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Prospect Profile: Joshua Garnett

Guard| Stanford| Senior

Height:6-foot-4 | Weight: 312 pounds

College Stats

2015: team captain and starting left guard; first player in school history to win Outland Award as nation's top interior linemen; Morris Trophy winner as Pac-12's top linemen; unanimous All-American; first-team All-Pac-12.

Career: played in 55 career games for Stanford, mainly at left guard position; also played right guard and fullback earlier in his career; part of a stout offensive line group each of his four years with the Cardinal; two-time Rose Bowl champion.

Combine Results

40-yard dash: 5.32 seconds

Bench press: 30 reps

Broad jump: 8 feet, 3 inches

3-cone drill: 7.62 seconds

20-yard shuttle: 4.64 seconds


Summary:Garnett is the next star is a recent run of standout Stanford linemen. Garnett may be the best of the bunch as he was the first player in school history to win Outland Award as nation's top interior linemen. Garnett is 6-foot-4 and usually plays around 325 pounds, so he has the size to compete in the trenches.

Lance Zierlein of talked up Garnett's strength, saying "if he gets downhill momentum on defender, it's lights out. Able to strike and center his blocks between his shoulders. Very good hand placement, upper body strength and hip torque to steer and turn opponent on hook blocks. Generates good power from legs and hips."

Stacking up: NFL Media analysts Mike Mayock and Bucky Brooks ranked Garnett as their No. 2 prospect at the position behind Kansas State guard Cody Whitehair.

Second-generation pro: Garnett's father, Scott, was a standout defensive linemen for the University of Washington before he was an eight-round draft pick by the Broncos in 1984. Scott Garnett played for Denver, San Diego, San Francisco and Buffalo during his pro career.

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