2. Myles Garrett, EDGE
After signing a five-year $125 million extention this offseason, fans were expecting Myles Garrett to pop off the screen in Week 1 but it was quite the opposite as the superstar edge rusher recorded just one tackle.
This isn’t really too significant because Ravens run the type of offense that feasts on defensive ends with option runs and the most dynamic quarterback in the league. They utilize a quick passing game that keeps the pass rush at a minimum.
They also have the best tackle combination in the NFL with Ronnie Stanley and Orlando Brown.
Expect to see a much different Garrett against the Bengals who have a young, inexperienced offensive line. He will likely matchup against Jonah Williams a lot of who is basically a rookie after missing all of last season with an injury.
Williams faced Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram in his first game and now gets Garrett, talk about welcome to the NFL. He had trouble with those two pro bowlers and will have the same struggles with Garrett.
Cleveland will need to create pressure because their secondary didn’t look good last week as they were missing Greedy Williams and Grant Delpit who is gone for the season. A good pass rush is a secondaries best friend.
There is no way the Bengals can stay in front of Garrett and he should wreck havoc on Joe Burrow and their offense for 60 minutes.