At this point in time, if you don’t know that former Texas A&M edge rusher Myles Garrett is among the best in the NFL, you’ve been living under a rock. Garrett was a monster on the field in high school, in college at Texas A&M, and now in the NFL. His success, among other things, is completely unsurprising.
That said, it’s still fun to see him go to work on the edge, as he did so many times in an Aggie uniform. The numbers I’m about to show you might look like they were pulled straight from a video game, but I promise you, they’re real.
While he was in College Station for three seasons, Garrett accumulated 47 tackles for loss, 31 sacks, an interception, and 7 forced fumbles. There was nothing to be done to stop the 6-4, 270-pound beast. This resulted in two All-SEC and two All-American selections.
This also translated to the NFL, where he was selected first-overall by the Cleveland Browns and continued to wreak havoc on opposing offensive lines.
Former Texas A&M Football edge rusher Myles Garrett is the NFL’s top edge rusher, according to ESPN
For Garrett, compliments and accolades are nothing new. The beast of a human being is used to being recognized for his talent, as he should be.
This week, ESPN released an article detailing the league’s top edge rushers (paid content). At the top of the list, you’ll find Garrett, who is coming off of a 12-sack, 4-forced fumble season that saw him earn a spot as a starter in the Pro Bowl.
This also sprung a handful of great quotes about Garrett, including one where an AFC scout referred to him as a guy who was “build out of a lab” with “zero weaknesses.” The quotes were nothing but complimentary for the Texas native.
Garrett was ranked highly by every voter, though some didn’t agree that he was the league’s top edge rusher. The former Aggie defensive end was voted as low as eighth by some. That said, he finished on top.
The Aggies will hope to find another player of a similar caliber for their defensive line in 2021, which has a couple of emerging stars. Notably, DeMarvin Leal is set to become one of the best defensive linemen in the country.
Jimbo Fisher will be hoping he can recreate some of the magic that saw Garrett have such a successful time in College Station.