Cole World

UGA Pivot Man, Center Lamont Gaillard

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Like I mentioned in another thread, my two favorite Offensive lineman in this draft happen to play Center.

I already made a thread on Big E (Elgton Jenkins), so it's only right to shine some light on Lamont Gaillard.

I'm no UGA fan, but Georgia normally produces decent Offensive linemen, especially at the center position (Ben Jones & David Andrews). 

Lamont Gaillard is no early round pick but should get picked between the 5th -7th. A Todd McClure type of pick.

He could sit behind Mack for a year or two and learn.

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The former 4-star DT prospect made the switch to offense early in his career and has prospered ever since, starting all 28 games the past two years. The 6-2, 295-pounder has a squatty but powerful frame — well suited for the pivot — and shows the necessary power in his base to anchor down against powerful NTs. He’s an effective drive blocker who can generate a push up front while also displaying the quickness and lateral mobility to reach and get to the second level.

One thing I really like about him is his communication skills with fellow linemen, helping to make adjustments and identifying stunts and blitzing LBs. His savvy leadership also helped Fromm last year, making Gaillard a crucial piece up front for the offense. I think his skill set and heady play give him the versatility to play either G or C in the NFL, with the latter probably being his more natural position. He should contend to be one of the first senior centers off the board next April.

@g-dawg and other Georgia fans what is your take on Lamont?

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2 hours ago, Cole World said:

Like I mentioned in another thread, my two favorite Offensive lineman in this draft happen to play Center.

I already made a thread on Big E (Elgton Jenkins), so it's only right to shine some light on Lamont Gaillard.

I'm no UGA fan, but Georgia normally produces decent Offensive linemen, especially at the center position (Ben Jones & David Andrews). 

Lamont Gaillard is no early round pick but should get picked between the 5th -7th. A Todd McClure type of pick.

He could sit behind Mack for a year or two and learn.

@g-dawg and other Georgia fans what is your take on Lamont?

Yeah I like Galliard a lot as developmental player.  He was dominated by D’Ron Payne last year in Natty but he shows a lot of promise.   I would consider him in 4th round or later.

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Georgia football captain Lamont Gaillard becoming center of attention

Mike Griffith

INDIANAPOLIS — Georgia center Lamont Gaillard didn’t have to do much to call attention to himself at the NFL combine last weekend.

It’s hard to miss the 6-foot-3, 305-pounder when watching film of the Bulldogs the past few seasons.

Or, as it turns out, when watching him matched up with projected first-round NFL pick Quinnen Williams of Alabama.

Williams praised Gaillard and the Georgia offensive line at the combine when asked about the toughest offensive line he faced in 2018.

“Probably the Georgia offensive line,” Williams said. “But I faced a lot of good O-lines, like Clemson and Oklahoma.”

And, Williams told ESPN.com, Gaillard was the toughest offensive lineman he faced in his career.

 

“He gave no tendencies.”

Cole Cubelic, a former Auburn center and current SEC Network analyst, has had plenty to say about Gaillard throughout the past season.

“Lamont gets guys blocked and has a great feel for how to work with guys next to him,” Cubelic told AJC-DawgNation. “He plays with good leverage and is very quick laterally. He doesn’t have great power, but he understands how to get into position quickly.

“I think he’s a good prospect that will get drafted and make a team.”

Gaillard started the final 42 games of his career on the offensive line after converting from the defensive line, earning the trust and respect of his teammates.

“Lamont, he always had juice, on the sidelines and in the games,” Junior Riley Ridley said at the NFL combine when asked to identify Georgia’s team leader. “Regularly, he keeps guys alive with it.”

That’s probably why Gaillard was named one of four permanent captains in 2018, along with QB Jake Fromm, RB Elijah Holyfield and DL Jonathan Ledbetter.

Gaillard’s skills were recognized on the “49ers WebZone” site as well, as he was described as “A (Bill) Belichick, brains over brawn, type of player.”

The good news for whichever team drafts Gaillard, he’ll only get bigger and better.

“The SEC gets you prepared,” Gaillard said. “They put you in a style that you would run in the league.”

Gaillard declined to do any testing at the NFL combine, instead choosing to continue training and perform at UGA Pro Day on March 20 in Athens.

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Posted (edited)

I'm up for picking the best center available in each of these rounds because, SCREW EM!!

SAINTS 2019 DRAFT PICKS

Round 2, No. 62 overall
Round 5, No. 168 overall
Round 5, No. 177 overall, via the New York Jets
Round 6, No. 202 overall
Round 6, No. 231 overall, via the Cleveland Browns
Round 7, No. 244 overall

Edited by The O.D.B

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19 hours ago, The O.D.B said:

I'm up for picking the best center available in each of these rounds because, SCREW EM!!

SAINTS 2019 DRAFT PICKS

Round 2, No. 62 overall
Round 5, No. 168 overall
Round 5, No. 177 overall, via the New York Jets
Round 6, No. 202 overall
Round 6, No. 231 overall, via the Cleveland Browns
Round 7, No. 244 overall

They may or may not draft a center now that they signed Easton.

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CBS mocking this cat as a first round pick. Wouldn't be shocked, personally have always thought of him as way undervalued and underrated. He doesn't get the attention he should.

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