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NFL Combine: Center Andy Gallik Lone Representative Of Boston College

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Only one rep this year

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Boston College will only have one representative for the NFL Combine this year, and that will be center Andy Gallik. The 6'3" 305lb Gallik will be heading to the Combinem which will be held from February 17th through 23rd at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Last season the Eagles had five players at the combine. Running back Andre Williams, offensive lineman Matt Patchan, linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis, defensive end Kasim Edebali, and defensive tackle Kaleb Ramsey all made the trip and performed well. This season the story is a little different as BC didn't have many clear NFL level talent on the team. WR Shakim Phillips, QB Tyler Murphy, OT Ian Silberman, CB Manny Asprilla, and Sean Sylvia all could find NFL homes at some point, but they were not invited to the combine.

NFL.com has an interesting profile up for Gallik. They rate him a 5.53, and compare him most to Super Bowl Champion center Bryan Stork.They list his strengths as the following:

Fighter and grinder. Plays flat-footed on impact and can anchor. Secures his down blocks with purpose and tries to collapse them. Sinks hips and times his punch in pass protection. Keeps his head out of the pass protection and uses good posture. Nasty. Has the play demeanor that offensive line coaches love. Has necessary sand in his pants to stalemate against power and does a good job of getting his feet in position to wall off defenders. Very good functional strength. Can sustain power blocks.

And his weaknesses:

Gets a little bit high out of the snap. Linebackers have ability to slip his blocks when he climbs to the second level. Limited athletically and loses a great deal of his effectiveness outside of his snap area. Will spend too much time securing first space when asked to pull.

They go on to project him as a starting center in a run heavy offense. Best of luck to Andy as he prepares for the next step in his career.