Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
|Pos. ||No. ||Starter ||No. ||Second
|LT ||76 ||Branden Albert ||60 ||Steven Baker
|LG ||74 ||Geoff Schwartz ||71 ||Jeff Allen
|C ||61 ||Rodney Hudson ||52 ||Eric Kush
|RG ||73 ||Jon Asamoah || ||
|RT ||72 ||Eric Fisher ||79 ||Donald Stephenson
Last season's beaten, battered and bruised offensive line shouldn't serve as a reference for the 2013 unit.
Branden Albert's back issues limited him to 11 starts. Despite that, the bookend's pedestrian run support was overshadowed by impenetrable pass-blocking. In 722 snaps last year, only one edge-rusher recorded a sack on Albert's watch.
Geoff Schwartz should prove to be a significant upgrade over Jeff Allen—who needs to improve his upper-body strength and refine his technique—at left guard.
A dominant Rodney Hudson has successfully rebounded from 2012's broken leg. While he only played 185 snaps, Hudson held opponents to one quarterback hurry and zero sacks.
Eric Winston's subpar pass protection has been supplanted by No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher.
Although Donald Stephenson isn't prepared to anchor an edge yet, the former third-rounder will see his share of playing time while rotating at tackle and/or guard.
Playing all three positions in college, Eric Kush adds a degree of versatility up front. But if his fumbling issues continue to tab him as a liability, John Dorsey could recruit additional competition.
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