Warren Sapp doesn't think Texas A&M star Myles Garrett should be top draft pick
Few defensive linemen dominated the NFL over the course of their careers like Warren Sapp. The Hall of Fame defensive tackle was selected with the 12th overall pick in the 1995 NFL Draft and recorded 96.5 sacks, 569 tackles and 19 forced fumbles over his 13-year career.
It’s safe to say that Sapp knows a bit about what it takes to succeed as a defensive lineman in the NFL, which makes his recent comments about former Texas A&M star Myles Garrett fairly interesting.
“I don’t see it from this kid,” Sapp said about Garrett, according to ESPN. “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.”
Many believe Garrett, who finished his college career with 32.5 sacks, will be the first player off the board in this year’s draft. Garrett’s physical talents are apparent, and he put together one of the best NFL Combine workouts in recent memory, something Sapp believes has led teams to fall in love with the defensive end.
While Garrett was a dominant force for the Aggies’ defense during his three seasons in College Station, Sapp sees things a bit differently. He didn’t pull any punches, either.
“I see a lazy kid that makes four plays a game,” Sapp told ESPN. “This is the No. 1 guy? No, no, no. This ain’t even close.”