Joshua Garnett was selected by the 49ers in the first round of the 2016 draft, and figures to play an important role as a rookie.
And the powerful Stanford guard, according to coaches, is acclimating well already.
"I think the biggest thing is he didn’t stand out," 49ers head coach Chip Kelly said on June 8 after one day of the team's three-day mandatory minicamp.
"Usually you stand out in those situations because you’re going the wrong way or the right guard’s going right and everybody else is going left. I think he fit in really well.
"You could tell that he’s worked in his time away at the football aspect of things. So that was impressive."
Garnett, who lists at 6-foot-5, 321 pounds, lined up at both guard spots during the team's recent minicamp.
"(It) felt good," Garnett told reporters three weeks ago. "(There are) first day hiccups for every offensive linemen. I mean pad level, trying to get the footwork back together, but I felt better than I thought I was going to do coming in.
"Everything's clicking, I feel like my preparation really helped me out," he added.
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Garnett was selected No. 28 overall after San Francisco traded back into the first round.
In his final season at Stanford, he took home the Outland Trophy, given to the nation's top interior lineman. Recent notables to win the award include Pitt's Aaron Donald (2013), Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh (2009), LSU's Glenn Dorsey (2007) and Wisconsin's Joe Thomas (2006).
Garnett went on to divulge similarities between Stanford's blocking scheme and San Francisco's under Kelly.
"The footwork on the zone plays we run here is the exact same footwork on the zone plays we ran at Stanford," Garnett said.
"There's really no big difference other than the terminology. That's why I felt comfortable being able to go on my own, because I already knew the footwork and it was a real easy jump for me to go into this predominantly zone offense because it's the same footwork I've been doing for four years at Stanford."