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Sunday open thread: Which Detroit Lions player should start at right guard?

Who do you want to win out the right guard position battle?

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In terms of starting jobs, the Detroit Lions don’t have a ton up for grabs this season. General manager Bob Quinn has done a formidable job this offseason making sure that every position has a clear and—at the very least—adequate starter.

One of the few exceptions to that is the situation at right guard. After making the difficult decision to cut Pro Bowl guard T.J. Lang, Quinn hasn’t made a definitive move to find a starter there. Oday Aboushi, mostly a backup for his entire career, may be considered the favorite. Kenny Wiggins, last year’s backup, has a pretty good shot at the job as well.

There are a few underdogs in competition for the position, as well. Last year’s fifth-round pick Tyrell Crosby could potentially make the move inside, and undrafted rookie Beau Benzschawel likely signed with the Lions simply for the opportunity to compete for that job.

So today’s Question of the Day is:

Which Lions player should start at right guard in 2019?

My answer: If I had to pick right now, I’d probably choose Aboushi and simply for one reason: He has experience with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. Bevell must have liked something he saw in their one year of overlap in Seattle otherwise there’d be little reason to bring Aboushi in.

That being said, it would be ideal if someone like Benzschawel impressed so much during minicamp and training camp that he won over the job, but I’m not exactly banking on that from an undrafted rookie.

Your turn.


Who should start at right guard in 2019?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Kenny Wiggins
    (166 votes)
  • 18%
    Oday Aboushi
    (252 votes)
  • 23%
    Tyrell Crosby
    (319 votes)
  • 36%
    Beau Benzschawel
    (481 votes)
  • 8%
    (113 votes)
1331 votes total Vote Now

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