NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A few quick thoughts on the Tennessee Titans' sixth-round draft pick.
The pick: Center Andy Gallik, Boston College
My take: A four-year starter for the Eagles, he played 40 games, was a Rimington Trophy finalist, a two-time All-ACC pick and a team captain. He said he brings leadership needed from a center as well as durability and toughness.
Familiarity: Gallik spoke well of two new teammates -- Marcus Mariota and incumbent center Brian Schwenke. Of the Titans' new quarterback, Gallik said: “I think really highly of him. He’s a winner. Whenever you have those kind of characteristics in someone, you definitely want to play alongside them.” Gallik watched Schwenke play in the Senior Bowl and said he was a big fan of the Titans' center when he came out of Cal in 2013.
Potential staying power: Dane Brugler of NFL Draft Scout says Gallik is smart and tough and plays with an overachieving mentality. “The type of player who will find a way to stay in the league for a long time and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he pushes for starting reps at some point in his career.”