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(5): Max Unger, James Carpenter, J.R. Sweezy, John Moffitt, Rishaw Johnson
Analysis: While the offensive tackles are simple enough to figure out, the guards and centers pose the most muddled group of players and will be the hardest for the Seahawks to figure out.
Max Unger is a lock at center, and the team is hoping that James Carpenter can stay healthy and be one of the starting guards throughout the year. After those two, it gets difficult, particularly since many of the remaining players were on the roster last year.
J.R. Sweezy showed enough promise last year that he will make the team. John Moffitt is solid when healthy, so he will make it. That leaves one spot between Lemuel Jeanpierre, Rishaw Johnson, Paul McQuistan, Ryan Seymour, Jared Smith and possibly Alvin Bailey
Smith is transitioning to guard, so he's a practice squad guy. Moffitt can play center if needed, so I see Jeanpierre as a perhaps surprising cut, since he's more of a center and less of a guard. Bailey shows versatility—and he could be a surprise late in training camp—but right now there is not room for him.
That last spot will come down to Johnson, Seymour and McQuistan. If either Johnson or Seymour look great in training camp, then McQuistan will be a camp cut to save money, since he's set to make over $3 million this year.
I'm going to go out on a limb and put Johnson in the final spot, since he has the motor and ability, and Seahawks management seems to be high on him, even if Seymour would fit well in Seattle.
Of all the positions, I have the least amount of confidence in this one, since training camp could completely turn those last three spots around, especially since the starters at guard are still up in the air.