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Max Garcia | Tackle

Team: Florida Gators
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 307

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Broncos selected Florida C Max Garcia with the No. 133 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
Garcia (6'4/309) was Maryland's starting left tackle as a sophomore before transferring to Florida for his junior and senior years. He converted to center in 2014, earning second-team All-SEC recognition from the conference's coaches. Garcia has good arm length (33 1/4") for an interior lineman, as well as big hands (10 1/4"). He is a phone-booth mauler with the ability to play both guard and center. Garcia would be an ideal "swing" interior reserve, but could also probably become a functional starter. May 2 - 1:37 PM

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CBS Sports' Rob Rang sees Florida OL Max Garcia as a "tough, versatile value on Day Three."

Garcia is one of the most versatile OL in this class. He started 12 games at left tackle for Maryland in 2011 before starting as a LG for Florida in 2013 and a C last year. "Some scouts feel that his ultimate position in the NFL will be at right guard, where Garcia's lack of ideal agility can be masked but his grit and power can be maximized in the running game," Rang wrote. "Garcia's dependability made him a favorite of the Florida coaching staff and he helped his cause with an impressive performance at the Senior Bowl." CBS projects Garcia as a Rds. 6-7 selection. CBS Sports' Pete Prisco wrote recently that Garcia kept jumping out on tape when he was watching OT D.J. Humphries.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 28 - 1:56 AM

CBS Sports' Pete Prisco passed along that Florida OL Max Garcia kept jumping out on tape when he was watching OT D.J. Humphries.

"[Garcia] isn't a great athlete, but he is a brawler," Prisco wrote. "He will go late in the draft and make somebody's team." Garcia completed 30 reps on the bench despite at his pro day day suffering from a pectoral strain. "Some now grade him as the No. 2 center in the draft after Hroniss Grasu of Oregon," TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline recently reported.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 19 - 7:16 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that Florida OL Max Garcia completed 30 reps on the bench despite suffering from a pectoral strain.

It's an impressive showing and helps to explain why NFL teams are quickly warming to the versatile prospect. In a pinch, Garcia could play anywhere, but he's ticketed for center in the NFL. "Some now grade him as the No. 2 center in the draft after Hroniss Grasu of Oregon," Pauline reported. We assume those teams are excluding Cam Erving in center rankings, perhaps slotting him as a tackle, but Erving wasn't mentioned. Garcia recently met with the Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Bucs.
Apr 7 - 10:36 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler reports that Florida OL Max Garcia "received a lot of attention from the offensive line coaches in attendance" at the school's pro day.

"He offers experience at tackle, guard and center and is a valuable reserve option on day three of the draft," Brugler wrote. A former Maryland transfer, the 6-foot-4, 307-pound Garcia was a second-team All-SEC honoree in 2014. In other Day 3 Florida offensive lineman news, Brugler passed along from Gainesville that both OT Chaz Green and OG Trenton Brown are "considered draftable prospects."
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 7 - 6:48 PM

Florida OL Max Garcia has had private meetings with the Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Bucs, according to TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline.

The 6-foot-4, 307-pound Garcia was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection and a team captain for the Gators. The Florida prospect had a strong outing at the Senior Bowl, which put him on some evaluators' radars. The former Maryland transfer, has made starts at center(13), left tackle(17) and left guard (7) during his career, and was the only lineman for Florida to start every game the last two seasons.
Apr 7 - 4:19 PM

Florida OL Max Garcia "has the toughness NFL teams look for in a center," noted NFL Media analyst Charles Davis.

The analyst believes Garcia is the class' most underrated center. Garcia, a former Maryland Terrapin, has made starts at center, left tackle and left guard during his career. CBS Sports' Rob Rang likes his knee bend and flexibility. "Limited phone-booth mauler with above-average upper-body strength and toughness at the point of attack to play in the NFL," reads Lance Zierlein's scouting report. "His physical limitations could hurt his draft standing, but his functional strength and potential to swing between center and guard give him a decent shot to make it in the league."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 18 - 12:46 AM

Florida senior OL Max Garcia's "effort and hand placement have stood out on tape when we've studied him this week," observed Scout's Inc.

"He's so good at latching on to his man that he can quickly get back into position even when he loses balance. He isn't the most physically gifted lineman, but he consistently executes his assignment," wrote Todd McShay, Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl. Garcia, a former Maryland Terrapin, has made starts at center, left tackle and left guard during his career. CBS Sports' Rob Rang likes his knee bend and flexibility.
Jan 25 - 2:01 AM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein believes Florida senior C Max Garcia capitalized on his opportunity to fill in at the Senior Bowl.

Garcia got the Senior Bowl opportunity after three centers -- Andy Gallik of Boston College, Hroniss Grasu of Oregon and Cameron Erving of Florida State -- had to pull out due to injuries. "Garcia got the call and made the most of his opportunity with a steady week of practice reps," Zierlein wrote. "His strength at the point of attack against Washington's Danny Shelton and Iowa's Carl Davis caught the eyes of scouts and could force them to go back and take a closer look at him once again." Garcia, a Maryland transfer, has started at T, G and C during his career.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 25 - 12:01 AM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang likes the knee bend and flexibility displayed by versatile Florida senior OL Max Garcia.

Garcia, a former Maryland Terrapin, has made starts at left tackle and left guard during his career. Florida coaches shifted him to center during the spring, and the Rimington Award committee recognized his potential by placing him on their preseason watch list. "Florida may be implementing an up-tempo offense but that won't limit the size of their linemen," Rang wrote. "Garcia's broad, powerful frame gives him the appearance of a traditional guard than center but he plays with proper knee bend, has long arms and is almost small in comparison to fellow senior Trenton Brown (6-8, 350), who is expected to emerge at guard after starting the final five games last year at right tackle. Neither Garcia nor Brown are light enough on their feet to handle outside duties, but each shows above-average balance for their size."
Source: CBS Sports
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 09:25:00 PM

Florida junior Max Garcia, a Maryland transfer, will start at LT for the Gators against Vanderbilt.

Florida's top two offensive tackles, D.J. Humphries and Tyler Moore, will miss the game due to injury. In fact, Moore will miss the rest of the season. Garcia has seen time at guard this year.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 11:40:00 AM

Maryland junior T transfer Max Garcia is expected to start next season for Florida.

Garcia started all 12 games as a sophomore at Maryland, but transferred to Florida prior tot his season and was forced to redshirt. With D.J. Humphries on the left side, we expect Garcia to play mostly right tackle, and he will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 10:07:00 AM