5 potential future Hall of Famers on the Cleveland Browns 2021 roster
1. Myles Garrett
It will be a few seasons yet before Myles Garrett begins to climb the HOF metric ranks (he’s at a 20.6 right now, while Julius Peppers is a 119.15), but he’s probably the team’s best bet right now. He’s played in 51 career games (many at less than 100% due to injuries and COVID-19 after-effects), but has collected 209 pressures, 42 tackles for loss, and 42.5 sacks.
He’s averaging 0.83 sacks per game, which is the second-highest rate in NFL history behind only Reggie White’s 0.85. That’s incredible stuff, especially when considering that Garrett has been at a less than full strength for a good chunk of his career, he’s still relatively raw from a technique standpoint, and how much defenses gameplan to slow him down.
With Jadeveon Clowney lining up opposite him, a secondary that should be able to cover receivers for more than a half-second, and his conditioning back to normal, Garrett is primed for an absolutely monstrous season, one in which he should solidify himself as the clear second-best defensive player after only Aaron Donald. This will be year five for him, and he hasn’t turned 26 yet.
Garrett was an obvious No. 1 pick with legitimate Hall of Fame talent, which he has certainly shown thus far. The scary part (at least for other teams) is that he is nowhere close to his ceiling.