Round 1, Pick #1: Myles Garrett, DE/OLB, Texas A&M
Is there any explanation needed? People have been talking about Myles Garrett being a potential No. 1 overall pick since his freshman year.
His career numbers speak for themselves: 31 sacks, 7 forced fumbles, and 47 tackles for loss in three years. Include that with an impressive NFL combine where he ran a 4.64 40 yard dash, had 33 bench reps and a 41.0 inch vertical jump, Garrett is the obvious choice.
A pass rushing attack featuring Myles Garrett, Danny Shelton and last year’s second-round draft pick, Emmanuel Ogbah, will give Browns fans something to cheer about, while giving opposing offensive coordinators fits.
If Garrett is not the consensus No. 1 overall prospect in the draft, I’m not too sure who is. What is certain is that the real draft begins with San Francisco at No. 2 overall. This one is a slam dunk.
Round 1, Pick #12: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
O.J. Howard is a physical freak standing at 6-foot-6, and weighing 251 pounds. He did not have the receiving pedigree that many top tight ends would have (114 career catches, seven career touchdowns), but he is a fantastic blocker with blazing speed, proven by his 4.51 40-yard dash in the combine.
His first real display of what kind of receiver he could be was in the first National Championship against Clemson, where he caught five passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns.
He may not be available at No. 12, but if the teams in picks 2-11 only go after the elite defensive players or quarterbacks and he falls to Cleveland, this team could end up with arguably the top two players in the entire draft. A monster like this doesn’t come around very often and Cleveland would be foolish to pass him by.