PFF scouting report: Joshua Garnett, G, Stanford
Below is the PFF draft profile for Stanford’s Joshua Garnett, which incorporates PFF’s college grades and scouting intel from our team of analysts. To see all of PFF’s 2016 scouting reports, click here.
Starting guard in power-run scheme.
Stats to know:
Posted top grade among guards against Power-5 competition, including the top run-blocking grade.
What he does best:
• Drive-blocker; gets low and moves people at the point of attack
• Locates defenders well on the move, whether pulling or climbing to the second level
• Will destroy unsuspecting defenders on pull-blocks
• Dominant on the playside of running plays; top grade in the nation among guards
• Potential to be among league’s best run-blockers in the right scheme
• Struggles with backside cutoffs in zone, may limit him from scheme standpoint
• Can struggle with power at the point of attack at times
• Got handled by better competition, namely Oregon’s DeForest Buckner
• Doesn’t always sustain blocks in pass protection; gave up more pressures than you’d like to see, even if it was later in the play
• Can be late to recognize stunts and twists
Garnett fits perfectly into a man-blocking scheme, very much like the scheme in which he played at Stanford. He can move defenders in the running game while hitting a moving target, though he’s less adept at making the necessary blocks of a more zone-heavy scheme. He’s solid in pass protection, though it’s unlikely that he’ll be one of the league’s best in this area.