Can't link...but SI has some great stuff about Garcia at Senior Bowl. They say he may end up a top 20 pick!! Another pundit has him listed as #1 prospect at Senior Bowl!!! That's awesome!! Proud of that young man...he sure put in the work for Troy!!!
The 2017 draft crop is weak here, so as you can imagine the group here this week is not terribly strong either. Believe it or not, one of the biggest standouts might be Western Kentucky’s Forrest Lamp — not some of the bigger-school players among the group. Lamp’s NFL position has yet to be determined (he played tackle there), but he might be best at guard. Lamp’s eye-opening performance against Bama put him on scouts’ risers list, and a big week here could bump him into the top 40 picks.
Another smaller-school player, Troy OT Antonio Garcia, is a rising talent. ..
3. Antonio Garcia, OT, Troy: The hype train might fly the tracks before Saturday’s Senior Bowl game. Garcia (6’ 7”, 302) is drawing comparisons to All-Pro OT Tyron Smith, and Rotoworld’s Josh Norris listed him as this week’s top prospect—just ahead of Alabama TE O.J. Howard. (By the way, the South team features Howard, Mississippi’s Evan Engram and South Alabama’s Gerald Everett in a loaded tight end trifecta.)
Garcia was a four-year starter at left tackle for Troy, this season showing up with strong performances against Basham in the Dollar General Bowl and—more importantly—against Clemson early in the season. He’s darn near NFL-ready as a pass protector, because of his length, his footwork and how effectively he can use his hands. If his run blocking proves to be up to the task, too, Garcia may yet land in the top 20.
He could possibly be the best pure pass blocker available when the draft. The negatives from these so-called analyst will be he has played in a two point stance his entire career and how will he adapt to the three point stance on run blocking. He has long arms, quick feet plays with a good leverage. He is definitely going to get drafted, it's just a matter of what round. I think whatever team drafts him is getting a true sleeper. I got to meet him last year, and from what I've seen and heard about him he's a first class young man also. I wish him all the best
Last Edit: Jan 26, 2017 14:48:58 GMT -6 by troystet
From the reports I've seen ... after a bit of a shaky start on day one, he finished the week well! Looked good on the few series I saw him in the game. If I recall ... it was the Browns O-line coach that was at the Senior bowl ... he really liked Antonio. Amazing ... I remember when he was thrust into starting as a young guy ... I think he got here at about 250lbs! If he has really strong senior day combine, could climb up the chart! Good job and Go Troy!
Proud for the young man and that he had a good week in Mobile, hope he can land in the second round of the Draft as some have projected. I do hope that some team other than Cleveland will pick him up as they have such a history of struggling, all though, it could be good if he gets a chance to start there and makes a name for himself.