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Myles Garrett | Defensive End

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

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All five NFL personnel executives polled by say that Texas A&M junior edge rusher Myles Garrett is the best prospect playing in the Alabama-Texas A&M game.
We agree. Here were a smattering of the quotes NFL Media generated in their quest. Exec 1: "Myles Garrett will always be the best player on the field. Doesn't matter who they play." Exec 2: "People use terms like 'can't-miss' or 'freak'. He's both of those things. He's a face of the franchise, cornerstone-type guy. There aren't many guys like this walking around on the planet." Exec 3: "Garrett is special. He gets double- and triple-teamed every down and he still makes wow plays." Garrett is set to battle Cam Robinson, Alabama's stud junior left tackle, on Saturday. Oct 21 - 5:03 PM

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Texas A&M junior edge rusher Myles Garrett (ankle) said that he is "good enough [health-wise] to play well."

In a win over Tennessee two Saturdays ago, Garrett was mostly limited to playing on third down. He believes that his health has progressed enough that he should be able to take on a larger set of responsibilities against Alabama. The 6-foot-5, 260-pounder has had the benefit of a bye week to recuperate between the Tennessee and Alabama contests. Garrett is one of the best players in the country, but his ankle injury has limited him to 14 tackles (6.0 for loss) and four sacks in five games.
Oct 18 - 2:38 PM

Texas A&M junior edge rusher Myles Garrett will play against Tennessee, but may be on a snap count.

Garrett missed last weekend's game against South Carolina with a high ankle sprain. Head coach Kevin Sumlin is not sure how much Garrett will play in the top 10 showdown against the Vols, however, he is certain the nation's top defender will see playing time. Garrett and Tennessee's Derek Barnett are worth spotlighting when their respective teams are on defense.
Oct 8 - 11:31 AM

Texas A&M junior edge rusher Myles Garrett will miss Saturday's game against South Carolina with a lower left leg injury.

The No. 9 Aggies should not need Garrett to beat the Gamecocks. Wide receivers Ricky Seals-Jones and Speedy Noil are also out. Myles Garrett, a possible No. 1 pick, was injury last week against Arkansas. After South Carolina, Texas A&M face Tennessee next week.
Oct 1 - 2:58 PM

Texas A&M junior edge rusher Myles Garrett said he didn't even consider the notion of sitting out for a season to prepare for the NFL.

"I've heard it but I'm against it. I want to be one of the best that's ever come through A&M, and that would just be betraying the people I've played with and the people who have come before me, who have worked their butt off," Garrett said at SEC Media Days. "... to get to a place where I could just sit out and then go? I don't think I could do that." In 2014, eventual Houston Texans' No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney often fielded the same question. Asked about entering the 2017 draft as an underclassman, Garrett said he's focused on the coming season. It would be stunning if he's still on campus in a year. Garrett is the No. 1 overall prospect on many boards.
Jul 22 - 6:05 PM

An anonymous personnel executive speaking with compared Texas A&M junior edge rusher Myles Garrett to Julius Peppers.

This strikes us as a better fit than the oft-made comparison to Jadeveon Clowney. Garrett, who has produced 22.5 sacks over two seasons, is more than just a twitched-up edge rusher. "I was pleasantly surprised with how well he plays against the run," Jeremiah wrote. "He keeps his pads low to the ground and easily holds the point of attack." Jeremiah fawned over Garrett in the report, calling him a "complete player," a "prototype player," and a player with "the ability to dominate on all three downs," but did have one critique. "He doesn't give any ground but he can do a better job of quickly shedding blocks and freeing himself up to pursue the ball," he wrote. "He's shown the ability to do this, but he could be more consistent in this area." The 6-foot-5, 262-pound Garrett had 59 tackles (37 solo), 19.5 TFL, 12.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, an interception and two passes defensed last year.
Jul 21 - 6:36 PM

Bleacher Report's Brent Sobleski says Texas A&M junior edge rusher Myles Garrett is a better prospect than Jadeveon Clowney and calls Garrett "the best NFL draft prospect entering the 2016 campaign."

Garrett has received this comp since stepping foot on campus back in 2014, the year he broke Clowney's SEC freshman record with 11.5 sacks. The pair are nearly identical in size, though Garrett has a big edge in perceived desire and a small edge in workout numbers (4.4 vs. 4.53 forty, better jumps). "When looking at Garrett as an athlete and person and his production to date, he's a better all-around prospect than Clowney," Sobleski wrote. "He isn't just a dominant force in college; he's far from actually reaching his full potential. Whatever team eventually selects the Texas A&M defender can expect him to reach his potential because of his demeanor."
Jul 20 - 5:45 PM

Texas A&M junior edge rusher Myles Garrett's goal for 2016 is to record 20 sacks.

"I have to live up to my expectations, which is to break all the records that I can, dominate by a wide margin," Garrett said. "Let it be unanimous. Don't let anyone be close to how good you are, no matter what the division is -- one, two or three." By the by, the current NCAA record for sacks is 24 (Terrell Suggs), so Garrett is hoping to lurk in some pretty esteemed waters. No surprise that the 6-foot-5, 250-pounder is setting lofty goals for himself. He did the same thing last year, vowing to finish the season with 15 sacks and 20 tackles for loss (he ended up with 11.5 sacks and 20 TFL). Garrett also indicated during SEC Media Days that he wanted to be the first overall selection of (presumably) the 2017 draft, saying, "Who doesn't?"
Jul 13 - 12:29 PM

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

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."
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.
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.
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.
May 11 - 12:34 PM