Left Tackle: Joe Thomas
Left Guard: Eric Steinbach
Center: Alex Mack
Right Guard: Scott Kooistra
Right Tackle: Tony Pashos
Bench: Floyd "Pork Chop" Womack, Shawn Lauvao, and Eric Ghiaciuc
Notable Cuts: John St. Clair, Billy Yates, Pat Murray, Jason Capizzi
I don't have a good feel for any of the starters beyond Thomas, and Mack and I admit it.Thomas is an All-Pro at left tackle and will be for the next 10 years and Mack will be for the next 10 years at center. They are the anchors of an unusually tough line to decipher.
Steinbach was bashed by a lot of publications last year but still seems like the best bet at left guard
Pashos is a big, aggressive mauler who was a multi-million dollar free agent pick up who was hurt last year and hasn't found his stride yet in camp, but I predict he will and I think he will be the starting right tackle. Kooistra seems to have really caught the eye of Mangini and was a quality starter in Cincinnati for a number of years, so he may be the real dea at guard.
Pashos made the strange suggestion to the coaches that he try out at defensive end. St. Clair and Womack came down to versatility and I think Womack is a little more of a swingman. Rookie Shawn Lauvao is the future at guard.