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2010 NFL Preview: Cleveland Browns

LBT Intern Bryan Korecz previews a different position group each week for your 2010 Brownies. This week: offensive line

The offensive line is probably the most solid unit on the Browns this season. The line is pretty much set from left tackle over to center, baring any injury.

Joe Thomas is already being considered a hall of fame quality tackle by some and is expected to have another Pro Bowl season. Eric Steinbach is the starter at left guard and with him and Thomas they are expected to lock down the left side of the line.

Alex Mack stepped in early last season and became a solid rookie starter for Head Coach Eric Mangini at center . Mangini used a First Round pick on him and as long as he is the coach expect Mack to start.

Although the right side is not set in stone, it is expected to be solid nonetheless. Tony Pashos was brought in to start and it looks like he will at right tackle. He started all 16 games for Jacksonville in 2008  and will be able to handle a full season as the starter.

The biggest concern on the line is at right guard where Floyd “Porkchop” Womack is the heir apparent starter at right guard. His competition includes rookie Shawn Lauvao who should compete for playing time on the right side of the o-line.

With the left side of the line being the strong point expect a lot of runs that way by both Jerome Harrison and rookie Montario Hardesty this season.

Stay tuned next week for defensive line


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