3. Myles Garrett, EDGE
This may seem surprising because Myles Garrett just inked a monumental extension that will change the future of the Cleveland Browns. But he may not get off to a hot start in 2020.
Garrett’s season ended after 10 games last year following his infamous incident with Mason Rudolph and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was reinstated this offseason and will be back in orange and brown week one.
But when that time comes around, Garrett will have not played in a football game in over 10 months, that lay off is similar to a major injury. Luckily that’s not the case but that is still a very long time to not play in a game that is so physical.
Garrett did have two sacks in his first career game after he missed the first four games with an injury but those were much different times than we are living in now.
So not only dealing with the possibility of a positive test that could sideline him but he also will be learning a new system under defensive coordinator new Joe Woods.
His primary role won’t change much, go get the quarterback, but there is a new playbook and new terminology that is best learned through reps. It’s hard to worry about a payer who has 30.5 sacks in 37 career games but this is a different situation.
Don’t be surprised if Garrett starts off the season slowly but there isn’t a doubt that he will catch fire and return to his old form.