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Myles Garrett | Defensive End

Team: Texas A&M Aggies
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 247

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Texas A&M sophomore DE Myles Garrett told Sports Illustrated, "pretty much I want to break all the records I can possible for a defensive end."
Ambition is not Garrett's problem. Last season, he set a goal of 15 sacks and 20 tackles for loss. And he almost reached them, too, ultimately finishing the 2015 campaign with 11.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss. Oh so close but oh so far. Said the 6-foot-5, 247-pound defensive terror of his career plans, "I want to go down as one of the best who came here." He also praised the work of strength and conditioning coach Larry Jackson, saying, "You know [he]m has the formula for taking great players with great work ethic and making them into something even better. He'll get me where I want to be, if I just listen and do what he says." Assuming he can stay healthy, Garrett figures to once again be one of the best defensive players in all the land come the start of the 2016 campaign. Mar 6 - 2:11 PM

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NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein believes "the best match with [Von] Miller is still in college football [in the form of Texas A&M sophomore DE Myles Garrett]."

On Monday, NFL Media's team of analysts bandied about their potential "next Von Miller's" in this draft class, but Zierlein opted to step outside that box. "The closest you could come would be Myles Jack from UCLA, but he's never been a full-time rusher and is more of a physical match than a pass-rush match," Zierlein wrote before offering Garrett as a Miller-ish human who we could see in the 2017 draft. The 6-foot-5, 247-pound sophomore recorded 59 tackles (19.5 for loss), 11.5 sacks (he now has 22.5 career sacks in just two seasons), an interception and five forced fumbles for the 2015 campaign. PFF's Jeff Dooley has noted that Garrett's begun to add a run-stopping element to his already fearsome pass-rushing skills.
Feb 8 - 6:52 PM

Pro Football Focus noted the big strides Texas A&M sophomore DE Myles Garrett made as a run defender last fall.

"He ranked third among all edge defenders behind only [Joey] Bosa and [Derek] Barnett in our PFF grades, and while the majority of that grade came from his ability to pressure the quarterback, he improved significantly as a run defender from his 2014 performance," wrote Jeff Dooley. "He started off the season with his highest grade of the year versus Arizona State, and finished it with his second-best in the bowl game against Louisville." The site ranked Garrett as the sixth-best player returning to campus. Garrett acquitted himself well in a marquee October matchup against No. 1 overall candidate LT Laremy Tunsil.
Feb 2 - 12:55 PM

Texas A&M sophomore DE Myles Garrett recorded two tackles for loss in Saturday's 23-2 loss to Ole Miss.

Garrett faced off against Laremy Tunsil on almost every snap, although he did stunt inside in some situations. Garrett played on 67 of 101 snaps in the highly publicized matchup. Garrett was able to draw a number of pressures thanks to his combination of explosion, power and bend. And in fairness, Tunsil played at a high level in his first game back from suspension.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 01:06:00 PM

Texas A&M sophomore DE Myles Garrett lines up nearly 100 percent of the time opposite left tackles on pass rushing snaps.

This means Garrett will face off against returning Ole Miss junior left tackle Laremy Tunsil on almost every snap. Tunsil is returning from a suspension handed down by the NCAA after an investigation into improper benefits. Tunsil is ranked by many as the top draft-eligible offensive lineman, and Garrett is a sensational sophomore. It could be the top one on one matchup of the season.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 10:15:00 AM's Gil Brandt says NFL scouts can't wait to watch Ole Miss junior T Laremy Tunsil face off against Texas A&M sophomore DE Myles Garrett on Saturday.

Tunsil's return could not have come at a better time. The NFL Draft community is abuzz about the matchup between heralded prospects. "Laremy Tunsil vs. Myles Garrett is a matchup we could be watching for the next 15 years," Brandt's colleague Albert Breer tweeted. Tunsil better be in tip-top shape right out of the gate.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 09:26:00 PM

The Lott Trophy added five players to an updated watch list, including Texas A&M sophomore DE Myles Garrett.

All five -- Riley Bullough (LB, Michigan State), Deon Bush (DB, Miami), Jordan Jenkins (LB, Georgia) and Tyler Matakevich (LB, Temple) -- arguably should have been on the list in the first place, but here we are. Garrett leads the country in sacks (5.5) and Bullough is No. 2 in the nation with 39 tackles. Jenkins has 22 tackles, 6.5 TFL, three sacks and seven quarterback hurries while Matakevich has 29 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 09:48:00 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper wants to see how Texas A&M sophomore DE Myles Garrett defends the run this weekend against Arkansas.

