Rang: Bradley Chubb vs. Myles Garrett

— By Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com —

Edge rusher Myles Garrett, a freakish athlete playing a valued position, was the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

This year, the Cleveland Browns could find him a tag-team partner with the fourth pick in the draft. Cleveland is targeting a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick, and more quarterbacks seem likely to come off the board with the second and third selections.

NFLDraftScout.com senior analysts Rob Rang and Dane Brugler each project the Browns to take North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb at No. 4. (Rang mock; Brugler mock.)

Rang, in fact, told CBS Sports Radio this weekend that Bradley is “a safer prospect” than Garrett was last season.

“Garrett was the better athlete, a longer, leaner, more explosive player, but not by much — only by an inch or two and a couple of hundreths of a second,” Rang said.

“But Bradley Chubb is the more polished player at this point, in terms of his recognition, what the offensive is trying to do, his use of hands and his versatility. He was asked to rush up-field as a pass rusher as well as slide inside at times. He has the ability to hold up at the point of attack against the run.”

Garrett made seven sacks in 11 games as a rookie, when he was limited by injuries.

“That was one of the knocks on him at Texas A&M, that he did struggle with durability,” Rang said.

“If he was a little bit less than 100 percent, he wasn’t nearly as productive. That has never been the case with Bradley. He was an incredibly durable and consistent player during his career at North Carolina State.”

For a full projection of all nine of the Browns picks, click here.

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