Myles Garrett top in turnovers forced
The Cleveland Browns definitely made the right choice when drafting Myles Garrett. Garrett has been a disruptive force since day one and quickly ascended the ranks among the best pass rushers in the league. It is just not the act of rushing the quarterback where Garrett excels, it is another important aspect of playing defense. Forcing turnovers.
According to NFL Next Gen Stats, Garrett has created the most turnovers by pressure since coming into the league with 24. The next highest total is that of Yannick Ngakoue with 19.
Found in the info print at the bottom of the graphic is a note about new Browns pass rusher Za’Darius Smith. Smith is tied for fifth with 16 turnovers forced by pressure since 2017. The combo up front of Garrett and Smith should be able to create the havoc many envisioned when the team signed a certain free agent who has bounced around from team-to-team in the last few years.
Myles Garrett is a special player, the type that makes a defense. The Browns defense goes as Garrett does. Cleveland’s front office has taken a few more shots at adding competent pieces that compliment Garrett and make his job easier. The latter part will make the unit as a whole better, and that would bridge the gap from where they were and where they want to be.