Former Georgia center David Andrews has a private workout with the New England Patriots Wednesday, according to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun and National Football Post.
The 6-foot-2, 294-pound Andrews was a three-year starter and three-year captain along the Georgia offensive line. He was named the team’s most valuable player at the annual awards ceremony in December, and later participated in the East-West Shrine Game in January, where he lined up at both center and guard.
Andrews was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in February, but is projected as a late-round draft pick in early May.
The 22-year-old spent his last few years blocking for the likes of current Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Aaron Murray and potential first-round running back Todd Gurley. He is seen as an athletic yet undersized interior lineman at the next level, best suited for a zone-blocking scheme.
Yet with New England’s starting interior line featuring a 2015 unrestricted free agent in Dan Connolly, as well as a 2016 unrestricted free agent in Ryan Wendell, what leads the Patriots to Andrews appears to be, at the least, part of the next leg in the scouting itinerary.
Head coach Bill Belichick, vice president of player personnel Nick Caserio and assistant to the coaching staff Michael Lombardi were on hand for the Auburn pro day Tuesday, and Belichick and Lombardi took in a Georgia-Kentucky basketball game at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens later that evening.