The San Francisco 49ers decided they weren’t finished in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft after selecting
San Francisco used that selection on Stanford guard
Before going through Garnett’s laundry list of collegiate accolades, it makes sense to start with the most prominent. The Outland Trophy is given annually to the nation’s top interior lineman. In 2015, Garnett took home the honor.
The former Cardinal also won the Morris Trophy (Pac-12 Lineman of the Year), became the ninth unanimous First-Team All-American in Stanford history and was a First-Team All-Pac-12 selection.
Not a bad season for the senior caption.
2. He's a mauler
“I’m a mean, nasty player,” Garnett said of his playing style on a call with 49ers.com. “I like to finish blocks, get the juice going and bring the intensity."
That self-scouting report can be seen when combing through Garnett’s game film. Here are a few notable clips.
Enjoy, 49ers: https://t.co/hHEd7bWJ3o— SB Nation (@SBNation) April 29, 2016
3. His parents are 49ers Faithful
Despite being from Puyallup, Wash., Garnett said his parents are avid fans of the red and gold.
His father, Scott, played in the NFL for four seasons as a defensive lineman. Scott’s career included a stint with the 49ers.
@JuniorEjrelojo seeing my dads old niner jersey !— Joshua Garnett (@IamJoshG) May 2, 2016
4. He came to Stanford as a top high school recruit
Garnett was the state of Washington’s top-ranked player in 2012 and a five-star recruit by Scout.com. The nation’s second-ranked guard was a three-time all-state player during his prep career. His accolades at Puyallup High School earned Garnett a spot in the Under Armor All-American Bowl Game.