Browns star Myles Garrett receives impressive grades from Pro Football Focus
Myles Garrett hasn’t been talked about as much the last year because of what the Cleveland Browns offense is turning into, but this is one of the best defensive ends in the league, and the Pro Football Focus stats prove it.
According to PFF, Garrett’s overall grade last year was 87.0, while his pass rush grade was 86.2, which were both the highest grades for any Browns defender.
No Browns defender had a higher overall grade or pass-rush grade than Myles Garrett in 2018 pic.twitter.com/C8aW66cjyX
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) May 24, 2019
The most impressive part of these stats is how much improvement Garrett expects to make this season. Garrett revealed earlier this month in a Bleacher Report article by Dan Pompei that last years defensive coordinator Gregg Williams would only allow him to use two moves while rushing the passer.
“I hopefully have more freedom to be the player I want to be,” Garrett said. “[Former defensive coordinator and interim head coach] Gregg [Williams] was more like: ‘You win with these two moves. I don’t want to see anything else out of you.’ It’s kind of hard with two moves. I feel like you can’t always be so predictable. You can be as strong or fast as you want, but speed chop and power move aren’t always going to work. You have to mix up what you’re doing. Sometimes you have to stutter step, sometimes you have to spin inside, you have to run some games. You have to have some freedom to throw different looks at them, and we didn’t always have that.”
Garrett is primed to have another big season and with all of his moves ready to be unleashed, the rest of the league needs to be on notice.