San Francisco 49ers Draft Stanford G Joshua Garnett

With the No. 28 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers selected Stanford guard Joshua Garnett.

The 49ers traded back into the first round with the Kansas City Chiefs, exchanging the 37th overall pick (second round), 105th overall selection (fourth round) and 178th pick (sixth round) for Kansas City's first-round pick and 249th overall selection in the seventh round.

Garnett's former head coach at Stanford, David Shaw, happened to be on NFL Network's draft set at the time of the 49ers pick.

"(He's) one of the best, physical run blaockers you're going to see come out of college," the Cardinal coach said.

The San Francisco 49ers traded back into Round 1 of the 2016 NFL Draft to select Stanford offensive guard Joshua Garnett with the 28th pick.

Shortly after, San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke echoed the sentiment: "In our minds, he was the best run-blocking lineman in this draft."

Garnett, the ninth unanimous All-American in Stanford history, won the 2015 Outland Trophy as the nation's top interior lineman. At 6-foot-5, 325 pounds, Garnett plays with a mean streak and has a passion for science. The human biology major at Stanford was also selected as the 2015 Morris Trophy winner as the Pac-12's top offensive lineman.

Here is Garnett's scouting profile courtesy of NFL.com:

"Powerful frame with dense, muscular lower body. Very powerful at point of attack -- especially as base blocker. Held his own in the power department against UCLA's Kenny Clark. If he gets downhill momentum on defender, it's lights out. Able to strike and center his blocks between his shoulders. Team captain. Very good hand placement, upper body strength and hip torque to steer and turn opponent on hook blocks. Generates good power from legs and hips. Block winner in tight space near goal line. Takes good angles to second level block to make up for his lack of athleticism. Hard to beat him early in the rep on run plays. Can bury gap shooters with cave­-in blocks. Comes out of stance with good bend, pad level explosion into target. Has power and hand strength to snap off twisters and receive incoming defender. Well-schooled with good hand work."

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