I just spent my lunch hour watching Clowney...er Garrett's game film.
I just don't see it SAS...
I know the talking heads have touted this kid as a once in a decade talent, but what exactly are you seeing on film to back that up?
31.0 sacks and 47.0 TFLs in 33 games, for starters. Dude has been hyper-productive. I know you get into mutli-sack games a little later, but to give that some flavor...
78.0 plays behind the LOS gives him 2.36 per game.
Those are just raw numbers.
Using analytic measurements from PFF.com, Garrett becomes even more impressive. Bosa was graded as the best EDGE players in 2014 and 2015. Garrett was No. 2 both years. This year, not only is he the best EDGE player, he's the best defender in the country.
https://www.profootballfocus.com/draft- … -2017-nfl/
I didn't care for what I saw on film, and despite his declaration of not believing in taking plays off, he does it consistently.
I'd have to see what film you're talking about. Here's my resource:
He's had 32.5 career sacks, sounds GREAT on the surface...he has also had 8 career multi sack games, 3 his Freshman year, 3 his Sophomore year and 2 his Junior year...THAT stat doesn't jump out at me...his multi sack games make up 22 of his career 32.5 career sacks... That means 10 other games in which he managed to get 1 sack, or 18 games out of 34 games, or roughly half his games.
Khalil Mack had five out of 50... against Kent State, Miami (OH), Massachusetts, Morgan State, and tOSU.
Von Miller had seven out of 47... against Utah State, New Mexico, Texas Tech, UAB, Colorado, Nebraska, and Texas.
Joey Bosa had five out of 38... against Northwestern, Rutgers, Penn State, Illinois (twice), and Michigan. And that's when both PSU and Michigan were unranked.
Where is the quality that bumps this kid up to one of the best in a decade, and the best of his position over the past 3 years?
If memory serves, you were on the Wentz Wagon last season and he played hot garbage in the way of "quality" teams.
At the end of the day, 11.0 of his 31.0 sacks came against the SEC - still a talent-rich conference, even if there aren't elite teams in there in 2016, and half (15.0) against "Big 5" conferences.
(edit:) I also don't see the QB pressures you want in a pass rusher, AND maybe worst thing of all, he is RARELY double teamed...and I mean RARE.
http://draftbreakdown.com/video/myles-g … ucla-2016/
Try this one... he has at least seven QB hurries in this game alone.
I am disqualifying him from MY PERSONAL #1 overall draft pick list. There has to be someone better than this to take #1 overall, if not, trade out of that spot if you don't love a QB.
It's extremely rare that you get a player like Garrett who, if eligible, would have been a Top 5 pick in the previous draft class and who is a lock to be a Top 3 pick in his current draft class.
The last time that happened was Jadeveon Clowney, and even zero work ethic, nagging injuries, and lukewarm interviews at the Combine couldn't stop him from going #1 overall.
To contrast that with Myles, he's lauded for his work ethic, did miss a game this season with an ankle injury, but has been relatively injury free in his career, and while the Combine is a few months away, seems to have a much better demeanor.
Not sure if I'll have time today, but I want to take a look at some more the top guys and get some impressions as we wait until the Jan 16th deadline to declare.
Those are your top three and any one of those guys would be a massive upgrade to the Cleveland roster.
(edit #2:) Full disclosure, I also was not enamored by Mack when he came out, I was OBVIOUSLY very wrong about that young man.
Same here. I learned my lesson. Garrett at #1 without a doubt.
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