Browns Eyeing Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett

The Browns are increasingly likely to secure the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft (Football Outsiders gives Cleveland an 80.5% chance of picking first), and instead of targeting a quarterback, the club may look to improve its defense with the selection. The Cleveland front office has an “astronomical grade” on Texas A&M edge rusher Myles Garrett, a source tells Adam Schefter of Garrett (Vertical)

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Garrett, 20, is listed as the top 2017 collegiate prospect on nearly every draft guru’s big board, and is a lock to be chosen in the top-five of next year’s draft. At 6’5″, 265 pounds, Garrett should have the ability to play either defensive end in a 4-3 scheme or outside linebacker in a 3-4 look, and the Browns (who play the latter front), are reportedly “enamored” with the Aggie junior, per Schefter.

Although he’s been hampered by an early-season ankle injury, Garrett has still managed to post 8.5 sacks in nine games this year, bringing his career total to 31 in 33 contests.A first-team All-American in 2016, Garrett has previously been compared to NFL pass rushers such as Von Miller, Joey Bosa, and the retired Javon Kearse. “Generational player. Nothing he can’t do. Scheme-wrecker. Complete player,” one area scout told Albert Breer of earlier this year.

The Browns aren’t completely abandoning the idea of drafting a quarterback early, however, and scout Lake Dawson has been spending an “inordinate” amount of time in South Bend scouting Notre Dame signal-caller DeShone Kizer, reports Schefter, who notes that Cleveland does hold an extra first-round pick thanks to a trade with Philadelphia. Previous reports have also indicated that the Browns are focusing their efforts on North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky, another projected first-round pick.

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    • Finster

      The Browns will be a force in 2-3 years with all the great young talent they’re acquiring. Hopefully they nail this next draft and keep most of the coaching staff intact and build some stability for once. These kids wanna play for hugh. They’ll get together soon.

    • JT19

      None of the QBs currently stand out as #1 overall pick worthy. Doesn’t mean they don’t like any of them. They obviously have interest in Kizer if they have a scout spending a lot of time scouting him. But just because they like a guy doesn’t mean they should take him with the #1 overall pick, especially if they feel they can get another decent QB later in the draft (whether that be the Eagles’ first rounder or another later pick).

  1. jdodge22

    Are you telling me that there is anyone in this draft that is worth more than garroppolo?? A guy who has proven he can play and has learned under one of the greatest QBs of all time? Anyone

    • jb19

      Garrapollo has one year left on his deal. More than likely a 3rd round pick is all that would be offered. The guy was a 2nd round pick coming out, he’s played 3 NFL games. Calm down with all this first round pick non-sense. Reminds me of the Ryan mallet bs from a couple years ago. Hoyer, mallet, Cassel, ring a bell? Anyone?

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