Players obviously do not have their choice of where they end up in the NFL. The Draft apportions players somewhat randomly throughout the league.
The NFL is far from Myles Garrett’s mind even as NFL Draft hype begins to surround him this season. The potential top overall pick has had to field some questions and block out some of the noise as he prepares for the upcoming season.
But Garrett grew up in the Dallas area and is a Cowboys fans. His hometown team could certainly use a pass-rushing defensive end.
When that was brought up, all Garrett could do is smile.
The NFL is not too far from his mind.
It is hard not to talk about Garrett and not begin to gush about his pass-rushing talent and his potential at the next level. This even with another year coming up at Texas A&M and the opportunity for another stellar season.
Garrett is expected to anchor the Aggies’ defense once again and duplicate his 12.5-sack season last year. That is why already Garrett is getting early buzz for the top pick in next year’s NFL Draft.
That is all well deserved, but that is not where Garrett is putting his focus.
The junior defensive lineman is not trolling the Internet looking for his name or for those anointing him with the top pick. The only time he sees it is when people send it to him, he said at Texas A&M’s media day. The NFL is far from his mind:
Video: Junior DE Myles Garrett was asked about being possible No. 1 pick in 2017 NFL Draft: pic.twitter.com/LPFSxF2oFy
— Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) August 11, 2016
“It’s nice to know,” Garrett said. “It’s nice to know that I have put in that much work and have been playing at that high level consistently for people to see it. Other than that, I’m working on getting better and making us better.”
Garrett certainly will be in that conversation if he can match his season from last year..