Myles Garrett NFL Draft Profile
Myles Garrett-DE-Texas A&M
Size: 6’5 270lbs
- Solid tackler
Analysis: Myles Garrett is the clear-cut No.1 overall player in the 2017 NFL Draft. If he’s not picked first overall, I will be shocked. He is an uber-athlete with spring-loaded hips and elite explosiveness. His powerful legs allow him to fight through redirect blocks and corner the edge at a sharp angle. Dominant pass-rush ability and production in college. Remarkable burst off the snap. His first three steps can throw an offense into disarray. When he times the snap, tackles have almost no chance of catching him at the edge. Wicked, whirling, dervish inside spin move that’s reminiscent of Dwight Freeney’s. Charges, coils, and springs up into tackles to help facilitate a quality bull rush. Game-wrecking potential. Has game experience against the likes of La’el Collins, Shon Coleman, Cam Robinson and Laremy Tunsil. He is versatile enough to play with a hand in the ground or standing. Outstanding rate as a tackle finisher with running backs and quarterbacks rarely escaping his clutches. Looks to maintain run fits rather than play hero ball.
- Needs defined set of pass rush moves
- Needs to disengage better from blockers
Analysis: Garrett relies heavily on tremendous athleticism and explosion. Still learning how to string moves together and work with a pass-rush plan. At times, will take too long to activate counter moves when initial attack has stalled. In the NFL, he will not be able to purely make plays on his athletic ability (sometimes sure, but not consistently). He will need to have a repertoire of moves to get to the quarterback consistently. Gets too cozy with blockers and will ride block for too long. Needs more urgency in disengagement. Would benefit with violent stick-and-move punch quickness into blockers. Has to work overtime to set a strong edge. Gets uprooted and widened out by quality run-blocking tackles. Never played in more than 70 percent of the defensive snaps in any of his three seasons at Texas A&M. Scouts are convinced he took plays off to protect his health this season.
NFL Comparison: Reggie White
Draft Projection: 1st overall pick