Believe it or not, the Buffalo Bills will be wrapping up 2014 training camp this week. They have four practices left this week - one per day from Monday through Thursday - with their 2 p.m. ET session on Thursday their last before packing up and heading west to Orchard Park for the duration of the preseason.
They cut down to 75 players on August 26, and then down to 53 by 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 30. That means that in less than two weeks, they'll have to have answers in place for several remaining areas of their roster currently in question.
None of those may be as pressing as which players will be on the team's starting offensive line. Doug Marrone has been mixing and matching players at certain positions throughout the past month, looking for the best combination of five players in the trenches, and very little is set in stone at the moment. Which brings us to today's discussion question... who are the Bills' five best offensive linemen?
We're going to scratch two names off the list immediately, because everyone is going to list them anyway:
- Eric Wood: Locked in as the starting center.
- Cordy Glenn: Still has not returned to full-team activities following an undisclosed illness, but will be installed as the starting left tackle as soon as that happens. (Hopefully, it happens soon.)
Your task, then, is to pick the next three best linemen on the team, and slot them into the left guard, right guard, and right tackle spots. That isn't an especially easy thing to do, especially if you end up with three or four tackles-by-trade in your top five, but it serves its purpose in outlining just how much the Bills have yet to figure out up front.
I'm looking forward to this conversation, and will add in my own opinions in the comments section later today as time permits. Once more, we're looking for a list of the three best Bills offensive linemen not named Glenn or Wood, and where you think they should be starting on the offensive line.
What's the over/under for the number of different line combinations we'll see in this comments section?