Elijah Garcia
Elijah Garcia  DL  Rice | NFL Draft 2022 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Elijah Garcia
Height
6-5
Weight
302
College
Rice
Position
DL
Class
Senior
Home town
San Antonio, TX
56.0/100
Player Rating
93
PositionRank (DL)
5.18
FortyYD Time
Sacks
4
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
64
Sol tackles
22

Elijah Garcia DL Rice | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Elijah Garcia DL Rice
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #593 Position Rank: #93 (DL)
40 time: 5.18 seconds
Height: 6-5 Weight: 302
Hands: 9 7/8 Arms: 35 Span: 81
Pro-Day Results
Overall Rating: 56.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
57%
Pass Rush:
60%
Run Defense:
56%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #93
College Games: 42 College Snaps: 1961
Strengths
  • Combines strength and footwork to fill holes inside, as well. Recovers from cut blocks or falling on his way to make a tackle.
  • Played with good leverage, even on the nose, despite average bulk. Hustle defender with a good bull rush inside that can close and get home when quarterbacks leave the pocket.
  • Quarterbacks and ballcarriers feel his strength when he plants them in the backfield.
  • Can make the impressive chest-to-chest bear hug tackle in the hole due to his ability to wreak havoc in the backfield.
  • Strength gives ends a chance to twist inside and linebackers free lane to the passer on blitzes.
Weaknesses
  • Average athletically with average straight line speed and tight hips. Not a natural bender. Lacks secondary pass-rush moves.
  • He struggles with leverage off the snap and plays too tall, limiting his effectiveness as a pass rusher.
  • Plays upright and struggles with leverage. Too often stonewalled at the line and doesn't show the hand strength or technique to shed or redirect blockers.
  • Plays too high at times, and gets carried downfield or put to the ground by better lineman when losing the leverage battle.
  • Doesn't play fundamentally sound and lacks much technique in his repertoire.
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How other scouting services rate Elijah Garcia (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
628.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
110.0