2017 NFL Draft Profile: Texas A&M Defense End Myles Garrett
By Nick Ziegler
The 2017 NFL Draft is nearly here. Let’s take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett.
One of the top prospects in the entire 2017 NFL Draft is defensive end Myles Garrett. Many have speculated that he will be the first overall pick in the draft, and it is hard to argue against that.
In three seasons at Texas A&M, Garrett quickly became one of the best defensive ends in college football. In his freshman year, Garrett totaled 11 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss in just 11 games. That type of freshman season for Garrett is something that rarely happens in college.
After emerging as a star in his freshman season, Garrett lived up to the hype as a sophomore. In his second season, Garrett totaled 11.5 sacks, 19.5 tackles for loss, one interception, and five forced fumbles.
With two great seasons under his belt in college, it was easy to predict that Garrett would be declaring for the NFL Draft after his junior season in college. For Texas A&M last season, Garrett totaled 8.5 sacks and 15 tackles for loss. Even though he didn’t have as good of a season statistically, Garrett still played very well in his final season of school.
At the NFL Combine, Garrett impressed us all by running a 4.63 40-yard dash. Also, he was able to bench 225 pounds 33 times.
Since Garrett was able to run the 40-yard dash so well, he might be able to make the switch to outside linebacker in the NFL. Depending on where he goes, Garrett could be a defensive end in a 4-3 defense or a linebacker in a 3-4. Do to him being well under 300 pounds, Garrett would likely struggle as a 3-4 defensive end.
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The Cleveland Browns are currently on the clock with the No.1 overall pick. Even though they have a need at quarterback, expect to see them take Garrett, who is the best player available.