Myles Garrett is considered by most to be the best player in the 2017 NFL Draft. The defensive end from Texas A&M is 6-4, 272 pounds.
Myles Garrett NFL Combine results
40-yard dash: 4.64
Bench press: 33
Broad jump: 128.0
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Scouting report: Myles Garrett, Browns
While the notion that Garrett is by far the best player in the 2017 draft class is farfetched, it's evident that he is a truly special prospect.
On the surface, Garrett is special with his size and athleticism. He's built with ideal height and length for an edge rusher. Garrett is fast, strong, explosive, flexible and able to use those tools to win in a variety of ways.
While he's not technically bad, technique and nuance is Garrett's weak point. He has never needed to win as a pass rusher or run defender in any other way than with pure athleticism. He likely will have success due to athleticism alone in the NFL, as well, but to reach his full potential, he needs to develop more technique.
Garrett already has demonstrated an ability to use counter moves effectively. He simply needs to develop better vision as a pass rusher in order to better understand how and when to use them.
As a run defender, Garrett's strength and length come in handy. He also needs to improve on his technique and positioning in run defense, which is his biggest weakness in the area.
Garrett's athleticism also helps when he chases down ball-carriers. He might be this year's best defensive lineman in run pursuit.
There aren't really any good comparisons for him currently in the NFL, but Garrett reminds of a better version of Danielle Hunter, another good prospect who was relatively weak as far as technique is concerned.
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(Report by Anthony Chiado)