Myles Garrett – Comeback Player of the Year
The Comeback Player of the Year Award is designated for players “who have shown perseverance in overcoming adversity, in the form of not being in the NFL the previous year, a severe injury or simply poor performance.”
While Garrett was not severely injured last season, he did miss six games due to injury after being selected with the number one overall pick. In Garrett’s first NFL season playing all 16 games, he collected 13.5 sacks, ranking sixth in the NFL, nearly doubling his sacks from last season and being named to this year’s Pro Bowl.
PlayerProfiler.com lists Garrett’s best comparable player as a fellow former number one overall pick in Jadeveon Clowney. After a slow and injury-riddled start to his career, Clowney has rebounded to becoming a Pro Bowler in each of the last three seasons, including being named to the Second Team All-Pro in 2016.
Due to Garrett’s slow start in 2017, Garrett has rebounded and proved to the league that he was worthy of being the first player taken in last year’s draft and made a name for himself on the Browns’ up and coming defense.
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