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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I'd love to see us get this guy. He could step in and play right away. Nasty and finishes plays. Well-balance in both the run game and pass protection. Joshua Garnett 6"5" 325 LBS Outland Trophy Winner Projected 2nd or ...

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Old 04-13-2016, 11:47 PM   #1
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Best Guard in the Draft

I'd love to see us get this guy. He could step in and play right away. Nasty and finishes plays. Well-balance in both the run game and pass protection.

Joshua Garnett
6"5" 325 LBS
Outland Trophy Winner
Projected 2nd or 3rd round pick

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Old 04-14-2016, 01:05 AM   #2
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Joshua Garnett, G, Stanford
Height: 6-5. Weight: 325. Arm: 33.88. Hand: 9.88.
40 Time: 5.32.
Projected Round (2016): 2-3.
4/9/16: I sampled a variety of teams, and overall, Garnett came back the most as the top guard in the 2016 NFL Draft, thoguh it varied from franchise to franchise. On the whole, teams felt that this was a weak guard class and there wasn't much talent at the position.

Last season, Garnett blocked well for Stanford, being well-balanced in the ground game and with the passing attack. He is good at pulling and has nice technique for the NFL. Garnett has the potential to add strength and could be a difference-maker as a run blocker at the next level. He needs to build up his upper body, but he did well on the combine bench press, so it seems he has some natural strength to him. At the Senior Bowl, Garnett was decent. He was better at the combine with his impressive workout.

8/15/15: Garnett had a mixed 2014 season for Stanford. It was his first season as a starter, and his run blocking is ahead of his pass blocking. As a sophomore in 2013, he rotated into the game in the jumbo package. Garnett has good size to him.
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:11 AM   #3
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I have always like the kid. How he fits the saints zone blocking scheme? I am not sure.
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Old 04-14-2016, 08:38 AM   #4
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We may draft one in the 4th or 5th but the first 3 picks will be reserved for defense. DE, DT, CB or Safety
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Not a big fan of Garnett, in fact, am hoping we don't mistake drafting him...

The guy I'm really like for us, and for how we use our guards, is NC State Joe Thuney...

Reminds me alot of Carl Nicks - a guard in a tackle's body; and he's very smart, adept player; very good with angles; he trusts the coaches and their schemes and leads his blocks with where defenders will be rather than where they are at the start of plays, effectively sealing them off and create pass protection walls and running lanes...

Just see alot of another Stanford alum, Jonathan Martin and that just makes me uneasy and not thinking he could be trusted...

He should go on to being a doctor now if that's his passion...

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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post

The guy I'm really like for us, and for how we use our guards, is NC State Joe Thuney...
Those alligator arms could be a problem at the next level for Big Joe ...
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Old 04-14-2016, 10:08 AM   #7
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I would be happy with him in the 2nd. Defense in the 1st & 3rd. Still have to find a #4 & #5 WR from some where.
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We still need a true No. 1 or "x" receiver to replace Colston because Coleman isn't it...

If you have PFF, you should read their scouting report on Thuney as well as ACC Scout as well...
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Meet Swedish-Born Lineman Sebastian Johansson Who Could Be The Steal of The 2016 Draft - American Football International

In the months leading up to his all-important Pro Day, Johansson trained at TEST Football Academy in Martinsville, New Jersey. There, he saw massive improvements in his lateral movement and explosiveness and learned to pay greater attention to diet and proper recovery. The hard work paid off, and Johansson turned heads at Marshall’s mid-March Pro Day. Measuring 6-foot-3 and 293 pounds, he recorded a 5.06 40-Yard Dash, a 32.5-inch Vertical Jump, a 9’5″ Broad Jump, a 7.27 3-Cone Drill, a 5.21 20-Yard Shuttle and 26 reps on the 225 Bench Test. According to 3SigmaAthlete.com, Johansson’s SPARQ score ranks fourth-highest among this year’s class of offensive lineman.

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All I can hope for is that we don't wait until late in the draft to pick a guard.
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