Myles Garrett might have locked up going No. 1 to Browns

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Garrett, who's been compared to premier National Football League pass rushers such as Von Miller and Julius Peppers, clocked a 4.64-second time in the 40-yard dash Sunday. Clowney ran the 40 in 4.53 seconds, a nose ahead of Garrett, but Garrett outjumped Clowney by almost four inches, and put up 33 reps on the bench press to Clowney's 21.

"He also dazzled scouts and coaches with his 41" vertical leap.

While not surprising, it is important to put some of it into perspective before discussing what it could mean for the Cleveland Browns with the #1 overall pick. The only thing that might change this is if the Browns - these are the Browns, yes - were to trade the pick.

His 40-yard dash is tied for the fifth-fastest by a 270-pound defensive lineman since 2006, according to ESPN. He said he was meeting with the Browns later in the day, and would apologize for it.


Tom Brady doesn't have to deal with Peyton Manning on the field anymore. For comparison, there were five wide receivers who ran slower 40 times than Garrett did.

Oh, Garrett's broad jump rocked, too.

Garrett is one of the players the Browns have been strongly considering with the No. 1 overall pick. "Doesn't matter (who drafts me) ... but I'd like not to go anywhere cold", Garrett said, per The Houston Chronicle.

After former UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky was rumored to be the No. 1 pick at the end of 2016, Garrett has supplanted him in most outlets.

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