Aggies’ Myles Garrett projected as NFL’s No. 1 pick in 2017

Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett reacting on the field during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Western Carolina Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M defeated Western Carolina 41-17. (AP Photo/Juan DeLeon)COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett will be a junior this season. He’s also Mel Kiper’s projected No. 1 selection in the next NFL draft.

Kiper, the longtime ESPN draft analyst, released his “Too Early 2017 Big Board” on Wednesday, and Garrett leads quite a class. In fact four of the top five players represent the SEC West division: Garrett at one, Alabama linebacker Tim Williams at two, LSU running back Leonard Fournette at three and LSU safety Jamal Adams at five.

The lone outsider to the SEC West get-together is Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson at four. Although Garrett, who has 24 sacks over his first two seasons at A&M, has two seasons of eligibility remaining, it’s been clear all along that the top prospect in the high school class of 2014 (along with Fournette) would turn pro following his junior season if he projected as an early selection – and that no one could blame him.

Last year Kiper pegged Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa as his top choice, and Bosa wound up third in the recent draft to the San Diego Chargers. Garrett left Wednesday on a week-long mission trip to Haiti with 28 other A&M student-athletes.

The Aggies open up their season on Sept. 3 against Pac-12 foe UCLA at Kyle Field.

Source: MSN Sports

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