Photo of Max Garcia
Drafted By: Broncos
Grade
5.4 ?

Draft Analysis:

He's not the type of athlete Gary Kubiak usually covets in his offensive line but he's versatile having played center, guard, and tackle at Florida. The Broncos do want to run more however, and that is where Garcia's strengths as a blocker. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'4" Height
  • 33 1/8" Arm Length
  • 309LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

2014: Second-team All-SEC. Switched positions from left guard to center during spring practices. Started all 12 games at center. 2013: Started all 12 games, making seven starts at left guard and five starts at left tackle. 2012: Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules. 2011 (at Maryland): Started all 12 games at left tackle. 2010 (at Maryland): Played in two games as a reserve left tackle.


Pro Day Results


20-yard short shuttle: 5.13 seconds
3-cone drill: 8.18 seconds
Vertical jump: 28 inches
Broad jump: 8 feet, 7 inches

Analysis

Strengths

Team captain who is beloved by teammates, fans and his coaches. Considered a hard worker in weight room. Has upper-body power to torque and move defenders. Phone-booth mauler. Shoots his strong hands inside and fights to keep them there. Features power, body control and hand placement to win early in the snap. Usually recognizes twists, coming off initial block to pick up twister. Despite gentle demeanor off the field, is willing to mix it up and turn a snap into a fistfight if need be. Showed off natural power in reps against Washington's Danny Shelton and Iowa's Carl Davis at Senior Bowl practices.

Weaknesses

Heavy-legged player limited to primarily power-based schemes. Small radius of effectiveness as a blocker and unable to get hands on moving targets on second level. Plays with leg stiffness and is unable to gain consistent leverage through adequate bend. Rarely low man in short-yardage scrum. Feet stall at contact. Inconsistent footwork to secure and improve his positioning. High pad level forces him to give some ground against bull rushers. Might struggle with athletic penetrators. Unable to help much in screen game.

Draft Projection

Round 3 or 4

Bottom Line

Converted center who has taken reps at tackle and started an entire season at guard. Limited phone-booth mauler with above-average upper-body strength and toughness at the point of attack to play in the NFL. His physical limitations could hurt his draft standing, but his functional strength and potential to swing between center and guard give him a decent shot to make it in the league.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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.

Comments