Antonio Garcia NFL Draft Profile
Size: 6’6 302lbs
- Quick feet
- Lateral movements
- Fluid in space
- Sustains blocks
Analysis: Antonio Garcia is one of the most athletic offensive lineman in this year’s draft. Very good lateral quickness coming out of stance. Former high school hooper who still has basketball feet. Able to mirror pass rushers before and after engagement. Rarely beaten cleanly around edge by speed. Continues to slide feet and maintain engagement up and around pass arc. Works to keep his blocks centered in his power zone. Easily redirects back inside to chase an inside challenge. Has loose hips and quick feet providing recovery ability. Plays with his length. Fluid in space and can get to challenging angles. He will do whatever it takes to sustain his block to the whistle.
- Lacks lower body strength
- Needs better hip and knee bend
- Hands go outside too much
- Narrow base
Analysis: When you first look at Antonio Garcia, you think, oh look at this defensive lineman. He carries a stringy frame with upper body that looks like a defensive end. Lack of lower body strength exacerbated by elevated pad level. Needs to bend hips to dip pad level below defender’s. In pass protection, opens outside hip up early rather than staying square in initial stages. Hands take outside path to target and punch can be ill-timed, allowing rusher first strike into his frame. Defaults to lunging at target when he panics. Lacks anticipation against twists. Will have to add more bulk and strength. Grabs and holds to counter bull-rush. Narrow base carries no power as base blocker in run game.
NFL Comparison: David Bakhtiari
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