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The Lede: Myles Garrett Is Going #1

Matt McEwan

by Matt McEwan in NFL Football

Mar 6, 2017 · 10:05 AM PST

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Don’t have time to read through 1,000 words, but need some informed betting tips? Here’s a quick rundown on today’s biggest sports story, and how it impacts the way you should bet. Miss the last one? See it here.

Myles Garrett Puts on a Show at NFL Combine

Heading into the NFL Combine this past weekend, most mock drafts had Myles Garrett going off the board first to the Cleveland Browns. After Garrett and the rest of the defensive linemen worked out for NFL scouts, there’s little doubt that the former Aggie will be the first-overall selection on April 27th.

The edge rusher clocked a blazing 4.64 second 40-yard dash, threw up 33 reps on the bench, recorded an insane 41-inch vertical, and a 10’8″ broad jump. Garrett followed that up with an equally impressive showing in the on-field drills, displaying a violent hand strike, quick feet, and a good low base. Add this weekend onto his remarkable tape from Texas A&M, and the Browns decision should be very easy.

So how does this affect your future betting strategies? Well, if you’re someone who likes betting on the NFL Draft, I’m here to tell you there’s no value on betting the first-overall pick. The only other players being considered by Cleveland were Mitchell (don’t call me “Mitch”) Trubisky and Deshaun Watson; but neither quarterback did enough to tempt the Browns’ brass. One bet you can start considering is Myles Garrett for Defensive Rookie of the Year. The rookie will be the focal point of an aggressive Gregg Williams defensive scheme. I’m expecting a double-digit sack total for Garrett in 2017.

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