A key part of Georgia’s ground-game success, the past two seasons especially, has been a stout blocking effort up front.
One of the pieces from that group, Lamont Gaillard, will now to looked upon to do the same in the trenches for the Arizona Cardinals and helped protect overall No. 1 draft pick Kyler Murray.
Gaillard joins an impressive list of recent Georgia starting centers in the NFL - David Andrews and Ben Jones.
Gaillard was drafted by the Cardinals with the 179th overall selection, the next step in a remarkable development of ability for a player that came to Athens originally as an defensive lineman.
Gaillard has been a mainstay in Athens, starting 42 games on an offensive line of which it’s common for players to move positions with Sam Pittman interchanging multiple linemen for the best combos. That was true for Gaillard, who moved to center for his final two seasons and thrived there, earning All-SEC honors as a senior.