Garrett ran the 40-yard dash in 4.57 seconds at the Aggies' workout on Thursday, per NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt, which is a significant improvement over the already impressive 4.64 the 6-foot-4, 272-pound DE recorded at the combine.
"I feel like I had done pretty well in my position drills and some other drills that I did today," Garrett told NFL Network draft expert Mike Mayock. "I feel like I needed to prove myself in the 40. I felt like I could go faster if I had stretched out a little more, enhance what I did in Florida."
Garrett also recorded a 10-foot-6 broad jump after recording a 10-foot-8 at the combine. He is regarded as the favorite to be selected by the Cleveland Browns at No. 1 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. All five NFL.com mock drafts foresee that, and his combine and pro-day performances have done nothing to shake that thinking. He recorded 30.5 sacks in three seasons with the Aggies, establishing himself as one of college football's elite pass rushers right from his freshman season.
"I gotta win. Winning is just not enough. I have to do my best," Garrett said of the decision not to rest on all his combine results. "So, I have to build a new personal record not just set a record for everybody else. It's mine that counts. I can't hold myself to any other standard."