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So we essentially have to hope for 

one of Rosengarten/Faalele/Josh Jones/Patrick Mekari being a solid RT

two of Vorhees/Cleveland/Mo Sala/Mekari/Josh Jones being solid Gs

I think the first is pretty likely. I think the second is a bit more iffy, but it’s not like the cupboard is exactly bare. 

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Feel pretty solid about our offensive line. At worst mekari is starting at right tackle which is an at least above average starter. Guards: Cleveland was solid at RG last year. Voorhees was an expected 2nd round pick so I’d expect him to be at least average.

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I’m honestly not that concerned about the OL outside of durability concerns.

Stanley is as healthy as he’s been in years, just made it through an entire season, and is now in a contract year and that should motivate him to have his best season since 2019.

LG will be a competition, mainly IMO between Vorhees and Saala. I expect Vorhees to win handedly considering his pedigree and what he accomplished at the collegiate level. With his strength, when he locks onto a defender, he has them in his grips.

Hopefully the backup center gets the job done, though worst case Mekari has shown he can give above average play up and down the OL.

At LG, you’d expect Ben Cleveland to win the job, he looked solid last season and I think that opened the door to letting Zeitler go, however if we bring in another OL veteran, this would be a spot where I think some guys could compete for a role.

At RT I expect Mekari to win the job, at least to start the season, Rosengarten should be the new swing tackle, however Mekari has been known to suffer durability issues as well, so at some point before the year is up we could see Big Rose get some starts, take over the position, and then never look back.

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3 hours ago, Ray Reed said:

So we essentially have to hope for 

one of Rosengarten/Faalele/Josh Jones/Patrick Mekari being a solid RT

two of Vorhees/Cleveland/Mo Sala/Mekari/Josh Jones being solid Gs

I think the first is pretty likely. I think the second is a bit more iffy, but it’s not like the cupboard is exactly bare. 

I really only view it as a full on "new" starter at LG and possibly RT. Ben Cleveland played RG last year at a plus level and has more experience in Monken's system than anyone(Georgia + NFL). 

Since 2017 our starters at LG have been James Hurst-Bradley Bozeman-Ben Powers-John Simpson....... none of them were considered anything but average or below average and in each case we made it work or the player surprised. I'd prefer to have a monster like KO back in that spot, but it is what it is. I see Mekari or Voorhees taking the role and a rotation is possible. 

If Mekari starts at either spot Josh Jones becomes the new swing tackle.

Important to remember that Harbaugh doesn't like playing Rookies, especially on OL. Hurst started over OBJ early on in his 1st season. So no one should assume Rosengarten just walks into RT1.  Big chance we get a rotation at both LG and RT, at least to start the season.

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15 hours ago, Ray Reed said:

So we essentially have to hope for 

one of Rosengarten/Faalele/Josh Jones/Patrick Mekari being a solid RT

two of Vorhees/Cleveland/Mo Sala/Mekari/Josh Jones being solid Gs

I think the first is pretty likely. I think the second is a bit more iffy, but it’s not like the cupboard is exactly bare. 

With the condition that if Mekari is the top RT he is out of the running for G.

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11 hours ago, diamondbull424 said:

I’m honestly not that concerned about the OL outside of durability concerns.

Stanley is as healthy as he’s been in years, just made it through an entire season, and is now in a contract year and that should motivate him to have his best season since 2019.

Keep in mind the reason he's "healthy" is because of the depth we had at OT which allowed us to play him 50% of snaps (at best) per game. We can't do that this year most likely.

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2 hours ago, AFlaccoSeagulls said:

Keep in mind the reason he's "healthy" is because of the depth we had at OT which allowed us to play him 50% of snaps (at best) per game. We can't do that this year most likely.

well i guess thats what Josh Jones was signed for, basically. To me he's a pure LT with very little promise at G

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