Myles Garrett is so good, nobody knows who to compare him to

Garrett, an Arlington, Texas native who grew up loving the Cowboys, understands he stuck his foot in his mouth no matter how good-natured the exercise was, and he's now in damage-control mode in the hopes of remaining the top overall pick.

Cleveland almost went 0-16 past year with arguably the worst offense and defense in the league, after all, and has the fewest wins in the football (38) since it last finished a season with a winning record, in 2007.

Mission accomplished on the former as Garrett showed off his impressive blend of physical and athletic skills.

"Garrett went in a little shorter at 6'4", heavier at 272 pounds and with longer arms at 35.25 inches.

The NFL scouting combine can change the narrative around a prospect's draft stock. Garrett essentially scoffed at that and recorded the second-best total of any defensive lineman.

The former Texas A&M star ran a blazing 4.52 40 yard ash. Neither Garrett's Cowboys call-out, nor his admission in December that he'd "like not to go anywhere cold" as a pro, will move the needle enough to bump him from the No. 1 spot. The 6-foot-4, 272-pound defensive end impressed in nearly all areas, including a 4.64-second 40-yard dash, 41-inch vertical, a 128-inch broad jump, and bench-pressing 225 pounds 33 times.

Every young National Football League pass rusher dreams of putting famous quarterbacks on their backs.

Myles Garrett clocks a 4.64u 40-yard dash! "But once I'm in the NFL I can't hang my hat on that. I have to keep on rising". "You have to be able to turn the tide of a game at any given time". That's how good you have to be. They'd probably still get a crack at Mitch Trubisky, DeShone Kaiser or DeShaun Watson.

To most, that's likely an effort to build the value of the pick but desperation can make organizations do some insane things due to the importance of that position.

"Some of the representatives of the players called to explain some of the comments, and I explained to those guys at the time that we don't take it too serious".

Aside from a harmless video that was made in jest, Garrett has done nothing that should prevent the Browns from drafting him.

Myles Garrett is a man of many comparisons. "But I think each of them would have a way to go to establish himself that way".

Allen had 22½ sacks in his final two college seasons and returned two turnovers for touchdowns in 2016. Joke around, being lighthearted, don't mean to offend anybody. But, if I'm then and I like one of those guys, don't mess around.

"I always had ability", Phillips said.

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