We all know Garrett is difficult to contain off the edge, but how stout will he be in holding it against a mammoth Hogs' offensive line and a stable of strong runners? "While Garrett has been a terror as a pass-rusher for Texas A&M, I want to see how he mixes that ability to get into the backfield and make plays with a solid approach against the run, which is what Arkansas will want to do in a crucial game for the Razorbacks to keep their season afloat," Kiper wrote.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 04:21:00 PM

Texas A&M sophomore DE Myles Garrett recorded four tackles for loss, including 3.5 sacks, in the school's 44-27 win over Nevada.

Garrett was absolutely dominant, and the performance is even more impressive considering Garrett had his wisdom teeth removed just days before. It is difficult to argue against Garrett being the top edge rusher in college football. He wins with speed and converts it to power.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 09:43:00 AM

Texas A&M sophomore DE Myles Garrett had his wisdom teeth removed last Sunday but played at a high level in the school's 44-27 win over Nevada.

Head coach Kevin Sumlin disclosed the information after the game. If you have ever gone through the procedure, you know this is quite a feat. Garrett almost certainly missed practiced time because of the surgery and his nutrition was altered, too. We will post Garrett's production from the game later in the week.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 04:34:00 PM

Texas A&M sophomore DE Myles Garrett "presents size usually present in juniors or seniors," notes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

Garrett checks in at 6-foot-5, 255 pounds. Draft analyst Reuter wrote that "[his] true freshman campaign already puts him among the top pass rushers in college football." In that freshman season, he recorded 11.5 sacks and 14.5 TFL thanks to what Reuter refers to as a "natural bend." "[That bend] gives him a chance to get around any offensive tackle in a hurry." Garrett was named to the Freshman All-American team last season and HC Kevin Sumlin has compared him to a combination of Adrian Peterson (explosive ability), Jean-Claude Van Damme (flexibility and strength) and a cat (body contortion). This all equals out to one of the most promising defenders in the SEC.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 05:23:00 PM

Texas A&M DL coach Terry Price notes that sophomore DE Myles Garrett has obviously "gotten stronger" in the off season.

"Obviously, he's gotten stronger," Texas A&M defensive line coach Terry Price told "He's gotten healthier. He has done a better job at the point of attack. One of the biggest things we worked on this spring and this fall is hand placement ... and he’s worked hard at it, and he’s done a better job with his hands." The 6-foot-5, 255-pound Garrett earned consensus Freshman All-American honors last year, after posting 50 tackles, and 11.5 sacks.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 03:25:00 PM

Texas A&M HC Kevin Sumlin called sophomore DE Myles Garrett a blend of Adrian Peterson, Jean-Claude Van Damme and a cat.

Incredible. Let's break this down. Sumlin says Garrett has Peterson's explosion, Van Damme's flexibility and strength and a cat's body contortion. "We call him Batman," says Sumlin, "because his body looks like the costume." Garrett was one of the top SEC defenders last season in just his first year in college football. Expect the Texas A&M defense to take a step forward this season.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 09:40:00 AM

Texas A&M sophomore DE Myles Garrett "clearly has top-end talent, with explosive burst off the line that will make him one of the nation's best pass rushers," according to Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

"The Aggies had plenty of problems on defense last year, but Garrett's instant impact as a freshman saved them from even more frustrations," Brown wrote. "He boosted a lackluster pass rush in a hurry, debuting with an SEC freshman record 11 ½ sacks and 53 tackles. Eight of those sacks did come against Lamar, Rice and Louisiana-Monroe, so there's plenty of room to grow against stiffer SEC competition." Brown pegs Garrett as the No. 5 defensive end in the land. The 6-foot-5, 255-pounder earned consensus Freshman All-American honors last year.
Wed, Jul 15, 2015 12:31:00 AM

Texas A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis has "simplified" the school's defensive scheme.

Senior defensive tackle Julien Obioha said it took him three weeks to learn the previous scheme and only three days to learn Chavis'. We are proponents of simplifying coaching on both sides of the ball at the college level, mastering and perfecting rather than over-complicating. Chavis was previously the defensive coordinator at Tennessee and Louisville.
Tue, Jul 14, 2015 11:21:00 AM