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While most of the hype has been focused on whether or not the Redskins could outfit RG3 with the best possible skill players to help him burn up the field, the real focus is what the Redskins have been able to do on the offensive line.
Kory Lichtensteiger was a huge loss last year after he suffered an ACL tear against the Eagles in Week 6.
He's been going through OTAs with the team and, visibly at least, doesn't seem to be too hampered by the injury. He's easily the most experienced option the Redskins have at left guard, but re-injury is a constant concern and a aggravation of the MCL tear would put the Redskins in a huge hole.
Thus, the guys currently behind Lichtensteiger need to prepare as if they will be starting in Week 1.
Maurice Hurt is the only other guard listed on the roster with any kind of game experience. After Lichtensteiger went down last year, Hurt emerged from God's nowhere to start eight games. He might have held his own last year, but the Redskins only won five games; so in effect, his sample size is a little muddled.
Still, experience is experience and SEC linemen products have certainly served the Redskins well in the past.
Adam Gettis and Josh LeRibeus are the two really interesting prospects looming large in the picture. Both are rookies out of Iowa and SMU, respectively and both have experience playing center. They're both versatile, smart, athletic guards who could feasibly make a push to challenge for some early time, especially if Lichtensteiger can't stay healthy.
This position battle will last because the Redskins simply can't afford any more shuffling on the offensive line.
There is some good, young talent at the guard position and a lot is riding on Kory Lichtensteiger to remain durable; don't expect the Redskins to hedge their bets, either. If Lichtensteiger isn't where they want him to be, don't be overly shocked to see possibly LeRibeus or Gettis starting come Week 1.
This will probably not be the most exciting position battle to watch (such is the nature of offensive line play), but it will be critical to the Redskins' ability to keep RG3 upright rather than face-down and writing in 2012.