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Starters: Anthony Collins (LT), Draft Pick (LG), Evan Dietrich-Smith (C), Jamon Meredith (RG), Demar Dotson (RT)
The most disappointing unit on the entire team last year, the Bucs struggled both to protect the passer and generate consistent production in the running game. This led to quite a few changes in the offseason.
Free-agent acquisition Evan Dietrich-Smith will replace the departed Jeremy Zuttah, while Anthony Collins was brought in to take Donald Penn's spot at left tackle. Demar Dotson, easily the brightest spot on the unit in 2013, returns at right tackle.
Guard is where things get interesting. Carl Nicks expects to be back for training camp, Oniel Cousins was brought in from Cleveland and Jamon Meredith was re-signed. Meredith was solid last season, but Cousins should be expected to provide depth rather than being counted on to start.
The Bucs should use one of their first three picks on a guard such as UCLA's Xavier Su'a-Filo, North Dakota State's Billy Turner or Mississippi State's Gabe Jackson. Should Nicks not be ready to go when the season begins, I expect a rookie to be starting in his place.