Hall of Famer Smith visits Browns’ rookie Garrett at camp

Smith says Garrett is the perfect blend of speed, smarts and he expects him to have a major impact in his rookie season.

NFL Hall of Famer Bruce Smith
NFL Hall of Famer Bruce Smith, right, talks with Myles Garrett during practice at the NFL football team's training camp facility, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BEREA, Ohio (AP) – Myles Garrett had a special visitor at Browns training camp.

Hall of Fame defensive end Bruce Smith, who has taken a keen interest in the NFL’s top overall draft pick, stopped to watch practice on Wednesday and came away impressed by the 21-year-old Garrett.

Smith says Garrett is the perfect blend of speed, smarts and he expects him to have a major impact in his rookie season.

The league’s career sacks leader with 200, Smith doesn’t think it will take long for Garrett “to figure this game out.” Garrett worked with Cleveland’s starting defense for the first time in camp and went head-to-head with Pro Bowl offensive tackle Joe Thomas.

On one play, Garrett easily went around Thomas to sack Cody Kessler. Smith spoke with Garrett between drills, offering some of the tips that made him one of the game’s best pass rushers.

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