Myles Garrett-DE/OLB/5T A&M

6-4, 272, 35 1/4" Arms! 33 Reps!

(PD) 4.57! Split-1.63,

(O) 4.64! 41" Vert! 10'8"! Br,

The Best Rusher In The Draft. 

By TOM

He has such a great initial burst. "Skill and consistency," Garrett said, when asked what he needs work on. "I feel like there are some plays I should've made or things I should've done better. Hindsight is 20/20, but I'm looking at that and really thinking through some situations differently to make some plays." He will line up at OLB as well. 

He can hop around the chop block, turn towards the QB in the air like an acrobat after the OLT hits his feet, and turn into the QB.  "I started getting better a couple games into it, and then had somebody crash into me in practice and so it kind of took me downhill again," Garrett said. "I wasn’t myself throughout the whole season." He will come out of the rush and run outside when he sees the RB sneak outside sometimes.

This pick is set in stone. "Bottom line is, everybody raves about this kid," Panthers GM Gettleman said about Garett. "They talk about him and more than likely he’s looooong gone, even though we’re at eight." Garrett has simply cemented himself as the top pick in the Draft.

Most scouts agree when asked that the top guy in this Draft is Garrett. "Myles Garrett," a scout said when asked who he would stake his job on. "He's the best player in this class. Let the draftnics over think him like you guys did with Bosa last year. I'm telling you, Garrett is the best passrusher since Von Miller. He's going to be a 10-sack guy every year, starting next season." He had his worst statistical season in 2016. 

TACKLES GP UA A Total TFL TFLY PD FF FR BLK
2014 12 29 24 53 14.0 73 1 0 0 1
2015 13 37 22 59 19.5 101 3 5 0 1
2016 11 18 15 33 15.0 78 1 2 1 1
SACKS GP UA A Total Yards
2014 12 10 3 11.5 67
2015 13 12 1 12.5 71
2016 11 8 1 8.5 59

He was better in 2015: 2015 (SOPHOMORE): Reigned as one of the most disruptive defenders in college football in his second season ... earned first-team All-America honors from Walter Camp and the Football Writers ... Rotary Lombardi Award and Ted Hendricks Award finalist ... finished the regular season as the SEC leader in QB sacks (12.5 for -71 yards), tackles for loss (19.5 for -101 yards) and forced fumbles (5) ... was named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week twice -- after filling the stat sheet with seven tackles, a sack for a loss of seven yards, two total tackles for loss of yardage (-8 yards), a forced fumble and a batted down pass against MSST and after contributing five tackles, including a sack and two tackles for loss, a blocked punt, a batted down pass and a QB hurry against ALA ... matched his career high with 3.5 QB sacks vs. NEV ... led the Aggies’ defensive line unit with 59 tackles, including 37 solo stops ... led the team in QB sacks, TFLs, forced fumbles and QB hurries ... also contributed an interception (return of 4 yards), two batted-down passes and a blocked punt.

He can get through the seal block and tackle the RB on the Draw. "I know I'm getting after the ball when I can," Garrett said. "Sometimes I'm not 100 percent running out there but I'm going to get after the passer or trying to run down the running back. Just trying to do what I can to make a play. Nobody is 100 percent every play, you know, eight, nine plays down the drive. Sometimes you do look back at it and say, 'Dang, I could have gave more effort there or I loafed it a little.' But you work on those things." He looks a lot stronger and bigger this year. 

He can power through the OLG and OLT so quickly that he has to wait for the RB at the LOS. "You have to be a game-changer," Garrett said. "You have to be able to turn the tide of a game at any given time. Somebody who, when it's third-and-15 and maybe it's the fourth quarter and we need a stop to get the ball back, they put you in and say 'You're the guy.' That's how good you have to be." He is so strong bulling the OLT into the QB and taking him down.

