PFF scouting report: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

The PFF analysis team breaks down the prospects of the Aggies' Myles Garrett ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft.

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Myles Garrett

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PFF scouting report: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

Name: Myles Garrett

School: Texas A&M

Position fit: Edge defender, either a 4-3 defensive end or a 3-4 outside linebacker

Stats to know: Finished in the top three among edge defenders in overall grade in all three years of college

What he does best:

  • Can win any way as a pass-rusher. Has the burst to challenge the edge and the power to put offensive tackles on skates
  • Also works the inside counter well, won to the inside just as much as he won to the outside
  • Even distribution of pass-rushing wins: 20 outside, 20 inside, 10 bull rush
  • Greatly improved his grade against pull blocks in the run game in 2016, play-by-play grading more than doubled in that area
  • Quick first step and agility allow him to disrupt in backfield
  • Has the athleticism to play both sides of the option mesh point
  • Nice job of working both sides of blocker on front side in zone game
  • Changes direction so easily
  • Played through injury for much of 2016 and was still disruptive in all phases
  • Room to continue to get stronger, something he’s done throughout college career and if he continues to progress, he’ll be even more dangerous in both phases.

Biggest concerns:

  • Can get caught upfield in run game
  • Doesn’t always see crack block coming
  • While much improved against the run, still has to prove it against NFL offensive linemen
  • May never be a great run defender
  • Has not had many opportunities to hold the point in the run game, more of a penetrator/disruptor

Bottom line: Garrett has the skills to be an elite pass-rusher at the next level as he can win a variety of ways and there’s still room to improve his power. As a run defender, he may never get to the level of a Von Miller or a Khalil Mack, but he can affect the quarterback and his improvement in the run game should have him playing at a reasonable level if used in the right capacity. Garrett’s on-field production combined with his athletic prowess has him positioned as the top pass-rusher and top overall player in the draft.

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  • a57se

    Can he stand up and play OLB in the NFL? Has he dropped into coverage in College and if he has, how has he done? What kind of motor does Garrett have? Does he chase down plays from the backside?
    Please, if you are going to do a scouting report, try and be a little more thorough.

  • Pook

    I’m also wondering about his performance when the play is to the other side of the field. I only saw limited snaps of his, but I recall he would usually shut down if the play was going away from him. He has the athleticism to chase down plays, but does he?

  • Derrick

    Only 11 sacks career in sec play that should be the most concerning stat. HE was shut down when playing elite talent.

  • MosesZD

    You forgot – takes a lot of plays off.