The Bosa Brothers are seen as more reliable than Myles Garrett
This was surprising as it wasn’t just Browns reporter Jake Trotter who elected to take a Bosa brother over Myles Garrett, so did the Carolina Panthers writer David Newton Newton took Joey at No. 7, while Trotter took Nick at No. 10. All the while Garrett fell to No. 34 and was picked up by the San Francisco 49ers.
Aaron Donald went before all three, going 5th overall the Miami Dolphins.
Are the Bosas better than Garrett? Well, yes and no. Garrett has shown to be a great pass-rushing defensive end but Joey Bosa is a better all-around player. Especially against the ground game. So picking Joey over Garrett makes sense depending on how you want to build your defense.
Taking Nick Bosa over Garrett, though? As big of a fan of the Bosa boys as I am, I can’t fathom taking a first-year player like Nick Bosa over Garrett. Maybe there was some concern over Garrett’s on-field issues and concern he’s trending toward Ndamukong Suh/Bill Romanoski territory. After all, Garrett was being accused of being a dirty player early into the 2019 season, long before the helmet swinging incident.
Garrett was still taken within the first 40 picks, so that should mean something about his ability on the field. Not too mention, he went ahead of some other notable players like Chase Young and both of the Watt brothers. So clearly despite any potential issues that the ESPN writers had with Garrett, there were still enough positives to get him to go higher than most.