Matchup No. 3: Myles Garrett vs Orlando Brown Jr.
They say that all men are created equal, well…Myles Garrett is the argument to the contrary. In Garrett, the Cleveland Browns possess a player with physical attributes that are unrivaled in the NFL. Garrett looks as if he jumped straight off the page of a comic book.
Garrett is a monster among monsters. Unfortunately for the rest of the NFL, this is not a ‘looks like Tarzan and plays like Jane’ situation. Garrett is the genuine article.
However, Garrett is starting off the 2021 campaign against a formidable foe in Orlando Brown Jr. The two behemoths became acquainted over the last few seasons when Brown played right tackle for the Ravens. Halfway through the 2020 season, Brown took over at left tackle for an injured Ronnie Staley.
Brown didn’t just hold serve at the left tackle position, he thrived earning a Pro Bowl nomination for his efforts. In fact, he played at such a high level that he decided to make the switch to left tackle a permanent one. With Stanley set to return, the Ravens decided to trade Brown to Kansas City, which was in the process of rebuilding their offensive line.
Now the two pro bowlers will do battle once again. While Garrett will occasionally move to the opposite side, he primarily likes to rush off of the right edge. That will place him across from Brown.
While Brown is undoubtedly talented, he is changing offensive schemes, which could play in Garrett’s favor. The Browns will need a gargantuan performance out of Garrett if they are going to upset the two-time defending AFC champions. Sunday at 4:25 we will see if he is up to the task.