2017 NFL Draft: Myles Garrett Is Not Planning On Attending The Draft

Oct 8, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Myles Garrett (15) in action during the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Kyle Field. The Aggies defeat the Volunteers 45-38 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 8, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Myles Garrett (15) in action during the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Kyle Field. The Aggies defeat the Volunteers 45-38 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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Barring something changes in the coming weeks, do not expect to see Texas A&M EDGE Myles Garrett at the 2017 NFL Draft.

The 2017 NFL Draft will be here before we know it. The Cleveland Browns have the first pick of the draft and Myles Garrett is a favorite to end up in NE Ohio. However, if and when they select him, there won’t be any pictures of Garrett with a Browns jersey next to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

According to Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle, Garrett wants to stay home instead of attending the draft. Per Zwerneman, Garrett instead is planning on watching the draft with his parents in Arlington, Texas.

Should this plan not change, Garrett would not be the first top pick to be elsewhere during the draft. In fact, during the 2015 NFL Draft quarterbacks Jameis Winston (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Marcus Mariota (Tennessee Titans) both were not in attendance and were selected with the first two picks .

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Garrett deserves to watch the 2017 NFL Draft elsewhere, why wouldn’t he be? Making such a decision certainly fits his personality.

The Cleveland Browns could go elsewhere with the first pick, but Garrett is the surest projected player in the upcoming draft. So, understandably, the expectation is that he will end up as a member of the Browns.

However, If somehow Cleveland were to pass on Garrett, the case could be made that he may not be drafted by the San Francisco 49ers either. That is of course pending their stance on what they will do with their quarterback situation.

Up until recently, Browns left tackle Joe Thomas has been one not to seek media and others attention. You may recall that back when he was drafted in 2007, Thomas was on a fishing trip up in Wisconsin.

If/when he becomes Cleveland’ first overall pick, if Garrett maintains a Thomas-like approach in his career, such a plan would be beneficial. The local and national media may not be as determined to focus on Garrett as he adjusts to the NFL level of play.

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Adding Garrett to an upcoming defense would be a dominant force in Cleveland’s front seven and then adding other talent players along the way can only help the Browns’ chances of success going forward. Cleveland won’t say anytime soon that Garrett is the guy, but soon enough that announcement is going to be made.