BIOGRAPHY: Four-year starter at left tackle awarded all-Conference honors every season since his freshman campaign. Started 48 consecutive
games for Georgia Tech before being sidelined in early November with a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
POSITIVES: "Efficient and intelligent blocker with a good feel for his position. Quickly sets in pass protection, displays outstanding
blocking vision and overall awareness. Stays square, keeps the defender in front of him, and makes good use of body positioning
to seal opponents from the action. Strong, anchors at the point, and works hard until the whistle blows. Makes great use of
angles and gets the most from his ability."
NEGATIVES: Lacks top footwork and lateral blocking range. Does not get much movement as a run blocker. Marginal skills in motion.
ANALYSIS: "Gardner is an average athlete but a terrific football player. He lacks great upside, yet at the same time, he has a polished
game. Gardner could handle the left tackle position in an offense that primarily runs the football, or he could be used on
the strong side if he adds bulk to his frame and improves his playing strength."