Myles Garrett Scouting Report


Prospect Information


Combine Stats


Overview
Comes from a family of Athletes. Father Sean played in the NBA; mother and sister were track stars in college. Produced 11 and a half sacks as a freshman. Lit up the stat book in his sophomore year with 12 and a half sacks, 19 and a half for loss, with 5 forced fumbles. Played through injuries in his junior (final) year, starting 9 and playing in 11 games, recording 8 and a half sacks and 15 tackles for loss.

NFL Comparison
Willie McGinest

Best Position Fit
Edge; Defensive End (43), Outside Linebacker (34)

Strengths
Excellent athlete with a quick first step. He is a sure tackler, and an undervalued run defender. Offensive coordinators have a tendency of calling plays away from him. Does an excellent job of getting off blocks to route the ball carrier back inside. Battled tested against some of the best college football players in the country. Will play through injuries as he did with his knee in 2016.

Weaknesses
Pass rush can be stonewalled at times by large-quick tackles (see Alabama 2016 – Cam Robinson). Can also at times over-pursue the ball carrier and lose tackling angles. However, this is also what makes him such a good edge defender prospect, as he is well-schooled to protect the edge and send the ball carrier back inside. Needs to be coached up with more pass rush moves.

Summary
Garrett did not drop in coverage very often at Texas A&M, but he did move inside the D-line at times when the Aggies sprinkled in the 46 (Bear) Defense. Due to his quick first step, he is as able to create an angle and penetrate past guards from the 46. He is a very good pass rusher, and an underappreciated edge defender. Has ability to get off blocks and chase down the ball carrier. He could be the unsung hero of a team’s run defense and send an average NFL Will linebacker to the Pro Bowl. Garrett should come off the board early, and perhaps first overall. Has the traits to play a long time in the NFL. Early in his career, he could perform at a prominent level rushing the quarterback, and his ability to set the edge make him an ideal candidate for conversion to a 34 SAM Outside Linebacker later in his career.

Bottom Line
Myles Garrett might be the best Edge prospect not named Von Miller in the past 15 years.

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