Myles Garrett was projected as the first overall selection to the Cleveland Browns in every single one of my mock drafts. I believed that he was the perfect fit for the Browns system, and could be a savior for the struggling franchise. But, how could a defensive end save a franchise? Should the Browns have drafted Mitchell Trubisky?
Myles Garrett was a stud in high school and was ranked the second-best prospect in the nation. He committed to Texas A&M, and would be featured in their defense even as a freshman.
Myles Garrett, produced for the Aggies right from the get-go as a true freshman, generating 11 sacks and 49 tackles. His sophomore season, he stepped up his game, generating 11.5 sacks and producing 19.5 tackles for loss. Garrett’s stats took a dip as a junior because of a nagging high-ankle sprain. However, he still sacked 8.5 sacks and had 15 tackles for loss, and decided that he would declare for the 2017 NFL Draft.
At the NFL Scouting Combine, Garrett ran a 4.64 40-yard dash, leaped an exceptional 41″ vertical and a 10 ft. 8 in. broad jump, and he bench pressed 33 reps. The combine impressed scouts and solidified him as the consensus best player in the 2017 NFL Draft.
As most NFL experts firmly believed, the Cleveland Browns selected Myles Garrett with the first overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft, despite rumors that they were going to select Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina. I believe that Garrett was the perfect selection for the Browns because, they are a rebuilding franchise. The Browns won’t be winning any time soon, so they need to load up with stars, and then draft a quarterback later. Quarterbacks can resurrect franchises, but drafting a quarterback can be risky business. Think about JaMarcus Russell and Ryan Leaf.