History has a way of repeating itself. 2017 is another year, with another NFL offseason and another draft prospect that has a chip on his shoulder ahead of the draft.
Projected number one pick Myles Garrett is this year’s player to send warning shots to his potential suitor.
After visiting with the Cleveland Browns, Garrett told ESPN that the Browns have no business using their first pick on a quarterback.
Because if they do, he will make sure that the Browns and that player pay a very heavy price for what he will perceive as a snub.
“Because I’ll be a difference maker from day one,” Garrett said. “And I’m not gonna be in any trouble. I’m just gonna make plays and bring a good atmosphere to your organization. And I’m gonna start winning and winning now. And because if you don’t draft me No. 1, I will punish your team for the next 10 to 12 years. I’ll knock your QB out of the game every time we play you, and I’ll have to kick the hell out of No. 1, whoever it is.”
So basically the deal is Myles Garrett vows to be a blessing or a curse for the Browns.
Garrett is easily the best player overall in this draft and despite their need for a signal caller, the Browns should pull the trigger and select him.
That being said, regardless of how draft day shakes out, Garrett has his heart set on being selected first.
So much so that he laughingly dealt with the question of bringing a title to a city that is indeed a football town.
“I thought LeBron [James] did that,” Garrett said. “So I’m the Chosen One now? Wow. I’m up for the challenge, though. It doesn’t bother me. I’m looking to achieve my goals, and one of them is to win a title for the team that drafts me. Well, one title would be nice — three would be great.
Three might be great, but the only number Myles Garrett has on his mind right now is number one.
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