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.
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He followed that up with a 4.74, but he stumbled in the final 10 yards to slow him down a bit.
For comparison purposes, Jadeveon Clowney ran a 4.53 at 266 pounds -- 6 pounds lighter than Garrett. Additionally, DeMarcus Ware ran a 4.65 at 251 pounds, which is 21 pounds lighter than Garrett.
Myles Garrett: 4.64, 1.63 (at 272 pounds)— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) March 5, 2017
DeMarcus Ware: 4.65, 1.70 (at 251 pounds)#Browns
As if 4.64 wasn't impressive enough, Gil Brandt of NFL.com clocked Garrett at 4.52. After his first run, one scout said "we can all go home now," insinuating that he's locked up the No. 1 pick.
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.