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Breaking Down the Pats OL

Nate Solder (Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

Nate Solder
(Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

I have broken down all the other positions on the Patriots and now finally I have reached the OL.

The Patriots offensive linemen are Chris Baker, Marcus Cannon, Braxston Cave, Dan Connolly, Ryan Wendell, Cameron Fleming, Jon Halapio, Josh Kline, Logan Mankins, Chris Martin, Nate Solder, Bryan Stork, Sebastian Vollmer, and Jordan Devey.

I’ve already broken it down some earlier today when I talked about the two rookies, Jon Halapio and Bryan Stork having a real shot to start. 

They both do considering they will compete against Ryan Wendell and Dan Connolly. The two weak links for the Pats last season.

The Pats need change on the offensive line after Brady took 40 sacks, the most since 2001. I personally think the Pats are looking to Halapio and Stork to take over the starting role on the line this season.

Jon Halapio is a tough, gritty, and rough player, who plays like Logan Mankins. He’s a great blocker for the run and pass. He’s good enough right now to succeed Connolly. This will be a great battle to watching throughout camp.

Bryan Stork is a great player and should beat out Ryan Wendell. This is another battle to watch this season.

Logan Mankins did not have his best year last year. He isn’t horrible, but not in his best form. We will see what happens this year and the Pats plan for him.

Nate Solder is the best offensive lineman for the Pats and I expect him to continue to be. No need to worry there.

Sebastian Vollmer is a great lineman too. It hurt the Pats when he went down with a broken leg early last year. Vollmer should be healthy and ready to get back to form.

The rest will battle it out to be depth, or maybe push to start.


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