Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle reports that Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett is turning pro and will enter the 2017 NFL Draft.
Garrett is considered by many draft experts to be the No. 1 prospect in next year’s draft class, so the expectation all along was that he would forgo his final year of eligibility and pursue an NFL career.
The Browns figure to be a team to watch for Garrett, considering that they’re currently in position to be picking at the top of the draft next year.
Beyond that, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported a few weeks ago that there’s a “real chance” the Browns will not use their first-round pick on a quarterback next year and a source told him said the Browns have an “astronomical grade” Garrett and are “enamored” with him.
Even if the Browns grabbed Garrett to open the draft, they could still take a quarterback with their second first-round pick in the event there’s someone they deem worthy of taking at that point.
During his three-year college career, Garrett recorded 141 tackles, 31 sacks, an interception, five pass defenses, a fumble recovery and seven forced fumbles.