He had his worst season at A&M in 2016. "Really don’t listen to it,” Garrett said. "I know I’m getting after the ball when I can. Sometimes I’m not 100% when I’m out there, but I’m trying to get after the passer, trying to run down the back, do what I can to make a play. Nobody’s 100% every play—eight, nine plays down a drive. Sometimes you do look back on it and say, 'dang, I could have gave more effort there or I loafed a little,' but you work on those things." He wasn't the all out all the time guy he was in his first two seasons.

Additional Notes:

Combine: He is a true freak. The fact that he got 33 Reps with 35 1/4" arms, and is such an elite rusher is shocking. He is also a great inside rusher. he will line up at 5-Tech in odd fronts and hit the quarterback. Great upped body strength and core. Great sudden burst forward. Great one hand club. He has some nice violence in his hands. He was so quick putting hands down on lower bag in stack and shed drill Elite reaction in COD space drill on second attempt. I have never seen a guy his size do what he did athletically in the drills and testing. Benching 225-pound 33 times with 35" arms is unheard of. That is just freakish strength, with elite length arms, on a level I have never seen. I mean, his explosion numbers at 272-pounds is insane. No 270+-pound man has ever had a Vert over 40" and broad jumped over 10-feet. It is simply not possible! Not possible. I mean, ...

UCLA: He is much stronger than he looks. He can put his helmet right in the chest of the OLT, and bull him back, shed, and sack the quarterback. He can rush up field, read the Draw, and then set the edge and make the tackle. He just seems to do what ever he wants. They listed him at 270. Explosive inside burst. Great long arms. He lines up standing up a lot. He can play in a 3-4 and 4-3 and anywhere in between. He is so good against the run as well. Terrific inside move. Nice elbow shove. 

Auburn: He get off the snap as quick as anyone I've seen. He just runs through pull guards in pass pro. He makes you wonder how smart a coach is when they run to his side. You know where he lines up, just go to the other side. Great speed to power. His blast off is amazing. He can take off and run in a straight line into the backfield and hit the RB, QB, and FB trying to fake the hand off on the option. He just smashed into them and blew the play up. The QB had to draw the ball back and lost five. It is amazing when a DE can get into the backfield before the hand off. 

K- State: When he gets low, he can really power his way to the QB. He is one of those guys who really keeps getting consistent pressure. And it's mostly from the outside, because when he rushes inside he gets doubled. So the ORT knows he's going for the edge. Amazing job of pushing the double team back into the ball carrier. 

Arkansas: He jams the OLT three yards back as quick as any DE I've seen. He that knack for knowing when it is a run or a pass. He has an elite burst inside, off the chip block, to get from outside the OLT to past his inside shoulder in a flash. Sprained his ankle against Arkansas. 

Unprecedented Combine Part II: He is a true freak. The fact that he got 33 Reps with 35 1/4" arms, and is such an elite rusher is shocking. Great upped body strength and core. Great sudden burst forward. Great one hand club. He has some nice violence in his hands. He was so quick putting hands down on lower bag in stack and shed drill Elite reaction in COD space drill on second attempt. Then... I mean... he goes and runs a 4.57 at his Proday at 268-pounds. Unprecedented size, speed, explosion, strength, and knack for hitting the quarter, EVER!

2014 (FRESHMAN): Posted one of the most impressive first seasons by a Texas A&M freshman defender in school history ... led the team in QB sacks (11.5), tackles for loss (14.0) and QB hurries (9), and also was second among defensive linemen with 53 tackles ... posted at least two tackles in every game and had at least a sack in six games ... Garrett’s exploits made him a consensus second-team All-SEC pick, as well as consensus freshman All-American and All-SEC ... named the team’s Defensive MVP at the annual team banquet ... his 11 QB sacks broke the school and SEC freshman record ... Garrett matched the old Texas A&M QB sack record of 5.5 (held by All-Americans Damontre Moore and Sam Adams) by the third game of the season and took sole ownership in game 6 of 2014 ... in the ninth game of 2014 (fifth start), Garrett broke South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney’s SEC freshman record of 8.0 sacks ... Garrett also owns Texas A&M’s freshman standard for single game sacks with 3.5 against Louisiana-Monroe ... had a season-high 10 tackles vs. Mississippi State ... also made a game-changing special teams play when he blocked a field goal try by Auburn and the ensuing live football was returned 65 yards for a touchdown by Deshazor Everett ... saw action in 12 games, with eight starts, while missing the Missouri game due to an injury.

