Texas A&M defensive lineman Myles Garrett, the potential first overall selection in the 2017 NFL draft, didn't shy away from the spotlight Thursday at the Aggies' pro day. He took part in the physical testing, including the 40-yard dash, and continued to look like a freak of nature.
Garrett, who bolstered his draft stock with impressive numbers at the NFL Scouting Combine, did nothing to hurt his cause in College Station on Thursday. The 21-year-old Texas native looked the part of a future game-changing defender at the next level.
The SEC Network highlighted his 40-yard attempt, and the analysts were in awe of how a player with such a large frame could move so quickly:
TexAgs passed along a look at his second run:
Garrett later told reporters he ran a 4.56 in the 40-yard dash.
Garrett's physical prowess comes as no surprise, of course. It was on display every week as the driving force behind the A&M defense for the past three years. He racked up 141 total tackles, 31 sacks, seven forced fumbles and an interception across 34 games with the Aggies.
Alex Miller of The Battalion showcased the edge-rusher's broad jump:
He didn't take part in any of the day's on-field work, which mostly focused on quarterback Trevor Knight and the wide receivers. But there wasn't much potential reward for going through a basic line workout at this stage of the process anyway.
Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle provided some reaction from Garrett:
TexAgs pointed out the coveted prospect is still expected to skip the draft in Philadelphia:
Looking ahead, Garrett might not be a lock for the Cleveland Browns with the No. 1 pick on April 27, but it's trending in that direction. He's proven himself as a top-tier prospect, and no quarterbacks—Cleveland's biggest need—have been able to do the same.
The Browns will likely select the Texas A&M standout to open the draft then use their second pick of the opening round (No. 12 overall) on a QB. It's possible Mitchell Trubisky, Deshaun Watson, DeShone Kizer and Patrick Mahomes II could all still be available.
While Cleveland is a potential landing spot, Garrett also told reporters he has visits with the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears.