Rice 2022 NFL Draft Scouting Report for Elijah Garcia

The Rice Owls have only one prospect in the 2022 NFL Draft. Here is the scouting report for Rice defensive lineman Elijah Garcia.

The Rice Owls have only one draft-eligible prospect in the 2022 NFL Draft. Here is the scouting report for Rice defensive lineman Elijah Garcia.

Rice 2022 NFL Draft Scouting Reports

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Elijah Garcia, DL

Positives: Three-year starter. Athletic defensive line prospect who is effective making plays in every direction. Bends his knees, gets leverage on opponents, and easily changes direction. Quickly gets his hands up and effectively uses them. Can be a load in the middle of the line and also gets down the line of scrimmage to make plays in pursuit. Chases the action hard.

Negatives: Lacks great first-step quickness off the snap. Average strength at the point of attack.

Analysis: Garcia is a hard-working lineman who flashes athleticism in his game and plays with great intensity. He comes with growth potential that would enhance his game.

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