FOX Sports named this SEC player as college football's top "freak" athlete


FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman compiles an annual list of college football's top freak athletes, and the 2016 edition of the list was just released on Wednesday. Last year's No. 1 was now former Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman, meaning that this year's list has a new leader.

This choice? Last year's No. 2 player, Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett.

The junior has off-the-charts workout numbers. He told me this month he power cleans 440 pounds and bench-presses 485 -- staggering when you consider he also has a 40-inch vertical and his fastest 40 time at A&M, he said, is 4.45. "If I could dip into the 4.3s, that'd be great," he told FOX Sports.

To be fair, Myles, if you can dip into the 4.3s, then that's just not fair to the competition.

Garrett led the SEC in sacks and tackles for loss last season, which also ranked him in the Top 10 nationally in both statistics. His combination of raw athleticism and performance on the field make him the current favorite to go No. 1 in next year's NFL Draft.


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Second on the list is probably a player who hasn't gotten as much attention as he deserves: Oregon wideout Devon Allen. Allen won the NCAA national championship in the hurdles this year, and he has earned a spot on the United States Olympic team. It's hard to argue against literal Olympic athleticism when talking about freak athletes.

Rounding out the Top 3 on Feldman's list is LSU running back Leonard Fournette. To view the entirety of Feldman's Top 20, you can click here.