Myles Garrett entered the season as the top defender in the nation and a potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Texas A&M star defender has been putting opponents on notice since his freshman campaign and that has continued throughout his career.
As Garrett continued to grow and gain strength in College Station, he has dominated opponents and wreaked havoc in the backfield to the tune of 26.5 career sacks — four sacks and six tackles for a loss in 2016 alone.
There is no denying Garrett has the talent to excel at the next level and the hype to become a top pick.
But who should you compare the Aggies’ game to?
According to Lance Zierlein of the NFL Network, the appropriate comparison for Garrett is current Denver Broncos star Von Miller and Jevon “The Freak” Kearse. Zierlein wrote:
One of the easiest comparisons to make for Garrett is former Texas A&M defensive end Von Miller. Not only do they come from the same college team, but they have similar athletic attributes. Their explosion off the snap and around the edge is what makes them special and so difficult to block.
Garrett’s strength, initial explosion up the field lateral agility is very similar to Kearse’s. Kearse had longer arms and Garrett appears to be a more skilled pass rusher than Kearse was at this same juncture of their college careers, but their playing style and high-end ability make this my preferred comp.
Talk about high praise.
It will be interesting to see how Garrett continues to develop and how he excels at the next level, but it is clear there are high expectations and his talent suggests we could be watching someone very special.
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