Browns DE Myles Garrett talks about potentially playing alongside Bradley Chubb
One of the most intriguing aspects of the 2018 NFL Draft is centered around what the Cleveland Browns plan to do with the first and fourth overall picks. Among the notable prospects in this draft is NC State defensive end Bradley Chubb.
It would be the second year in a row that they went with a top defensive end after taking Myles Garrett with the first overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. According to Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk, Garrett would relish the opportunity to pair up with Garrett on the Browns:
“He’s a great player,” Chubb said Wednesday at a pre-draft press conference at AT&T Stadium. “That whole team is, I feel like, on the uprise, so being part of that would be pretty cool as well. If I got a chance to play on the opposite side of him, it would be like you said, havoc.”
Although both players showed mutual respect for each other’s games, Garrett feels he and defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah have a good thing going already.
“He’s a great player, so I can see why,” Garrett said on NFL Network when asked about Jackson’s comment about Chubb. “At the end of the day, you’ve got to show it on the next level. I hope that he does. He performed well during the season, and he had a good combine. But I think more people need to go back and look at the tape of me and Emmanuel [Ogbah] when we got to be on the field together and how much havoc we caused for our short time together and how much we can do knowing that we will be together for the whole year and the damage we can cause.”
Garrett’s NFL career got off to a late start due to an ankle injury he suffered during practice. However, he managed to show plenty of promise after registering 31 tackles, 7.0 sacks, and a forced fumble in 11 games. Meanwhile, Ogbah managed to hold his own as well opposite of Garrett. The former second-round pick racked up 29 tackles, 4.0 sacks, and two forced fumbles.
Regardless, given the state of the NFL landscape, teams can never have too many quality pass-rushers. This makes Garrett a legitimate option for the Browns come draft day.