Finding Broncos: Scouting Texas A&M Defensive End Myles Garrett

Senior Draft Analyst Erick Trickel breaks down some of the top defensive line prospects in the NFL Draft, starting with the expected No. 1 overall pick, Myles Garrett.

Myles Garrett, Defensive End, Texas A&M Aggies

http://www.scout.com/player/170788-myles-garrett?s=101

Combine Measurements

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 272 pounds

Arms: 35-¼ inches

Hands: 10-¼ inches

Combine Results

40-Yard Dash: 4.64 seconds

Bench Press (225 lbs): 33 reps

Vertical Jump: 41 inches

Broad Jump: 128 inches

Medical History

High ankle sprain.

Character

Small concerns.

Stats

Year  Tackles TFL Sacks PD FF FR INT
2014 49 12.5 11 1 0 0 0
2015 59 19.5 11.5 2 5 0 1
2016 33 15 8.5 2 2 1 0

Pros

Looks the part of an NFL defensive end. Has the physique and functional strength. Top-notch athlete with spring in his hips. Explosiveness is tremendous and off the charts.

Powerful legs. Outstanding finishing rate on tackles with very few missed (ounted three over the 13 games watched). Stays disciplined. Can play both left and right defensive end and even rush linebacker in a 3-4 front.

Can set the edge in an instant with the power he has in his lower body. Dominant rushing the passer. Best first three steps in college football. Has a destructive spin move that wreaks havoc on offensive linemen that he can use to spin either direction.

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Has played against the likes of La'el Collins, Shon Coleman, Cam Robinson and Laremy Tunsil. Long strides to eat up space in a flash. Lightning fast on inside moves. Plus acceleration to catch running backs from behind. Big hands that clamp on to the ball carriers.

Cons

Relies too much on his athleticism instead of technique. Still needs to work on chaining pass rush moves together. Sometimes stops when first rush move fails, instead of looking to do another one, which is his failure to chain moves together.

When fatigued his effort drops. Rides blocks longer than he should. Doesn’t have initiating hands but uses them to counter instead. Lacks urgency to disengage. Took plays off to protect health.

Never played more than 70 percent of defensive snaps in his college career. Needs refinement when setting the edge against the run and struggled against stronger run blocking offensive linemen.

Overview

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There is no question that Myles Garrett is the top player in this draft. He brings so much to the table and is the best pass rusher of this group.

Yes, he has things that need to be worked on, but that comes with playing time and NFL-level coaching. He should be the first player off the board.

Fit With The Broncos

Garrett fits with any and every team. He is a player that you want no matter what and fit your scheme around him. There's absolutely no way he falls to the Denver Broncos, but if he did, the thought of pairing Garrett and Von Miller together would cause opposing quarterbacks to fall ill before the game.

Draft Grade: No. 1 overall.

Where He Goes: No. 1 overall.

Insider's Take: Per sources, every team wants Garrett to fall and every team knows that he is going #1 to the Cleveland Browns.

Erick Trickel is the Senior Draft Analyst for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ErickTrickel.

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