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3. David Andrews
Harper isn’t the only undrafted rookie to squeak onto the 53-man roster. Andrews, a Georgia product, proved himself this preseason and is now the third rookie on the Pats’ offensive line along with fourth-round picks Shaq Mason and Tre’ Jackson.
Here’s what my favorite ESPN insider, Mike Reiss, had to say about Andrews’ preseason play:
"As one would expect, it hasn’t always been perfect (e.g. shotgun snap issues in joint practice vs. Saints), but he hasn’t looked like he’s been out of place when going up against more experienced competition such as Green Bay defensive tackle B.J. Raji. One thing that stands out on film review is that Andrews plays all-out to the whistle, finishes blocks and has an edge. He’s obviously smart to be able to step right in and make some of the line calls."
Andrews has the ability to play both center and guard, and it’s that versatility that probably got him onto the team. In addition, Andrews is a capable leader; he shepherded the 2014 Georgia offensive line to its best season in recent memory.
Andrews brings three consecutive years of captainship and Second-Team All-ACC honors into his debut season as a Patriot.
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