Plenty is working against Joshua Garnett as he prepares for his third NFL campaign. Yet, he still has a chance to emerge as the San Francisco 49ers’ starting right guard.
“I think Josh is putting together a pretty nice improvement pattern,” buy nike nfl jerseys cheap offensive line coach John Benton told The Athletic’s Ted Nguyen.
Garnett, whom the 49ers selected in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft, is no longer an ideal system fit for the team’s offense. Kyle Shanahan’s zone stretch usually features lighter and more athletic blockers, whereas Garnett came out of a power scheme when he won the Outland Trophy as a member of the Stanford Cardinal. As a result, Garnett spent the offseason reshaping his body and is down to 305 pounds, according to s Nick Wagoner. cheap nfl nike jerseys china
The third-year lineman spent all of last season on injured reserve after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery, and he returned a different blocker.
“I see a guy who’s really going for it,” Shanahan said, nfl nike jersey cheap per the Sacramento Bee’s Matt Barrows. “I’ve been very proud of how he’s handled his year off.”
Garnett should be ready to overcome another first-round pick, Jonathan Cooper, in the upcoming guard competition. If not, another team better suited for his skill set could land a potential starter.