Prospect matchups: How Myles Garrett fared against UCLA OT Conor McDermott

Cam Mellor takes a look at how former Aggie edge defender Myles Garrett played against OT prospect Conor McDermott.

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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:

Today we take a look at former Texas A&M edge defender Myles Garrett versus UCLA’s Conor McDermott, the No. 6 player on PFF’s OT draft board.

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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Cameron currently serves as Editor for Pro Football Focus as well as Media Correspondent for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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