Garrett Vs Tennessee:

It seems dumb breaking down his film, because if your interested in the Draft? Who hasn't watch him play? This is one of the best examples of hip torque I have seen. He burst up field, stopped. Grabbed the OLT, and used his hips arms and momentum to toss him aside and tackle the RB (:04). Here he is as the inside rusher (:12). Watch the speed to power as he pushed the OLG back, and popped the OC up and back. Then he shed the OC, and got a strip sack.

We are seeing everything here. Watch the great explosion inside on the stunt. He is all about explosion. He didn't just burst inside the OLT, he exploded past the OLG, and turned the short corner inside, and ripped to the QB (:20). I think we may have seen it all on the first three plays.

Watch the punch with outside hand on the OLG. Boom! Then the OC had to charge over and double him (:37). Watch the up and inside move, and he still had the power to shove the double team back and panic Dobbs out of the pocket (:44). Watch the COD (:54) He exploded up field past the OLT's outside shoulder. Saw something was wrong, and instantly burst back inside as Dobbs ran the draw. 

Watch the suddenness in the first two or three yards of his blast off (1:19). He is a very underrated inside rusher (1:29). Watch his blast off. Then he put his helmet into the OLT's chest, got him off balance, and shoved him aside (1:39). He lined up on the opposite side (1:48). Watch him bull the ORT straight back. And then the power to just shove him side and find the QB. That throw is one of the reason why Dobbs is going to play in the NFL. If that was me at QB, I would have been crying after watching Garrett toss the ORT aside like a sack of manure.

He stunted inside, through three OLs, and hit Dobbs as he threw. When he wants to be, Garrett is the best football player on the planet (1:55). Another burst inside the OLT that left him standing still (2:05). He burst upfield and jammed the OLT back to panic Dobbs out of the pocket (2:22). He stunted inside and hit the OLG and dragged the OLT inside, and the DT ran around the outside to Dobbs (2:38). That is how you run a stunt.

They had him rush inside a lot in this game, to try and free up a rusher outside of him (2:45). He grabbed the OLT's arm and tried to turn into the QB. A rip might have gotten him there (3:00). Two hands down on the goal line. He set the edge (3:28). Held up by the double (3:34). He stunted inside (3:52). But the DT had trouble getting outside.

Odd Front. Lined up like a 5-tech. He burst right through the OLG's outside shoulder (4:07). Back outside at 9-Tech. He stunted inside two DLs and hit Dobbs again. That was an unbelievable throw (4:15). Watch the perfect form on the Option run. He saw the hand off, and moved in and got the RB (4:29). He played the option well technique wise, and went too far inside, and let Dobbs slip past him (4:35). Stand up OLB (4:42). Watch the great speed to power that shoved the OLT into Dobbs as he threw (4:51). That caused the bad throw by Dobbs that his teammate intercepted to win the game in double overtime. I rest my case.

Garrett Vs Tenn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xM7BW7PwKH0

Garrett Vs Alabama:

Garrett is an elite passrusher with elite size. He has shown for three seasons he has that money-making knack for hitting the quarterback, at a rate that few players ever have. The only time I saw him get stuffed was against Cam Robinson in the Alabama game this year. 

He played against the top rated OLT in this game. "I played against him for three years," Cam Robinson said. "It never seemed like he took a play off to me. He always had a high motor. He's always 100 miles per hour. It feels like it, at least." He looked like he was getting frustrated in the 2nd quarter against Alabama. They started lining up a FB in the I, and then chopping with the TE on the other side. After a couple of times, he finally read it and burst straight up field and smashed the RB down. That was the first play he made in the game. Then Robinson stoned him on the next rush. 

