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Prospect Profile: Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett

Myles Garrett 

Defensive end| Texas A&M| Junior

Height:6-foot-4*|Weight: *272 pounds

College Stats

2016: Garrett recorded 33 tackles (18 solo), 15 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a pass breakup in 11 games for the Aggies.

Career:145 tackles (84 solo), 48.5 tackles for loss, 32.5 sacks, four pass breakups and one interception in 36 games; Garrett recorded 14 or more tackles for loss each season, but his sack totals went from 11.5 as a freshman to 12.5 as a sophomore to 8.5 in 2016. Led SEC in sacks, tackles for loss (19.5) and forced fumbles (five) as a sophomore when he was a finalist for the Lombardi and Ted Hendricks awards

Combine Results

40-yard dash: 4.64 seconds (tied for fifth among defensive ends)

Bench press: 33 reps of 225 pounds (tied for second among defensive ends)

Broad jump: 10 feet, 8 inches (tied for second among defensive ends)

Vertical jump: 41 inches (first among defensive ends)

3-cone drill: did not participate

20-yard shuttle: did not participate

Profile 

Summary:A Parade All-American who was named Texas Class 5A Defensive Player of the Year after posting 81 tackles and 19.5 sacks as a senior, Garrett quickly made an impact in College Station. He led the Aggies in sacks (11.5), tackles for loss (14) and quarterback hurries (nine) in 12 games (eight starts) to earn Freshman All-American and All-SEC honors in 2014. The following season, Garrett again led the SEC in sacks (12.5), tackles for loss (19.5) and forced fumbles (five) in 13 games. His .96 sacks per game ranked fifth in FBS, and his .38 forced fumbles per game ranked fourth. Although his stats dipped and he dealt with an early knee injury in 2016, he was still named a First-Team All-American and All-SEC as a junior in 11 games (nine starts).

Garrett showcased his strength and athleticism at the combine that helped him be so prolific in college. NFL.com's Lance Zierlein compared him directly to Julius Peppers (143.5 career sacks) and likened his spin move to Dwight Freeney (122.5 sacks).

"Dominant pass-rush ability and production in college. Remarkable burst off the snap," Zierlein wrote. "His first three steps can throw an offense into disarray. When he times the snap, tackles have almost no chance of catching him at the edge. Wicked, whirling, dervish inside spin move that's reminiscent of Dwight Freeney's."

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Stacking up: Garrett is ranked as the top overall prospect by NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah in the former scout's top 50 list. He's also ranked as the "crown jewel" of the defensive ends group by analyst Bucky Brooks and top-rated edge rusher by Mike Mayock.

Hitting the books:In addition to hailing from an athletic family with a sister (Brea Garrett) who was an NCAA Champion thrower and older brother (Sean Williams) who played in the NBA, Garrett has hit the books. He's pursuing a degree in Global Arts, Planning, Design and Construction in the College of Architecture and minoring in business administration and geology.   

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