PFF share nearly-elite grade for Browns’ star pass rusher Myles Garrett
It didn’t take long for Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Myles Garrett to develop into one of the league’s best pass rushers, and over the first two years of his career, Pro Football Focus says he has basically been elite, or at least close to it:
Myles Garrett has put forth a near-elite two-year grade in his time in the NFL so far pic.twitter.com/5ZvBJ4Itd9
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) May 19, 2019
Garrett is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he played in all 16 games and racked up 44 tackles, 13.5 sacks and three forced fumbles en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.
The 23-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Texas A&M University, was originally selected by the Browns with the first overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.
He appeared in just 11 contests during his rookie season mainly due to a sprained ankle, but when he was on the field, he was impressive, totaling 31 tackles, seven sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Garrett spent three seasons at Texas A&M, and during his junior campaign, he recorded 33 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, a couple of forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
His best year with the Aggies actually came during his sophomore season, however, when he registered 59 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, an interception and five forced fumbles.
The Browns, meanwhile, went 7-8-1 this past season, marking their best finish since winning 10 games all the way back in 2007. They have since gone on to have a very busy offseason, adding the likes of wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and running back Kareem Hunt to their offense while providing Garrett some defensive support in the form of linebacker Olivier Vernon and defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson.