When UCLA takes the field to face Texas A&M on Saturday, Bruins head coach Jim Mora knows he won’t have the best player in the game.
That player will be suited up for the Aggies, and his name is Myles Garrett. Mora said Tuesday that Garrett is a special player. He thinks he’s special enough to be the first player taken in next year’s NFL draft.
UCLA HC Jim Mora on Myles Garrett: "This guy's special. He's potentially the No. 1 pick in the draft."
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Mora isn’t alone in that opinion. CBSSports.com has Garrett ranked as the 2017 draft’s top overall prospect, ahead of Clemson QB Deshaun Watson and LSU RB Leonard Fournette.
Garrett had 11.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss in 2015. He also had an interception and five forced fumbles.