Prospect matchups: How Myles Garrett fared against UCLA OT Conor McDermott
With the 2017 NFL Combine well in the rearview mirror and the focus now on cross-examining every facet of play for hundreds of draft-eligible players, the Pro Football Focus team has put together a list of some of the more intriguing prospect matchups from the 2016 season — one-on-one meetings that featured players who are surely going to hear their name called come April.
Whether it was a quarterback targeting a cornerback or an edge defender blowing past an offensive tackle, some 2016 games pitted top players against one another in a preview of how they may fare against next-level talent. We’ve been revealing these matchups one at a time over the past few days.
Here are some of the matchups we’ve broken down thus far:
- Cal QB Davis Webb vs. Top Pac-12 CB prospects
- Miami CB Corn Elder vs. Top ACC QB prospects
- QB Chad Kelly vs. CB prospects Tre’Davious White and Marlon Humphrey
- Clemson WR Mike Williams vs. Top DB prospects
Garrett torched McDermott for six QB hurries, four QB hits, and a sack in the pair’s 2016 meeting. The former Aggie—PFF’s top-ranked prospect—accumulated a season-high 11 total QB pressures, third-most of his career for a single game, and the most since Week 10 of his freshman year in 2014 against UL Monroe.
|Myles Garrett’s best career games|
|Opponent / Week / Season||QB hits||QB hurries||QB sacks||Total|
|UL Monroe / 10 / 2014||0||11||3||14|
|Lamar / 2 / 2014||0||10||3||13|
|UCLA / 1 / 2016||4||6||1||11|
|Arizona St. / 1 / 2015||2||2||5||9|
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