Myles Garrett already in mid-season form during Cleveland Browns camp
The Cleveland Browns may have just started training camp last week, but Myles Garrett appears to be ready for the regular season.
During the first practices of Cleveland Browns training camp, most of the attention has been towards the offense. With all of the star power on the offensive side of the ball, the amount of attention they are getting is understandable.
But defensive end Myles Garrett has made it difficult to not pay attention to him, as he has been making life miserable for whichever offensive linemen he is lined up against.
Throughout every day of training camp, there have been nothing but good reports about Garrett, including making Browns left tackle Greg Robinson look like a “statue” during Monday’s practice.
Garrett has shown off his quick burst off the line of scrimmage, which makes it incredibly difficult for any offensive linemen to keep Garrett out of the backfield. Robinson has been credited with showing great improvements with his technique during camp, even stalemating Garrett at times, but Garrett has given him no chance to slow him down on multiple occasions.
After having a breakout sophomore season, including 13.5 sacks, Garrett seems primed to repeat his success in 2019. He is showing off his abilities as a speed rusher, but it can’t be forgotten he also has the strength to bull-rush linemen right back into the lap of their quarterback. After all, he showed off his incredible workouts during the offseason to demonstrate his power.
With how tuned Garrett looks less than a week into training camp, he already appears ready for the regular season to start. And 2019 already seemed like a season where Garrett could show his potential of being a Defensive Player of the Year candidate.
With the addition of Olivier Vernon, the Browns plan on moving Garrett and Vernon around the defensive line, including switching sides instead of exclusively rushing from one side of the line. This will create trouble for offensive game plans and make it more difficult to double team either player. Garrett faced some of the most double teams in the NFL last season, but still managed to put together a second-team All-Pro season.
Garrett is also confident that he can improve on last season’s performance because he won’t be limited in terms of his pass rush moves. According to Garrett, former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams only allowed Garrett to use two pass rush moves last season. Because he will be able to use multiple moves and keep linemen guessing, Garrett feels having more freedom will only help him.
It has not taken long for Garrett to look ready for the regular season to start. But as he continues to work during training camp, Garrett seems prepared to take the NFL by storm once the real games start in September.