Keeps good width between his feet, generates natural torque into his passes and can throw in rhythm from his drop without consistently being forced to hitch into throws.
Possesses a strong enough arm to make all the throws — passes do tend to wobble though — but overall he can fit the football into tight areas in the intermediate pass game and exhibits inconsistent touch on the fade.
Holds the ball high in his drop and possesses a quick release in order to get the ball out on time. However, at times just gets loose with his mechanics, looks content to fall off throws in the pocket with no pressure, doesn’t transfer his weight and seems content to just flick his wrist in the short pass game causing his accuracy to struggle because of it.
Just has these lapses in his mechanics during the game at times that really hurt him both from the pocket and on the move. Also, gets a bit excitable in the pocket, isn’t as calm when he feels pressure, gets happy feet and will look to flush himself prematurely at times.
Does show the ability to step up inside when he does feel the outside rush, keeps his eyes down the field and maintains solid balance in his lower half. Is comfortable throwing on the move, is also quick to reset his feet and displays nice touch/accuracy when asked to improvise and throw from an assortment of angles.
Is tough to bring down in the pocket as well, as he’s strong kid with a low center of gravity. However, will force the football into traffic down the field when he’s on the move, at times thinks he can fit the ball into anywhere when flushed from the pocket causing some unnecessary turnovers.
Handles the football well, sells the play fake off play action, is comfortable with his back to the line of scrimmage and is a threat to take off and hurt defenses with his legs. Isn’t a great straight-line or real shifty athlete, but he has some sneaky quickness, lowers his head and will break tackles and fight for yards.
Needs to learn to take better care of himself at the next level however. Is limited when asked to go through progression from the pocket.
Reads only one side of the field and his completion percentage really goes down when his initial read isn’t on. Will force the ball into coverage and struggles to quickly decipher info at times when locating secondary options.
Has been suspended five times during his career at South Carolina and is an obvious character concern. You have to wonder how important football is to him if he keeps putting his team behind the 8 ball with his off the field troubles.
Impression: A better quarterback prospect than I thought coming in. Can make all the throws, balanced from center and settles his feet well into throws. However, is really inconsistent with his mechanics at times and his lapses in concentration kill him. His off the field reputation is a killer on his draft stock as well and because of it looks like a free agent to me."
A rebel without a cause, Garcia will drive QB coaches nuts with his lack of discipline and off-field distractions while endearing himself to teammates.
Has a quick release and good accuracy when he is able to set his feet and would be best in a high-percentage, rhythm passing game.
Is a tough, physical runner who will barrel through contact and can make plays outside the pocket.
Has benefited from a strong supporting cast, but will require a demanding positional coach and improved focus to stick in the NFL."
Not all that tall at barely 6-2, but has a stout built and can take a hit in the pocket; has good footwork, solid mechanics and a quick release, but will rush when pressured and throws too many passes into coverage; also needs to improve ability to read the whole field;
Possesses enough arm strength to make all the throws, but is most accurate when spreading the ball around underneath rather than downfield; underrated athlete with 12 career rushing TDs as well as a TD pass reception; also can run out of trouble in the pocket and can throws well on the run."
Still, Garcia has allegedly turned his life around (according to Spurrier), and he will start the 2011 season with a suspension coming off of the best season in his long USC career. Garcia has been suspended FIVE times by South Carolina, so it’s a wonder he’s still on the team.
However, when his game is on, he is a very, very good quarterback. He is suspended indefinitely to start this season as well, but he is coming off of a year where he threw for 3,059 yards (64.2 percent) as well as 20 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. His prior two years, his highest completion percentage was around 55 percent, and he really struggled with 23 touchdowns and 18 interceptions in his first two seasons.
Garcia is an excellent athlete who has 12 career rushing touchdowns as well as a three yard receiving touchdown. If he is drafted to the NFL, he will probably be a later round pick but he could definitely out-play his draft status because the talent is there, but will he be a problem off the field?"