Seattle Seahawks: In The Center of It All Who Gets The Nod?

Lars HansonAnalyst IMay 27, 2009

RENTON, WA - MAY 2:  Max Unger #60 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on during minicamp at the Seahawks training facility on May 2, 2009 in Renton, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

One of the biggest position battles that will take place over the course of the eight remaining mini camps (seven OTA'a and the big one in July) will be the battle for the starting center job.

We all know that Walter Jones is the starting LT. We all know Sean Locklear is going to be the starting RT and by all accounts it looks like Rob Sims will be the starting RG. That leaves LG and C.

Mike Wahle, who was signed last offseason is in an interesting position. Coming off shoulder surgery he's not a sure lock to be the starting LG.

The Seahawks drafted G/C Max Unger in the second round of the 2009 draft.

This is where it gets interesting. Spencer and Unger have a 50-50 shot at winning the starting center job, mainly because Spencer was gone last season and Unger is new.

So there are two scenarios:

1) If Unger wins the job, Spencer would most likely be a backup or traded considering it's his contract year they won't keep him. That would leave Wahle as the starting LG.

2) If for some reason Spencer wins the starting center job, Unger could easily beat out Wahle for the starting LG job. However, Wahle would stay around to teach Unger the ropes.

So this is one main position battle to watch. It will definetly be competitive.