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Troy's Antonio Garcia awaits NFL Draft Day

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
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The blind side: one of the hardest positions to fill on an NFL roster. Luckily for one of the 32 teams, they're getting Troy Offensive Tackle Antonio Garcia. 

"I always envisioned myself playing to the Senior Bowl, going to the combine and it all kind of happened so I'm just thankful and humbled by it." said Garcia.

At 6'6 and 305 pounds he's traditionally smaller than the average pro level OT, but it's his athleticism teams could only dream of.

"Right now I'm at 305 so I gained weight since my last game and I want to get to about 315 which is about average size and still move. I feel good and I pride myself on physicality, also my athleticism I think will be the balancing factor," said Garcia. 

Down in Mobile at the Senior Bowl, his draft stock rose exponentially, though it was in his 4 years at Troy that he allowed just 5.5 sacks and sharpened his skill set. 

"Ever since Coach [Matt] Moore got here two years ago I kind of honed in on technique so that's something I take pride in and I've seen an increase in my  productivity pretty much focusing on fundamentals. Hand placement, pad level things like that," said Garcia.

Garcia will be home in Georgia anxiously awaiting his phone call with his family.

"I try not to think about it but I just want to focus on football and doing my job like that's all I really want to do and everything else will take care of itself," he said.

Garcia is projected to go in the second or third round.

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