He finally made a play in the run game against Robinson in the 2nd. He got low and absorbed Cam trying to give him a big hit, then pushed him back, ducked inside and hit the RB. He start to play a little tougher at the end of the 2nd quarter. I can't wait to see how he reacts in the 2nd Half to having Cam Robinson dominate him in the 1st half.

He started off terribly against Alabama. He meet Robinson at the point in the 2nd quarter, after being dominate, and tossed him aside and tackled the RB at the LOS with impressive power. 

He has some nice suddenness in his blast off, when rushing standing up. They started lining him up in front of the OLG in the 3rd quarter, because Cam Robinson was shutting him out. He beat the OLG a few times in the run game and in the rush. He flashed outside once to send the RB inside, when he went unblocked.

Garrett Vs Alabama:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8qmOAe_QK0

Garrett's Official Bio:

2015 first-team All-American -- Walter Camp FF and FWAA
• 2015 Rotary Lombardi Award finalist
• 2015 Ted Hendricks Award finalist
• 2015 Bednarik Award semifinalist
• 2015 Lott IMPACT Trophy quarterfinalist
• SEC leader in QB sacks, tackles for loss and forced fumbles
• An all-around student-athlete, Garrett is active in Aggies Athletes Involved (AAI) and regularily speaks to young people at various schools around the local community. He has also served as a volunteer at the Twin City Mission, serving meals to needy families and doing landscape work around the facility.

2015 (SOPHOMORE):  Reigned as one of the most disruptive defenders in college football in his second season ... earned first-team All-America honors from Walter Camp and the Football Writers ... Rotary Lombardi Award and Ted Hendricks Award finalist ... finished the regular season as the SEC leader in QB sacks (12.5 for -71 yards), tackles for loss (19.5 for -101 yards) and forced fumbles (5) ... was named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week twice -- after filling the stat sheet with seven tackles, a sack for a loss of seven yards, two total tackles for loss of yardage (-8 yards), a forced fumble and a batted down pass against MSST and after contributing five tackles, including a sack and two tackles for loss, a blocked punt, a batted down pass and a QB hurry against ALA ... matched his career high with 3.5 QB sacks vs. NEV ... led the Aggies’ defensive line unit with 59 tackles, including 37 solo stops ... led the team in QB sacks, TFLs, forced fumbles and QB hurries ... also contributed an interception (return of 4 yards), two batted-down passes and a blocked punt.

2014 (FRESHMAN): Posted one of the most impressive first seasons by a Texas A&M freshman defender in school history ... led the team in QB sacks (11.5), tackles for loss (14.0) and QB hurries (9), and also was second among defensive linemen with 53 tackles ... posted at least two tackles in every game and had at least a sack in six games ... Garrett’s exploits made him a consensus second-team All-SEC pick, as well as consensus freshman All-American and All-SEC ... named the team’s Defensive MVP at the annual team banquet ... his 11 QB sacks broke the school and SEC freshman record ... Garrett matched the old Texas A&M QB sack record of 5.5 (held by All-Americans Damontre Moore and Sam Adams) by the third game of the season and took sole ownership in game 6 of 2014 ... in the ninth game of 2014 (fifth start), Garrett broke South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney’s SEC freshman record of 8.0 sacks ... Garrett also owns Texas A&M’s freshman standard for single game sacks with 3.5 against Louisiana-Monroe ... had a season-high 10 tackles vs. Mississippi State ... also made a game-changing special teams play when he blocked a field goal try by Auburn and the ensuing live football was returned 65 yards for a touchdown by Deshazor Everett ... saw action in 12 games, with eight starts, while missing the Missouri game due to an injury.

CAREER BESTS:

TACKLES ......................... 10 at Mississippi State, Oct. 4, 2014
QB SACKS ....................... 3.5 vs. ULM, Nov. 1, 2014; vs. Nevada, Sept. 19, 2015
TFL .................................. 4.0 vs. Nevada, Sept. 19, 2015
INTERCEPTIONS ............ 1 at Ole Miss, Oct. 24, 2015


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