Warren Sapp: Myles Garrett does not deserve to go first overall
Iconic defensive lineman Warren Sapp is not impressed with potential No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett.
Sapp said he didn’t see Garrett take charge of enough games, calling him “lazy.”
“I don’t see it from this kid,” Sapp said Sunday, via ESPN’s Adam Schefter. “I see the splash plays — everybody gets those. Where’s the game he took over? Where? Any defensive lineman who’s the No. 1 pick, you turn up and you say, ‘There it is!’ This kid, no, I don’t. I’m a pretty plain and frank guy, and I watch the tape and he disappears. I watch the tape and he absolutely disappears.
“I see a lazy kid that makes four plays a game. This is the No. 1 guy? No, no, no. This ain’t even close.”
Sapp said he thinks Garrett is worse than 2000 No. 1 pick Courtney Brown, and believes Garrett’s status is down to teams obsessing over measurables.
“It’s all about measurable,” Sapp said. “Once you hit the measurable, it’s tough to get them old scout people off the numbers, and that’s what [Garrett] has. He’s big and he’s fast. Now some defensive line coach is thinking, ‘I can turn him into something.’ How? I’m trying to figure this out. Really? Are we lowering the bar?”
It’s safe to say that NFL executives have a very different assessment of Garrett. One would be curious as to who Sapp thinks is the real deal out of this draft class.