NFL draft edge rusher rankings: More than just Myles Garrett


USA TODAY Sports’ Lorenzo Reyes looks at some of the big questions that will help shape the outcome of the 2017 NFL draft in Philadelphia.

As the NFL draft nears, USA TODAY Sports will release its positional rankings with one post every weekday. Next up, a breakdown of the edge rusher (defensive end and 3-4 outside linebacker) class …

1. Myles Garrett, Texas A&M

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Garrett is widely considered to be the best overall player in this draft and is the front-runner to be the No. 1 overall pick by the Cleveland Browns. Garrett left Texas A&M after his junior year, but was highly accomplished in his three years in College Station: 31 sacks, 47 tackles for a loss and seven forced fumbles. He’s already got the size that NFL evaluators love and he should be able to start right away as an edge rusher in either a 4-3 (with his hand in the ground) or a 3-4 (standup linebacker) immediately. But what might be most attractive to NFL teams is how polished Garrett already is as a rusher. He…

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