Garrett is the latest Aggie to be picked in the first round of the NFL Draft, becoming the ninth player from A&M to be tabbed in the first round since 2011. He joins great company in that regard as Von Miller, Ryan Tannehill, Mike Evans, Jake Matthews and most recently Germain Ifedi are among the lucky to have been grabbed by teams within the first 32 picks.
He’s the first defensive player since Von to be picked in the first round and only the third of the 21st century, joining former defensive lineman Ty Warren in that regard. Garrett also becomes the highest Aggie selected since Miller was tabbed with the No. 2 overall pick back in 2011.
Myles becomes the sixth player from the Southeastern Conference to be selected first overall since 2004. He joins elite company, with Eli Manning (2004), JaMarcus Russell (2007), Matthew Stafford (2009), Cam Newton (2011) and Jadeveon Clowney (2014) being the previous five who had held this honor.
He will also go down with the distinction of being the first Aggie to ever be picked No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft. They had previously had five players who were picked second overall (Miller, Luke Joeckel, Quentin Coryatt, John David Crow and John Kimbrough), so Garrett’s name will certainly carry lots of weight in College Station for a very long time.
Congratulations to Myles and best of luck with his new team!