Am I the only one that thinks our 2010 starting RT may already be on the roster? No, not Bell, Meredith, or Scott.
Am I the only one that thinks our 2010 starting RT may already be on the roster? No, not Bell, Meredith, or Scott. I believe it might be Andy Levitre. He was arguably our best offensive lineman last year. He played OT in college and the rumor when he got drafted was that he was athletic enough to be a RT in the NFL. Some even thought he might be our LT when we released Langston Walker prior to the start of last season. And think about it... it's a lot easier to find a starting guard/impact interior lineman later in the draft than it is to find a starting tackle. I think there are countless examples of teams plugging in a 4th or 5th round pick at guard as a rookie with good results.
Perhaps our lineup looks like this:
LT - Rookie (Bulaga or A Davis)
LG - Rookie (A big run blocking 4th/5th Round pick)
C - Hanger
RG - Incognito
RT - Levitre
In addition, if Wood is completely healthy he could slide in at starting LG, C, or RG which would give us even more depth. Also, we should sign a veteran FA to be a backup right tackle (Pashos, Hicks etc...) and have Bell slotted as the backup LT. Suddenly our Oline isn't a HUGE glaring weakness anymore. Best of all, it frees up our early draft picks to select other need areas (NT, OLB, QB etc...)
What do you all think?