Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp does not share the sentiment that Myles Garrett is far-and-away best player in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Sapp, in fact, believes Garrett doesn’t take the game seriously enough, tends to take plays off and has failed to proved he can dominate games.
"I see a lazy kid that makes four plays a game," Sapp said of the Texas A&M product, per ESPN.com. "This is the No. 1 guy? No, no, no. This ain't even close."
While most draft pundits expect the Browns to select Garrett, a defensive end, with the No. 1 overall pick Thursday night, Sapp said, "I don't see it from this kid. see the splash plays – everybody gets those. Where's the game he took over? Where? Any defensive lineman who's the No. 1 pick, you turn up and you say, 'There it is!' This kid, no, I don't. I'm a pretty plain and frank guy, and I watch the tape and he disappears. I watch the tape and he absolutely disappears."
Sapp’s theory as to why Garrett is the near-unanimous top pick in mock drafts around the internet: Teams are fixated on measurables.
"It's all about measurable," he said. "Once you hit the measurable, it's tough to get them old scout people off the numbers, and that's what (Garrett) has. He's big and he's fast. Now some defensive line coach is thinking, 'I can turn him into something.' How? I'm trying to figure this out. Really? Are we lowering the bar?"
Consider yourself warned, Cleveland.