Stud: Myles Garrett
Myles Garrett did what he has wanted to do since the Browns drafted him first overall in the 2017 NFL Draft: sack Roethlisberger. And he did that multiple times on Sunday.
Garrett was a force to be reckoned with on Sunday with six total tackles, including three tackles for loss, two sacks, and two forced fumbles. Garrett’s effort in the fourth quarter is what gave the Browns the chance to comeback late in the game.
Garrett was forced to deal with extra protection almost all game, limiting his opportunities to get in the backfield. But even with that extra protection, Garrett was creating enough pressure to force Roethlisberger to move out of the pocket.
Throughout the entire season, Garrett is going to have to face double-teams regularly. But the Browns will be able to counter that by moving Garrett around on the defensive line. Once the Browns moved Garrett to the five-tech on Sunday, it was hard for the Steelers to slow him down.
If Sunday is a sign of things to come, Garrett is primed to have a breakout season. After dealing with injuries last season, it looks like Garrett is going to take his game to the next level this season.