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Combine improves Myles Garrett’s already strong draft stock

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Former Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett was already considered the favorite to be the first overall pick in the draft, and his performance at the Scouting Combine only served to improve his position.

Garrett showed that he’s big, strong, fast and explosive, and has the athletic makeup of a great NFL pass rusher.

At 6-foot-4 and 272 pounds, Garrett has the size. With 33 repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press, he also has the strength: That was the second-best bench press performance of any defensive lineman. (Garrett’s 35.25-inch arms are longer than most defensive linemen, and sometimes players with long arms struggle on the bench press. Not Garrett.)

Garrett’s 4.64-second 40-yard dash was good, and his 1.63-second time in the first 10 yards may impress scouts even more, as a fast start matters more for a defensive lineman than straightaway speed. Garrett’s 41-inch vertical jump was the best of any defensive lineman, and his 10-foot, 8-inch broad jump was the second-best of any defensive lineman.

Put it all together, and it appears that Garrett is the first pick. Things can change, and it’s still possible that the Browns could fall in love with a quarterback or trade the first overall pick to another team that falls in love with a quarterback, but right now it looks like Garrett is going to Cleveland.

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18 Responses to “Combine improves Myles Garrett’s already strong draft stock”
  1. drfeelyouup says: Mar 6, 2017 6:10 AM

    Can’t wait to see Mr. Garrett plant Roethlisberger, Flacco and that red head.

  2. trainwrecksryan says: Mar 6, 2017 6:11 AM

    …to never be heard from again.

  3. footballisnotthatimportant says: Mar 6, 2017 6:26 AM

    If I didn’t know any better I’d say Myles was TRYING to get drafted by the Browns.

    His agent needs to be in his ear.

  4. truninerfan49 says: Mar 6, 2017 6:26 AM

    I would do everything I could to swap picks if I were the 49ers.

  5. bears5683 says: Mar 6, 2017 7:40 AM

    Hope he falls to 3

  6. therealraider says: Mar 6, 2017 8:46 AM

    A 41″ vertical for a guy that is 6-4 270+ is scary.

  7. scrappler says: Mar 6, 2017 9:52 AM

    garrett would join the likes of courtney brown, gerard warren, phil taylor, and danny shelton as recent browns 1st round d-linemen.

    good thing lebron won cleveland a title. looking at that list makes me sad and i’m not even a cleveland fan.

  8. bassplucker says: Mar 6, 2017 10:16 AM

    Have seen comparisons of him to Jevon Kearse and as far as measurables that would seem spot-on. If he stays healthy and keeps his head on straight he’s going to be a handful for OTs around the league.

  9. brettfavreisapacker4ever says: Mar 6, 2017 11:08 AM

    Whom ever ends up with the #1 pick, if they DON’T draft this guy they’re insane. Garrett has everything you’re looking for in a DE.
    Size, Quickness, Strength, Hand technique.

  10. granadafan says: Mar 6, 2017 11:19 AM

    It’s stunning to see what genetic freaks these guys are.

  11. metalup666 says: Mar 6, 2017 11:20 AM

    Trade Tony and give the 28th pick to the Browns. Make it happen Jerry! I know that this could never happen, but a fan can dream.

  12. rowdystiller says: Mar 6, 2017 11:52 AM

    Exact same size as Courtney Brown, and a step slower. Heading for a similar fate.

  13. feckyerlife says: Mar 6, 2017 11:52 AM

    In 4-3 yes, in a 3-4 DE he is under sized. Cleveland and 49ers both play a 3-4, so they would move him to outside LB. Then the real question becomes, can he play standing up without his hand in the dirt.

    brettfavreisapacker4ever says:
    Mar 6, 2017 11:08 AM
    Whom ever ends up with the #1 pick, if they DON’T draft this guy they’re insane. Garrett has everything you’re looking for in a DE.
    Size, Quickness, Strength, Hand technique.

  14. truninerfan49 says: Mar 6, 2017 12:02 PM

    granadafan says:

    It’s stunning to see what genetic freaks these guys are.

    ———————————————-
    HGH

  15. publikwerks says: Mar 6, 2017 12:14 PM

    Pats could use some help at DE…..

  16. firecracker87 says: Mar 6, 2017 12:35 PM

    If I were in the draft i’d be shooting for my stock to be around 30-32 pick.

    If the Browns get this guy they’ll ruin him.

  17. gauchosporlife says: Mar 6, 2017 12:49 PM

    Yeah, but what about the Woderlic? That test measures a true NFL player capabilities.

  18. csszrr says: Mar 7, 2017 4:31 PM

    second coming of Mean Joe. Dude wrecks backfields. first overall at this point is academic.

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