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Myles Garrett officially declares for 2017 NFL Draft

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Not a surprise, and he is a strong candidate to go No. 1 overall.

The 2017 NFL Draft is four months away, and the potential top pick has officially entered. Myles Garrett released a statement on Saturday night through the university announcing he will enter the draft.

The decision is not surprising. He has been projected as a top two pick for most of the college season. There is nothing left for him at the college level. Yes, the 8-5 Texas A&M Aggies could take a step forward and compete for something bigger, but it would have been foolish for Garrett to stick around another year. Time to cash in in a big way.

The Cleveland Browns currently hold the top pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The San Francisco 49ers sit right behind them with the No. 2 pick. If the Browns beat the Steelers on Sunday and the 49ers lose to the Seahawks, San Francisco moves into the top spot. If the Browns lose or the 49ers win, San Francisco will hold the No. 2 pick.

There will be plenty of time for people to pick apart Garrett vs. the other potential candidates. My guess is he ends up going No. 1, but maybe Jonathan Allen or somebody else surprises us. Whatever the case, we’ll find out in the next couple hours whether or not the 49ers are picking first or second as the Cleveland Browns wrap up their season against the Pittsburgh Steelers.