2016 NFL Draft: early look at Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett


Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett is quickly making a name for himself as an explosive presence off the edge. A player with his combination of quickness, length and snap awareness is going to get a ton of attention by NFL scouts. If he’s able to keep his early season pace it’s possible he hears his name called within the first 10 picks of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Garrett features great snap awareness and initial burst which makes him a nightmare off the edge. He routinely beats the offensive linemen out of their stance creating a clean path to the quarterback. Thanks to his closing speed, Garrett is a finisher who converts many of his pressures into sacks.

This clip shows Garrett timing the snap and exploding into the backfield:

His commitment to using his hands and length is an important part of his success. Garrett knows how to gain inside hand placement while delivering a jolt to the blocker. This allows him to create space to work in both the pass and run game.

He shows the ability to set the edge against the run thanks to that hand usage and use of leverage. His strong upper body gives him the power needed to disengage and attack the runner.

Garrett is a tenacious player who always works to the whistle. He’s the type of defender who’ll fight through blocks in his pursuit the ball carrier. This clip shows Garrett crossing the face of the defender, fighting into the backfield and making a play on the runner:

We’re only two weeks into the college football season but Garrett has already turned heads. It’ll be fun watching him develop as the season progresses.

Current Draft Position: 1st Round