The dominant speed rusher with a penchant for sacks spoke with Sam Alipour for an interview withESPN The Magazine. In the interview, Garrett gave reasons that the Browns should draft him first overall in the 2017 National Football League Draft. Among his reasons were that he would make the woeful franchise regret it if they did not.
"Because if you don't draft me No. 1, I will punish your team for the next 10 to 12 years," said Garrett. "I'll knock your QB out of the game every time we play you, and I'll have to kick the hell out of No. 1, whoever it is. Because I'll be a difference maker from day one," said Garrett. "And I'm not gonna be in any trouble. I'm just gonna make plays and bring a good atmosphere to your organization. And I'm gonna start winning and winning now."
"The Cowboys are my hometown team, but when push comes to shove, I want to go No. 1," said Garrett. "I don't want trades, wondering where my fate lies. Whoever has the first pick, just go ahead and take me. I have no allegiance. I want to go No. 1."