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Myles Garrett | Defensive End

Team: Texas A&M Aggies
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 260

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If Texas A&M junior edge rusher Myles Garrett's testing numbers had taken place at the 2016 NFL Combine, he would've finished No. 1 among defensive linemen in the 40-yard dash and broad jump and No. 2 in vertical leap.
"He's 6'5", 265 pounds. He runs a 4.46. What are we talking about? That is ridiculous," ESPN analyst Tim Tebow said. "He broad jumps a 10-foot-9. That is ridiculous. Oh by the way, his vertical jump is 38.5 inches. He can leg-press 1,100 pounds." That athleticism is why Garrett is generation Jadeveon Clowney-level buzz. Garrett, ranked No. 1 in the class by Mel Kiper, has 132 tackles, 33.5 TFL, 24 sacks and 20 quarterback hurries over two seasons on campus. Jun 13 - 7:59 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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An NFL personnel executive who spoke with NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah compared Texas A&M junior edge rusher Myles Garrett to Julius Peppers.

"I wouldn't put [Garrett] in [Peppers'] class just yet," Jeremiah wrote, "but he's still very young and his best football is ahead of him." A sign of the analyst's respect for the 6-foot-5, 260-pounder -- in writing up Garrett's weaknesses, Jeremiah opened with the sentence, "Garrett is a complete player." He would like to see the Aggies star improve his consistency in disengaging from blocks. We will have a chance to see him in a spotlight showdown with UCLA come the first weekend of September. As Jeremiah noted, "Garrett is the premier edge rusher in college football and he'll be squaring off against one of the best offensive tackles in the country, UCLA's Connor McDermott. This will be a good test for Garrett, and I think his quickness and power will allow him to harass QB Josh Rosen for four quarters."
Source: NFL.com
Jun 9 - 2:10 PM

Texas A&M junior edge rusher Myles Garrett has reportedly run a sub-4.5 second 40-yard dash.

He also reportedly boasts a 38 1/2-inch vertical jump and a broad jump of 129 1/2 inches. "Whether the Aggies star is draft-eligible in 2017 or 2018, his athleticism and combine testing as a defensive end will generate a scouting buzz on a level with 2014 No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney," NFL Media noted. ESPN's Mel Kiper says Garrett is the best draft-eligible NFL prospect in college football.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 2 - 4:59 PM

CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang ranked Texas A&M junior edge rusher Myles Garrett as the No. 2 underclassman prospect for 2017.

Only fellow SEC-bruiser Leonard Fournette ranks ahead of Garrett among Rang's underclassmen. The analyst referred to the 6-foot-5, 260-pounder as "explosive off the edge." The stats he has posted through just two years with the Aggies are downright terrifying. He is coming off a 2015 campaign which saw him record some video game numbers, including 19.5 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks and five forced fumbles. He stated earlier this offseason that he wants to be one of the best who ever played. Rivals ranks him as the No. 2 draft-eligible player while ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. bests that by placing him at No. 1. Don't expect him to stray far from the top-5 on most boards this coming season.
Source: CBS Sports
May 19 - 7:38 PM

Texas A&M junior edge rusher Myles Garrett enters his junior season with 26 career sacks.

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter pegs him as the fifth-best player in college football. "His burst, flexibility, length and acceleration make him a tough ask for any left tackle," Reuter wrote. ESPN's Mel Kiper has Garrett atop his first Big Board.
Source: NFL.com
May 17 - 5:09 PM

Rivals tagged Texas A&M junior edge rusher Myles Garrett as the second-best draft-eligible player for 2017.

"Garrett is a freaky athlete who needs to improve his inside pass rush but his length and quickness make him an NFL franchise pass rusher," wrote recruiting director Mike Farrell. Colleague Adam Gorney added that the 6-foot-5, 247-pounder is a "phenomenal athlete who also hits." Last season, Garrett recorded 59 tackles (19.5 for loss), 11.5 sacks and five forced fumbles. As Gorney notes, if a quarterback like Deshaun Watson or Brad Kaaya is not selected with the No. 1 overall selection in 2017, Garrett could well be in play for it. He is a legitimate wrecking ball of a defender.
Source: Rivals
May 13 - 9:08 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranked Texas A&M junior edge rusher Myles Garrett No. 1 on his first 2017 Big Board.

No big surprise here. The 6-foot-5, 247-pound Garrett is the edge rushing savant every franchise salivates over. He combines mouthwatering measureables with huge production, producing 24 sacks and 33.5 tackles for loss in his true freshman and sophomore campaigns. That run came in the sport's toughest conference, often facing chips or double teams.
Source: ESPN.com
May 11 - 12:34 PM

Rivals' Mike Farrell wrote that Texas A&M junior DE Myles Garrett is "talented enough to push a quarterback out of the No. 1 spot if he continues to develop."

Out of high school, Garrett ranked as Rivals' No. 2 overall prospect for the 2014 cycle, with eventual Alabama DE Da'Shawn Hand ranking as their No. 1. Farrell would flip those two in hindsight. "Hand won out, but just barely. Obviously it looks like Garrett should have been the guy," the analyst wrote. Last season, the 6-foot-5, 247-pound Aggie recorded 11.5 sacks with 19.5 tackles for loss. Earlier this offseason, he told Sports Illustrated that he wants to "break all the records [he] can possible for a defensive end."
Source: Rivals
May 9 - 2:27 PM

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

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.
Source: NFL.com
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

NFL.com'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