With the first overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the “Bad News Browns” selected defensive end Myles Garrett. Prior to the draft, several NFL scouts criticized Garrett’s effort at Texas A&M, accusing him of taking plays off. But whatever doubt Cleveland may have had before the draft, was quietly silenced by his freakish performance at the combine.
At 6-foot-5 and 274 pounds, Garrett somehow managed to run a 4.64 in the 40-yard dash and had a 41″ vertical. Let me put that into perspective for you… Most NFL fans would say Odell Beckham is by far one of the most freakish athletes in the NFL — well guess what — his vertical jump was only 38.5″ (compared to Garrett’s 41″) and OBJ weighs almost 100 pounds LESS than Garrett!
In addition to his freakish athleticism, Garrett performed 33 reps in the 225 lb. bench press. Fun Fact: In his spare time, Garrett spends his time writing poetry (that’s not a joke).