Will The Houston Texans Replace Chris Myers With A Draft Pick?
Nov 1, 2014; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs center David Andrews (61) works out prior to the game against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
David Andrews, Georgia, 6’3″ 294 pounds
David Andrews from the University of Georgia started at center for three seasons for the Dawgs. In those three seasons Georgia featured a solid running game with, or without superstar Todd Gurley.
It seemed like whoever stepped in after Gurley ran well. Nick Chubb and Brendan Douglas both burst on the scene at one point and took advantage of huge holes.
One of the reasons there were so many holes was because of the solid play of Andrews. For some reason he has been overlooked and is projected to be a seventh round pick at best. In fact, Andrews wasn’t even invited to the combine, something he says adds fuel to his fire to prove his worth at the next level.
"“It is what it is,” Andrews said. “It’s just fuel for the fire for me. Obviously, it does tick you off that some people don’t feel like you’re good enough to be invited for that. I know I am. I know I’m a good football player.”"
Andrews could wind up being a steal late in the draft. Especially if the toughness he showed in the SEC is paired with a chip on his shoulder for being snubbed and being a late pick.
Any of these rookies could be a hit or miss proposition for the Houston Texans. However, the teams that want to win from now on, rather than just winning now, usually have to make tough choices on veteran players and replace them with cheaper and younger guys. I applaud the Texans for thinking long term, now they just need to find who to place in this valuable spot.
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