David Andrews shows love for the veterans that were key in his development as rookie

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Patriots center David Andrews went undrafted in 2015. Since then, the Georgia native has been a model of consistency. He has been voted a co-captain the last five seasons, and has been instrumental in two Super Bowl victories for the Patriots,

Now in his seventh season in the NFL, Andrews is an accomplished veteran on a talented Patriots offensive line. Speaking to the media on Wednesday, he reflected on which veterans made a strong impression on him. Andrews made sure to show love for two teammates, in particular, who were important for his development.

“Ryan (Wendell) was really hard on me. (Sebastian Vollmer) was really hard on me with my communication and getting stuff communicated to him,” Andrews said, via NESN’s Dakota Randall. “I know they weren’t trying to be jerks; they were trying to get me ready and trying to get me to step and do the best I could do. … I’m grateful for that because they could’ve just, you know, let me pass on by. But they challenged me and challenged me to be the best I could and, at a young age, try to be the best of a leader as I could be.”

Wendell played for the Patriots from 2008-2015. Vollmer played during that same timeframe, beginning his career in 2009, and playing until 2016. Now, Andrews has an opportunity to play that same veteran role on an offensive line that is currently one of the best in football.

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