Outland Trophy Award winner and unanimous All-American Joshua Garnett has a new home.
With the 28th pick, the San Francisco 49ers selected the Stanford offensive lineman.
With his coach David Shaw in attendance working the NFL Network broadcast, the 49ers traded up and selected the Stanford standout. While at Stanford, Garnett was an anchor for the bulldozing offensive line, appearing in 55 in his career. Along with fellow draft hopeful and Stanford offensive lineman Kyle Murphy, Garnett was able to produce on the field as a freshman all the way through their college careers.
Garnett is rated as one of the top guards in the draft, and thrives in the run game. He made headlines during the NFL combine when he said his approach to blocking was to “run through your soul”.
Pro Football Focus gives this insight on the Stanford captain.
“Our top run-blocking guard in 2015, Garnett is a scheme-specific power guard that is best fit for a man-blocking scheme similar to Stanford’s.”
Garnett joins Andrus Peat as a Stanford offensive lineman selected in the first round in the last two years.
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