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Arlington Martin High School Alum Selected No. 1 in 2017 NFL Draft

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    Three of the top six picks in the 2017 NFL Draft are North Texas natives, including No. 1 overall selection Myles Garrett, of Arlington, who is going to play for the Cleveland Browns.

    (Published Thursday, April 27, 2017)

    Myles Garrett probably doesn't need an introduction to North Texas football fans.

    The fans in Cleveland will get to know Texas A&M pass rusher and Arlington Martin High School alumnus Myles Garrett soon enough after the Browns selected him as the first overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Thursday.

    One on One with No. 1 NFL Draft Pick Myles GarrettOne on One with No. 1 NFL Draft Pick Myles Garrett

    NBC 5's Pat Doney interviews North Texas native Myles Garrett in Arlington after the Cleveland Browns made him the top pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

    (Published Thursday, April 27, 2017)

    Garrett was rated as a 5-star recruit in high school in 2014. The nation's top-ranked edge defender and second overall recruit.

    As a freshman for the Aggies, Garrett broke the SEC freshman sack record with 11.5. He then led the SEC with 12 sacks as a sophomore. He was limited by injuries as a junior, but he still ended up being named to the All-America team.

    North Texas Native Selected No. 1 Overall in NFL DraftNorth Texas Native Selected No. 1 Overall in NFL Draft

    The Cleveland Browns select Texas A&M pass rusher and Arlington Martin High School alumnus Myles Garrett first overall in the the 2017 NFL Draft Thursday.

    (Published Thursday, April 27, 2017)

    Garrett decided to forego his senior season for the Aggies and enter the 2017 NFL Draft.

    Garrett opted not to attend the draft festivities in Philadelphia, but rather to hold his own draft party in North Texas.

    Myles Garrett's Mother, Audrey, Speaks at Son's Draft PartyMyles Garrett's Mother, Audrey, Speaks at Son's Draft Party

    Audrey Garrett, mother of football player Myles Garrett, speaks at her son's Arlington watch party for the NFL Draft.

    (Published Friday, April 28, 2017)

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