Warren Sapp is undoubtedly one of the best defensive tackles to ever play the game of football and is a Hall of Famer because of it. Off of the field, though, Sapp is a miserable human being with a really bad track record of dismal behavior. Yet he always seems to somehow find his way in front of a microphone to share his hot takes on the NFL, as if he’s a respected former player whose opinions people actually care to hear.
This time, Sapp is denigrating the projected top pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, defensive end Myles Garrett. The elite pass rusher who once had 4.5 sacks in a game for the Texas A&M Aggies, Garrett is a beast at 6’5”, 261 pounds. But Sapp isn’t buying it.
“I don’t see it from this kid,” Sapp was quoted as saying. “I watch the tape, and he disappears.”
Going on to describe Garrett as “a lazy kid who makes four plays a game,” Sapp definitely went above and beyond to let it be known that he doesn’t think that Garrett is cut out for the NFL. Which is interesting for a guy who once failed a pre-draft drug test after testing positive for cocaine and marijuana. What if teams had felt that way about him?
But this isn’t the first time that Sapp has aired his grievances concerning a top-tier draft prospect. Back in 2014, a few months after singing Jadeveon Clowney’s praises after Clowney put on one the best NFL Combine displays ever for a defensive lineman, Sapp turned on Clowney. During the buildup to the draft, Sapp said in his NFL Network gig that the Houston Texans shouldn’t take Clowney first overall because he has a bad work ethic. Now, three years later, Clowney is well on his way to becoming the top pass rusher in football.
Clearly, Sapp is peeved about being chosen 12th overall in the 1995 NFL Draft, and he’s been jealously taking it out on highly-touted defensive linemen ever since. Sapp’s just insecure because his escapades with prostitutes in his post-playing days have overshadowed his football career. Because Garrett, like a Clowney, is a shoo-in to be a holy terror at the next level, even if he is forced to play for the lowly Cleveland Browns.