Texas A&M pass rusher Myles Garrett told ESPN’s Edward Aschoff on Wednesday he has not made a final decision about entering the draft. Garrett said he thinks he knows what he will do, but he wants to discuss it further with his family and coaches. He said the potential of going in the top three could be enough to push him over the top on his decision.
The NFL has an advisory council that provides underclassmen with some general guidance on their potential draft position. It is my understanding they do not specify where in a given round, but keep it more general.
All that being said, I’m pretty sure we know where Garrett is projected to be drafted. Most mock drafts have him going No. 1, and any that don’t seem to have him at No. 2. I think most everybody would be surprised if a) he did not turn pro and b) he did not go in the first two picks. Plenty could happen between now and draft day (just ask Laremy Tunsil), but barring anything crazy, I think we’ll all see him walk out and get a jersey from Roger Goodell early on the first night of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Whether or not it is a 49ers or Browns or other jersey is still to be determined. The Browns are winless and hold the No. 1 pick. They could beat the Cincinnati Bengals this weekend, but odds are pretty good they go winless this season. Garrett would make sense both as the best option available and as a player who fills a big need. In reality, Garrett would be a great add to any team. You can never have enough pass rushers, and Garrett could be the best of the bunch coming out of this class.