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3 reasons the Bills should draft: Troy OT Antonio Garcia

Position: Offensive tackle.
School: Troy.
Measurables: 6-foot-6, 302 pounds.
Combine stats: 40-yard dash: 5.15 seconds. Bench press: 24 reps. Vertical jump: 31 inches. Broad jump: 9 feet. 3-cone drill: 7.98 seconds. 20-yard shuttle: 4.94 seconds.
Career stats: 43 games, 42 starts.
Draft projection: Second-third round.


1. He's one of the top options at what's perceived to be a weak class. It's not a good year for teams to need offensive tackles. Most draft analysts say there are very few quality options to choose from, but Garcia would be on that list. He allowed just 5.5 sacks during his four-year career with Troy. Garcia was an honorable mention All-Sun Belt pick in 2015 and a first-team all-conference selection as a senior.

2. He's got good feet. Garcia played basketball in high school, and scouting reports suggest his footwork is strong as a result. His quickness helps him get to the outside to prevent rushers from getting around the edge. He also has the desired arm length for NFL offensive tackles at 33 3/8-inches.

3. His stock went up at the Senior Bowl. Playing in the Sun Belt, Garcia faced questions about the level of competition he saw during his college career. He answered some of those by starring in Mobile, becoming the "buzz" of the week, according to Troy's website.

Fun fact: Garcia was not heavily recruited as a prep athlete. He was the first athlete at Charles Drew High School, located south of Atlanta, to earn first-team all-state honors.

They said it: "With his long arms, light feet and aggressive playing style, Garcia possesses the combination of traits scouts are looking for in a modern day offensive tackle. Given the caliber of players he's faced over his career, the level of competition question is not as concerning as the up-tempo scheme in which he played at Troy. With a little time to acclimate to a more traditional pro-style offense, Garcia could wind up 'surprising' as an NFL starter.” – CBS Sports' Rob Rang

The Buffalo News is profiling 30 prospects in 30 days leading up to the NFL Draft, which begins April 27. Up next: East Carolina WR Zay Jones.

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