Myles Garrett improves on 40 time during Texas A&M pro day

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — After an well-developed opening during a NFL scouting mix progressing this month, intensity No. 1 altogether collect Myles Garrett had small to infer during Texas AM’s pro day Thursday.

He posted top-five outlines among defensive linemen in front of all 32 teams in Indianapolis, including a 41-inch straight burst and an considerable 4.64-second 40-yard dash, creation an encore mostly unnecessary. But he motionless to run a 40 again anyway. Why?

“I wanted to do better,” Garrett said.

The result: a somewhat softened time of 4.62 seconds.

“I know we can still do better,” pronounced Garrett, who remarkable his personal best is 4.47 seconds.

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  • Garrett pronounced teams told him they wish to see “relentless effort” from him.

    “They pronounced they didn’t see it many final year and that’s understandable,” pronounced Garrett, who also achieved a 10-foot, 6-inch extended burst (2 inches shorter than his mix mark) on Thursday. “But that’s who we am and that’s where we done a name for myself during first. So, I’m going to go behind to my roots.”

    When asked what he suspicion he’ll move to a group as a pass-rusher, he said: “Wins.”

    Garrett is No. 1 on ESPN researcher Mel Kiper Jr.’s many new large board. Thursday noted his final examination for NFL teams; he has no particular workouts remaining between now and breeze day.

    He recently had cooking with members of a Cleveland Browns’ staff, including manager Hue Jackson and conduct of football operations Sashi Brown. The Browns reason a No. 1 altogether pick.

    Garrett pronounced he also has meetings remaining with a San Francisco 49ers (No. 2 overall) and Chicago Bears (No. 3). Otherwise, a 6-foot-4, 272-pound defensive finish will continue operative out, prepping for his pro career.

    “I have to be prepared for wherever we go,” Garrett told ESPN.com. “If it’s a Browns, I’m going adult opposite one of a best tackles in a joining [Joe Thomas] right away. No matter where we go, I’m going to be confronting many other good tackles and good players. we have to be on my toes and keep my sword sharpened, prepared to go.”

    Garrett, who gathered 32.5 sacks in 3 seasons during Texas AM, pronounced consistently via a breeze routine that he hopes to go No. 1 overall. He pronounced cooking with a Browns went good and they were “satisfied with what they heard.”

    One critique Garrett perceived in breeze evaluations is a idea that he took plays off final deteriorate in sequence to safety his health. Garrett told ESPN.com some teams he has oral with have lifted a subject with him.

    “But if we demeanour during a fasten when we was healthy, we got off a round each singular time,” pronounced Garrett, who played a final two-thirds of a 2016 deteriorate with a high ankle sprain. “When we started recuperating and we was doing well, we was removing after a ball, doing a best that we can, limping down a margin or moving, perplexing to be a difference-maker. If we see me work, I’m perplexing to get to a round each singular time.”

    Garrett pronounced he still skeleton to watch a breeze from his home in Arlington, Texas, with family and friends, rather than attend it in Philadelphia. Consistent with his artless off-the-field persona, Garrett anticipates a comparatively resigned greeting if he goes No. 1.

    “If my name is called first, I’ll substantially lay there, demeanour during my dual best friends and laugh,” Garrett said. “[Then] grin during my parents, give them hugs and go about eating my crawfish.”


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