The One At 1: 2017 -- Myles Garrett

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) rushes the quarterback against New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Khalif Barnes (69) during an NFL football game on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 in Cleveland. Cleveland won 20-14. (Aaron M. Sprecher via AP)
Browns defensive end Myles Garrett battles against the Saints in 2017.

The Cardinals hold the No. 1 overall pick for April’s NFL draft for the first time since 1958. As the day for the Cards to make their selection draws closer, azcardinals.com will take a look at the last 30 No. 1 overall selections and each player’s impact on the team and league.

NAME/YEAR: DE Myles Garrett, 2017

TEAM: Cleveland Browns

THE SITUATION: The Browns didn’t see a QB worth taking, so they went with the best non-QB out there in Garrett in an effort to spark the defense. Garrett was a no-brainer pick given that perspective.

THE CAREER: Garrett had a breakout season in his second year as the Browns overall improved – in large part because, with the No. 1 overall pick for a second straight season, they finally did get their QB in Baker Mayfield.

THE OTHER OPTIONS IN TOP FIVE: It’s still so early to judge, but Garrett has been pretty good while the others at the top … I mean, QB Mitch Trubisky (No. 2, Bears) has started to emerge under new coach Matt Nagy, but Leonard Fournette (No. 4, Jaguars) is always hurt.

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