Former Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett: ‘A quarterback can only do so much’
Myles Garrett makes a compelling case why a defensive end is more valuable than a quarterback.
Of course, the NFL draft will begin on April 27. That day, many expect the former Texas A&M defensive end to become the top overall pick and join the Cleveland Browns.
When speaking about his pro day experience to reporters, Garrett gave an interesting take about why a defensive end can be considered more valuable than a quarterback. He’s not shy in his response.
“A quarterback can only do so much. But a defensive end, he can pick off the ball. He can get a sack, stop the run. He can be on, I guess not all phases, but he’s more athletic so he can be on special teams. He can do so much for the team. Scoring points is nice, but if you keep them from scoring, your offense or your special teams doesn’t have to do too much.”
You have to like the confidence here, no matter what you think about Garrett. Too often, it’s easy to think about quarterbacks as being the most important people on the field. But as Garrett says, defensive ends — especially one of his caliber — can offer so much to an NFL franchise.
It will be fun to see what becomes of Garrett during his professional career. He has the physical intangibles to be a dynamic presence in the NFL. The Browns or anyone else would be fortunate to have him on roster.
— Texas A&M Football (@AggieFootball) March 30, 2017