Any Experts on OL Composition / For the Future

Ok, so I've got to have something to worry about, or at least to analyze whether we have enough to sustain future success. Jonah Jackson, Hal Vaitai, Logan Stenberg, and Graham Glasgow all have just one year contracts! It makes sense, with Vaitai and Graham since both have had serious injuries and just where or how they will perform in 2023 will determine just what the future holds. Stenberg just hasn't proven his worth to me, and whether he makes the club this year is to be determined. Jackson's contract probably or hopefully will be up for review this summer, since he's just 26 and entering the prime of his career.

Matt Nelson has been a long term project and has at times been a key 6th man on the OL, but he's also been disappointing at times. His tenure probably is up for review this year too. If Obinna Eze has developed or rookie undrafted free agents Connor Galvin and, or Ryan Swoboda excel, Nelson might have a hard time retaining his position as the team's top back-up OT. Veteran and former 1st round draft pick German Ifedi was also signed to challenge for the position. Max Pircher and Darrin Paulo are also on the roster and could push to stake a claim at OT.

The offensive guard position seems a bit thinner but rookie Colby Sorsdal appears to be a strong addition and could supplant Steinberg. Kayode Awosika returns to compete for a spot too.

It's been quite some time since I remember the Lions having four centers on their roster. Frank Ragnow's toe injury is obviously a big concern. Ross Pierschbacher has been given a lot of play ahead of Graham Glasgow who has been used primarily at right guard behind Hal Vaitai. In addition to Pierschbacher and Glasgow, rookie undrafted free agent Brad Cecil is also on the roster. Hopefully, the practice squad can carry the best of the group for an emergency fill-in.

This seems like a larger and better group to me than last year even though Evan Brown was a very solid starter and I liked the spirit Dan Skipper had when he stepped in. I appreciated the service undrafted rookie Tommy Kraemer gave us over the past couple of years too, before having a career ending injury.

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