At pick 10, the Buffalo Bills have no shot of landing Myles Garrett in the 2017 NFL draft. Garrett, the draft's consensus No. 1 pick, is coming off of a three-year career at Texas A&M that saw him record 141 total tackles, 47 tackles for loss and 31 sacks. How did Garrett become such a dominant pass-rusher? By studying some of the NFL's greatest pass-rushers of all-time. In an interview with ESPN, Garrett said that he started studying game tapes of some of the greatest NFL pass-rushers of all-time. Included on his list of players that he watched was Bills legend Bruce Smith. "Yeah, if I want to be the best, it has to start there," said Garrett. "When they put me at end, my D-line coach, Gonzo, told me to start studying those guys. So I did, from LT to Deacon Jones to Bruce Smith to Reggie White to DeMarcus Ware to J.J. Watt, then to all the big-time players across the line to the linebackers. From the very beginning, I wanted to be the best, whether it was sports or poetry." Garrett appears to be the best prospect in this year's draft class, but he'll have to do quite a bit of work in the NFL to be mentioned in the same breath with the pass-rushers he started studying in high school. Although Buffalo won't end up with Garrett, Bills fans will also be happy to hear who the pass-rusher wants to sack the most.
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Consensus No. 1 pick Myles Garrett studied Buffalo Bills legend Bruce Smith
New York Upstate | Apr 10