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Rams pick DE Chris Garrett with final pick of their draft

Garrett was a production monster in college, but at one of the smallest schools to be drafted out of

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With the 252nd pick of the draft, in the seventh round, their final pick of the year, the Los Angele Rams selected defensive end Chris Garrett out of Concordia. I do not have a picture of Chris Garrett out of Concordia to share with you.

Garrett is 6’2, 230 lbs, and here are his positives and negatives from ProFootballNetwork:

Positives: Explosive small school pass rusher who projects to outside linebacker in the NFL. Plays with excellent pad level, gets leverage on opponents, and fires off the snap. Uses his hands well and displays a variety of moves. Immediately alters his angle of attack and redirects to the action.

Bends off the edge, gets up the field quickly, and has a burst of closing speed bearing down on the play. Agile, plays with balance as well as body control, and consistently exploits lesser offensive tackles. Smart, tough, and relentless. Goes after opponents and attacks quarterbacks. Plays to his 40 time.

Negatives: Takes the majority of his snaps out of a three-point stance. Used almost solely up the field. Must get bigger and stronger. Will struggle against the run at the next level.

Analysis: Garrett was a terrific pass rusher at the small-school level, and he’s a relentless defender who consistently plays all-out. He’s built more like a weakside linebacker than a pass rusher for the NFL, and he must complete his game and learn to make plays in reverse.

Garrett had 16.5 sacks in 2018, leading Division II football in sacks per game. He had 15 forced fumbles in three seasons and he had 20.5 tackles for a loss in his final campaign. That included five sacks against MSU Moorhead, a Division-II single game record.


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