Cleveland Browns Myles Garrett called No. 2 edge by Joe Thomas
When it comes to the top pass rushers in the NFL, many Cleveland Browns fans believe that Myles Garrett is already up there. Around the league, however, the Browns defensive end does not get the respect he deserves.
Former Cleveland Browns offensive tackle and current NFL analyst Joe Thomas has put many on notice with his new rankings of the top edge rushers in the NFL. Joe’s top five edge rushers were a surprise to many, as future hall-of-famers Khalil Mack and Von Miller did not crack his top five.
Joe’s top five went as follows:
"Cameron Jordan, SaintsMyles Garrett, BrownsTJ Watt, SteelersShaquil Barrett, BuccaneersChandler Jones, Cardinals"
Many probably have very different lists entering the 2020-2021 season. Personally, I wouldn’t call Shaquil Barrett a top-five edge rusher yet, and I wouldn’t say Cameron Jordan is either, let alone being the best in the NFL. Myles Garrett is also a bit overrated here, as I don’t think he deserves to be placed above Khalil Mack, Von Miller, or Chandler Jones yet.
After this season, there could definitely be a different story here, as Myles has not even entered the prime of his career yet, and he’s already in the conversation of being one of the best at his position. Joe Thomas is projecting that Myles will be the second-best edge rusher in 2020, which is a fair projection.
It’s for sure a bold prediction, and we will see if it comes to fruition as the season gets underway. Joe Thomas is the greatest offensive tackle to ever play the game though, so he might know a thing or two more than I do about what makes a great edge rusher.
If you’d like to read Joe Thomas’ article and see the rest of his rankings, click here.