Patriots go offensive line, draft Antonio Garcia

Garcia brings strong pass-blocking skills to the New England offense. PFF premium stats look at how he'll fit in.

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Patriots go offensive line, draft Antonio Garcia

  • The New England Patriots selected offensive tackle Antonio Garcia in the third round of the draft Friday night.
  • Garcia’s 98.9 pass-blocking efficiency ranked second in the draft class.
  • He allowed 0 sacks, 1 QB hit, and 6 hurries in 2016.
  • Garcia consistently improved year-to-year as a pass blocker, but his run-blocking grade dropped the past two years.
  • He had a success rate of 89.9 percent on run blocks, which ranked 67th among draft-eligible tackles.
  • Garcia played in an “Air-Raid” style offense, so he may have a more difficult adjustment to the NFL than other linemen. He gives the Patriots depth at swing-tackle in 2017.

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