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Myles Garrett tops a deep big board of players.

A day after last year’s NFL draft concluded, Texas A&M pass rusher Myles Garrett was anointed the top player for 2017. Despite playing through a junior season of injuries and uneven play against top competition, Garrett remains the top prospect in the 2017 NFL draft.

After Garrett, the top of the draft big board is heavy on defense. Alabama’s Jonathan Allen has been knocked by some because of the diagnosis of arthritic shoulders, but on the field he’s a dominating player.

Two Ohio State defensive backs — safety Malik Hooker and cornerback Marshon Lattimore — had exceptional seasons for the Buckeyes. Despite limited experience they both project as star coverage players in the NFL. Just ahead of both of them is LSU safety Jamal Adams, a good all-around safety who shouldn’t wait long to hear his name called on draft night.

It’s typically an underdog strategy, rarely used by teams that bring in top talent. That’s led to huge upset wins, but few blue-chip QBs, aka the recruits most likely to make the pros. (I think this is a more valid theory. Mahomes and Webb were three-stars, FWIW.)

The Big 12 is notoriously high-scoring, with its offenses having talent advantages almost across the board. That’s led to inflated numbers for many of its QBs. The Pac-12, where Webb had about half his starts, is more balanced, but isn’t exactly Iowa-Minnesota.

So Mahomes setting records is amazing — being the best at a weird Cheap Jerseys Website style Cheap Jerseys Sites of football still means being the best at a style of football — but needs some context.

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