Watch: Top NFL Prospect Myles Garrett Bench Presses a Reporter

Myles Garrett bench press on ESPN before NFL Draft
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Myles Garrett can lift anything—even a full-grown man.

The Texas A&M defensive end, who is expected to be one of the top picks in the 2017 NFL Draft, had some fun while appearing on ESPN’s NFL Live after being challenged to a bench press contest.

ESPN’s Damien Woody previously benched pressed reporter Field Yates earlier in the year, and the crew wanted to see if Garrett could beat his total of 19 reps.

Garrett crushed his NFL combine workout with 33 reps on the 225-lb bench press, so handling a 165-lb sports reporter was no problem:



Garrett benched Yates 25 times, but said he could have done at least 10 more reps if it were necessary. Sure, lifting a sports reporter doesn’t signify much when it comes to an NFL career, but it sure is funny.

The defensive end has been making media rounds with the draft coming up, and sent out a warning to the Cleveland Browns if they don’t make him the No. 1 overall pick.

“I’ll be a difference-maker from day one. And I’m not gonna be in any trouble. I’m just gonna make plays and bring a good atmosphere to your organization,” Garrett said to ESPN The Magazine. “And I’m gonna start winning and winning now. And because if you don’t draft me No. 1, I will punish your team for the next 10 to 12 years. 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.”

Well, Cleveland Browns: Consider yourselves warned.

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