There are some, like SEC Network analyst Booger McFarland, who don’t think Myles Garrett is worthy of the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft. However, those people are in the minority.
Denver Broncos LB Von Miller, who also spent his days at Texas A&M terrorizing opposing quarterbacks, is fully confident that Garrett will be the first name called in Philadelphia on April 27.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 11, 2017
The 6-foot-4, 272-pound Garrett is projected to do just that, according to many top draft experts. Garrett turned in a time of 4.64 in the 40-yard dash to go with a 41-inch vertical, confirming his status as a physical specimen.
He didn’t let that athletic superiority go to waste, racking up 32.5 sacks in three seasons at College Station.
If it wasn’t for Cam Newton, Miller would’ve been the No. 1 overall pick himself in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was taken by the Broncos with the following pick, and the franchise hasn’t regretted it.
Miller got his pro career started by winning AP Defensive Rookie of the Year, and he took home 2015 Super Bowl MVP.
Miller’s comment comes on the heels of criticism from McFarland, who believes Garrett shied away from contact with the Aggies and didn’t perform well against the run.
That prompted Garrett to cancel an interview with McFarland and Mike Greenberg on ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike on Monday morning.