Myles Garrett’s draft stock can’t be any higher, but that apparently doesn’t mean much for the former Texas A&M defensive end.
The 6-foot-4, 272-pound Garrett decided to work out at the Aggies’ pro day on Thursday despite many NFL draft experts projecting him to go No. 1 overall to the Cleveland Browns when April 27 rolls around.
Running the 40-yard dash, the chiseled Arlington, Texas native clocked an unofficial 4.61 (according to NFL.com), besting his time of 4.64 at the NFL combine in Indianapolis.
Garrett ran the 40 twice, and here’s a look at one of them.
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That’s exactly what you want to see if you’re a fan of the Cleveland Browns, and coach Hue Jackson has stated that the franchise doesn’t plan to trade the top pick.
Here’s a look at both of Garrett’s sprints from a different angle.
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Quarterbacks always grab attention in the draft and standouts such as North Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky, Clemson’s Deshaun Watson and Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer have gotten their fair share, but Garrett made his case on Thursday as to why a defensive end is more valuable than a quarterback.
At the pro day, he also recorded a broad jump of 126 inches, slightly worse than his combine jump of 128. However, there’s no doubt the elite pass-rusher did nothing to hurt his chances of being snagged by an NFL team that ranked 30th in sacks last season (26).
Garrett wrapped up his career in College Station with 32.5 sacks in three seasons, posting 11.5 as a freshman (second in the SEC) and 12.5 as a sophomore (first in the SEC) before finishing with 8.5 last season.