After being chosen first overall, Myles Garrett was slow to get going as a high ankle sprain cost him the first four games of the year — he missed one more later due to a concussion. Then when he finally made his debut, he showed the team what they had been missing.
In an early October game against the New York Jets he twice sacked former Browns quarterback Josh McCown. Garrett finished the season with 31 tackles and seven sacks in 11 games.
Heading into 2018 he should be even more productive, provided of course he stays healthy. He did battle injuries his last season at A&M, so there’s some concern, but when he’s on the field he’s one of the best in the game already.
While Garrett and Chubb would have made a dominate duo, the Browns felt fine where they were because of 2016 second-round pick Emmanuel Ogbah. Like Garrett, he’s struggled some with health early on.
Ogbah had a strong rookie season, recording 53 tackles and 5.5 sacks. His play was just as strong in 2017 as he had 29 tackles and four sacks before breaking a bone in his foot and ending on injured reserve.
If both starters can have better fortune with the injuries there could be two players pushing double-digit sack totals. On top of that, both are strong against the run as well. The Browns look great as far as the starters here are concerned.