For the past six months, we’ve been talking about former Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett as the potential No. 1 pick. He’s a physical freak with outstanding pass-rush skills, having proved himself to be a dominant force with the Aggies.
His college tape is obviously impressive, but everyone got a good look at just how athletic he is at the NFL Combine Sunday. In his first 40-yard dash attempt, Garrett ran a very impressive 4.64 – one of the best times by a defensive lineman in the first group.
Garrett is about as safe and surefire of a talent as there is in this class, which is great for the Browns. Why? Because they’ve done a terrible job drafting in the first round. There won’t be a single complaint or whisper of doubt if they take him first overall, which brings us to the biggest question.
Who will they take at No. 12? It could be a quarterback like Mitchell Trubisky or Deshaun Watson, but they’re far from locks as franchise quarterbacks. Could Leonard Fournette fall to them after his impressive combine performance Friday? It’s possible, but not completely likely.
The Browns will have a boatload of options come April.