- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 27, 2017

It’s official: defensive end Myles Garrett is the Cleveland Browns’ choice with the No. 1 pick.

Browns General Manager Sashi Brown and Co. selected Garrett, an elite pass rusher expected to make an immediate impact on the Cleveland defense.

Garrett, the former Texas A&M star, collected 31 career sacks and 141 tackles with the Aggies.

Beyond his college production, Garrett became the consensus best-player-available when he ran a 4.64 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, a monstrous time given his 6-foot-4, 272-pound frame.

In the months, days and even hours leading up to the draft there had been plenty of speculation that the Browns would choose a quarterback instead of Garrett.

Even though Garrett is considered a generational talent, and this year’s quarterback class doesn’t contain any player viewed as a sure thing, Cleveland was reportedly enamored with former UNC passer Mitchell Trubisky.

However, Cleveland opted for the sure thing.


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