Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has defended his former quarterback DeShaun Watson numerous times this offseason, arguing he should be the No. 1 pick. He’s even gone as far as to say passing on Watson would be like “passing on Michael Jordan.”
On Thursday, it was Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin’s turn to defend “his guy”.
When asked at Texas A&M Pro Day about what he would say to experts or scouts who don’t believe defensive end Myles Garrett should be the No. 1 overall pick, Sumlin didn’t need a Jordan comparison to make his point.
“[I have] Nothing [t0 say]. That’s there fault,” he simply said. “He was the No. 1 guy in high school. He’s the No. 1 guy now. They’ll figure it out. If they don’t, then they’ll figure it out someday.”
Kevin Sumlin says he has nothing to say to those who don't think Myles Garrett should be the #1 pick. pic.twitter.com/VMlGihxJnt
— TexAgs (@TexAgs) March 30, 2017
Garrett was also considered by most the consensus No. 1 pick heading into the NFL Scouting Combine, but then his impressive workout earned him ridiculous comparisons to superheroes. He ran a 4.64 40-yard dash, which was faster than every single quarterback’s time.
With nothing to gain by running the 40-yard dash again at Texas A&M’s Pro Day, very few expected the defensive end to run the test again. However, he did anyway, and further validated his time, running an unofficial 40-yard dash in 4.61 seconds according to NFL.com.
The Cleveland Browns hold the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft. If they were taking the best player available, then Garrett would obviously be the guy, but it’s possible the Browns trade out of the first spot to draft a quarterback because it’s a position of need.