Former Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett has signed with NFL agent Bus Cook, according to SBJ’s Liz Mullen.
Multiple mock drafts and draft analysts foresee Garrett, barring any unusual circumstances, to be drafted first overall by the Cleveland Browns in the 2017 NFL Draft. The unanimous All-American is certainly an imposing figure on the defensive line, standing at 6’5″ and weighing 269 pounds.
During his junior season at A&M in which he played 11 games, Garrett racked up 33 total tackles, 15 for a loss, and 8.5 sacks. He has been called the “best athlete in this draft class” by CBS Sports NFL Draft senior analyst Rob Rang, who even went so far as to call him a “can’t miss.”
Although his play on the field is certainly newsworthy, he has gotten a lot of attention for a variety of things lately, only one of which being that he is a potential number one overall draft pick. A few months ago, he said that he does not want to play for a cold weather team (i.e., Cleveland’s not-so-tropical climate) and recently even went so far as to release a video pleading the Cowboys to make a trade for the first overall pick, the Browns might select him anyway.
Now, he is a native of Arlington, Texas, and likely rooted for the Cowboys growing up, but he has said that the video was a joke. Backtracking on this statement, albeit made in good-fun, is likely at the counsel of his newly signed agent, Cook.
With all the mumblings and rumors of trades surrounding the NFL Draft, even though it is nearly two months away, Garrett could very well get his wish and not play somewhere cold (or as cold as) Cleveland.