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Grade
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  • 5.51 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 34 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 25.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 93.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 8.00 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.87 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 307LBS. Weight

Overview

Despite injury problems throughout his Huskies career, Garcia started 37 consecutive games from 2006-08, earning second-team All-Pac-10 honors in 2007 and honorable mention status as a senior.

He suffered a severely dislocated left ankle and broken left fibula in spring 2004, then tore his labrum in 2005, causing him to miss the entire season. Granted an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA, Garcia went on to be a steadying presence in the middle of the UW line. He also missed most of spring 2008 with a left Lisfranc sprain that was characterized at the time as potentially career-ending. Electing not to have the surgery and instead play through the pain, Garcia gutted through his senior campaign.

His toughness and physicality in the trenches earned him a spot on the East-West Shrine Game roster and a Combine invite, but considering his lack of durability and this year's class of centers, he'll likely have to make an NFL club as an undrafted free agent. Had an arm span of 33 inches and a hand span of 9 7/8 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Short, squatty powerful build. Good first step quickness. Good initial pop on the defensive tackle. Adequate lateral quickness to stay square in pass protection. Good use of leverage and leg drive to gain movement in short-yardage situations. Good temperament for the position. Plays a physical, aggressive brand of football. Doesn't back down from a fight regardless of the score or the opponent. Tough. Willing to play through pain and to do the rehabilitation necessary to get back on the field. Team captain. Negatives: Short and too heavy. Marginal overall athleticism. Lacks the lateral quickness to handle speedier pass rushers inside. Struggles to get to the second level consistently and cannot break down in space to block moving targets. Extensive medical concerns that require a lengthy medical check.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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