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Trent Williams and the O-line excel in the running game.
Starters: Trent Williams, Kory Lichtensteiger, Will Montgomery, Chris Chester, Tyler Polumbus
Ignoring the position in the draft indicates Shanahan is happy with his offensive line, particularly his starters. The group has improved and shows signs of dominance in the running game.
That dominance is led by left tackle Trent Williams and left guard Kory Lichtensteiger. The entire line benefits from the steady, savvy play of center Will Montgomery.
Right tackle is always a question mark. However, Tyler Polumbus didn't disgrace himself or the team in 2012 and knows the zone scheme well.
Performance in pass protection will define this group in 2013. However, last year's starters look solid enough heading into the new season.
Key Depth: Adam Gettis, Maurice Hurt, Josh LeRibeus, Jeremy Trueblood, Xavier Nixon
Depth remains very much a work in progress. It's significant the Redskins brought in veteran castoff Jeremy Trueblood and moved quickly to sign rookie free agent Xavier Nixon. (per DC Pro Sports Report)
Trueblood and Nixon will compete to win roles as the primary backup tackles. Nixon was a starting left tackle in the SEC and has good zone-blocking skills.
Inside, Maurice Hurt is a capable reserve guard, and Josh LeRibeus can fill in at any of the three interior positions.
On the Fringe: Tony Pashos, Tom Compton, Pat Boyle
Pashos was out of football in 2012, and the 32-year-old may have a tough time surviving at a young position group. However, the veteran does have experience starting at both tackle spots in the NFL.
Compton was on the practice squad last season after being drafted in 2012. He and untested youngster Boyle will face a tough task making the full roster.