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2020 NFL Draft

Myles Garrett joins rare company after Browns take him No. 1 overall

The Browns kicked off the 2017 NFL Draft by taking Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett with the first overall pick Thursday night.

In the process, Garrett becomes just the fourth defensive player in the past 17 years​ to go No. 1 overall.

The last time it happened was in 2014, when the Texans drafted defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, whom many have likened to Garrett for his unusual combination of size and speed.




Since 1990, only six defensive players have gone first overall. The Bills took defensive end Mario Williams at No. 1 in 2006 and the Browns took defensive end Courtney Brown in 2000.

Garrett is the 20th defensive player to go No. 1 overall since the Draft started in 1936.

Garrett amassed 31 sacks and 47 tackles-for-loss in three seasons with the Aggies.

The Cleveland Browns draft Myles Garrett first overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

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