Juan Garcia, OC/OG, Washington

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Juan Garcia, OC/OG, Washington

Postby Pudge » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:14 pm

Juan Garcia
6-2/299 Washington
5.28 Senior

Pros: Has a really good mean streak, works hard, and finishes his blocks. Locks on and will battle defender to the ground. Has nice mobility and shows potential blocking on the second level.

Cons: Lacks strength and pop in the running game. Struggles when a guy lines up over him and he gets bull rushed. Struggles working out of the shotgun. Whiffs on too many blocks on the second level. Has durability issues.

Overview: Garcia struggles at center, and is probably destined to move to guard at the next level. Missed the 2004 and 2005 seasons due to ankle, leg, and shoulder injuries. Also had a severe foot sprain this past spring and played through it rather than getting surgery. But that showed excellent toughness. He'll be 25 on draft day.

NFL Forecast: Garcia is limited, but is one of those hard-working players that manages to stick around because coaches loves his toughness and work ethic. He's not going to be a factor at center besides just being a backup. MOre than likely, Garcia will be a nice depth player that can play all three interior positions. But he doesn't have great upside and it's doubtful he's a starter at guard. But he can stick for a couple of years because he can outwork every one else.

ATL Forecast: Garcia isn't much of an upgrade over the other backup centers and guards the Falcons have. But he could land a practice squad position this year and may be developed into a decent backup down the road. But he's a limited player that will make the roster based off effort rather than ability.

Value: Garcia isn't worth drafting, but someone should definitely bring him to camp.
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