Former Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett is expected by many to be the first overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, taking place Thursday night.
Somebody not so convinced of Garrett’s status as the No. 1 overall player is Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp, who recently gave his opinion.
“I don’t see it from this kid. I see the splash plays — everybody gets those. Where’s the game he took over? Where? Any defensive lineman who’s the No. 1 pick, you turn up and you say, ‘There it is!’ This kid, no, I don’t. I’m a pretty plain and frank guy, and I watch the tape and he disappears. I watch the tape and he absolutely disappears.”
Sapp is clearly not a fan of Garrett’s. Naturally, Sapp’s critique sparked Garrett’s mom to come to her son’s defense.
Myles Garrett's mom on Warren Sapp comments: 'Is he still relevant?' https://t.co/bZ2SDdXBDS
— Draft Wire (@TheDraftWire) April 27, 2017
That’s definitely a mama bear move throwing shade at Sapp and protecting her son.
The NFL Draft takes place later this evening when Garrett and his mom can say “I told you so” to Sapp as soon as he comes off of the board.