Myles Garrett walked the talk at the NFL Combine earlier this month when he declared himself as the best player in this year's draft class.
Indeed, the Texas A&M defensive end put on a show in Indianapolis and reaffirmed why analysts almost unanimously hold him in such high regard.
So it came as a surprise Thursday morning when the 6-foot-4, 272-pound Garrett chose to run the 40-yard dash *again *at his Pro Day despite a remarkable 4.64-second display at the Combine.
"I feel like I had done pretty well in my position drills and some other drills that I did today," Garrett told NFL Network's Mike Mayock in College Station. "I feel like I needed to prove myself in the 40. I felt like I could go faster if I had stretched out a little more."
He was right. Mayock reported Garrett clocked a 4.61 while the defensive end told reporters on site he clocked a 4.56. Either way, those numbers further cement Garrett's status as one of the elite prospects in this year's class.
And while the Browns, owners of the first and 12th overall picks, have certainly taken notice, they haven't made a decision on what they'll do at No. 1.
"I think it's still a little early," coach Hue Jackson told reporters Tuesday at the NFL's Annual Meeting in Phoenix.
"He's a tremendous player but I think there's also some other guys that are really good. The draft is, what, the 27th? I think it's a little too soon to anoint guys right this second. He'll definitely be in the discussion, there's no question about that."
Garrett, asked why he wanted to work out Thursday despite impressive numbers at the Combine, told Mayock, "I gotta win. Winning is just not enough. I have to do my best."
"I have to build a new personal record, not just set a record for everybody else," Garrett continued. "It's mine that counts. I can't hold myself to any other standard."
Garrett, who amassed 30.5 sacks in three seasons at Texas A&M, said at the Combine he's worth the top overall pick because he's a "game-changer" type of player.
"You have to be able to turn the tide of a game at any given time," he said.
"Somebody who, when it's third-and-15 and maybe it's the fourth quarter and we need a stop to get the ball back, they put you in and say you're the guy. That's how good you have to be."