By Nick Shook
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If there were any lingering questions surrounding Myles Garrett‘s status as the favorite to go first overall to Cleveland in the 2017 draft, they were cast into oblivion on Sunday.
Garrett’s workout jumped off the charts — 4.64 40, 41-inch vertical, 33 bench reps of 225 pounds, 10-foot, 8-inch broad jump at 272 pounds — had everyone in attendance raving, including NFL Network’s Rich Eisen and Mike Mayock, and should serve as one of the final convincing pieces of evidence for Garrett to go first overall on April 27.
“Everything he did just screams ‘I want to be the first pick,'” Mayock said. “Strong, drop your hips, eyes up, pound and go. He’s a natural edge rusher. I don’t care what defense you play, if you’re Cleveland and you’re looking at No. 1, (defensive coordinator) Gregg Williams likes to hunt quarterbacks, I think that’s the guy you want.”
We’ll spend the next month or so discussing potential landing spots for Garrett, but there should be only one response: Cleveland, Cleveland and Cleveland. Sunday’s workout solidified that notion. Continue reading