After being the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett didn’t quite have the rookie season he hoped for. The Texas A&M product certainly showed flashes and had seven sacks, but he also missed five games due to injury, and of course was on a Browns team that won zero games.
But all indications are that Garrett will at least be very good at the NFL level, and probably a superstar. The 6’4″, 272-pounder was a no-brainer No. 1 overall pick because of his freakish athleticism to go with a monster body. Here’s what NFL.Com’s Lance Zierlein had to say on Garrett’s draft profile page:
Elite edge rusher who possesses rare explosiveness and the fluid-movement skills and agility of an NBA shooting guard. Good size, but he’s never likely going to be a hold-your-ground run defender, and might be best suited as an outside linebacker. However, his ability to explode into the backfield through a gap or around the edge gives him disruptive potential on every snap. Garrett still needs to fine-tune his pass-rush strategy and could stand to give more consistent effort from the start of the snap until the whistle. But his pass-rush production and athletic traits point toward an all-pro career.
Well, Garrett recently showed off his NBA-esque athleticism at an LA Fitness basketball court. Check out this block in which Garrett gets WAY up and rejects the hell out of a dunk try:
Oh…..Just Myles Garret at the local LA Fitness pic.twitter.com/QVFsM42bRz
— Gregco (@Greg_2k) January 9, 2018
That’s absolutely insane. And Garrett had an impressive dunk as well:
Several takes later.. okay, like two takes but ⛹🏾♂️3️⃣6️⃣0️⃣🔄 pic.twitter.com/aCZZ67jBCy
— Isaac (@Bigbaby_Flores) January 10, 2018