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Patriots Offensive Trench Battle Summer Of 2022

Big questions lie ahead for the 2022 Offensive line for the Patriots this summer. Who is reliable enough to fill the trench? Who will protect Quarterback Mac Jones’ blindside? Will first-round draft pick Cole Strange start this year, or will it be a redshirt year?

Who will replace departed linemen Ted Karras and Shaq Mason’s spots on the team? Will the other offensive linemen drafted make the team? Finally, who will be the most involved in coaching the line this year?

David Andrews

Highly Effective Patriots Offensive Center David Andrews Will lead the Offensive Line in 2022. Two-time Superbowl center, Captain David Andrews. Andrews is going into his 7th professional season in the NFL, all with the Patriots, as a UDFA in 2015 out of Georgia College.

Lets check in with Andrews at his press conference after the Patriots minicamp session this week.

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In 2022 Andrews looks to continue to build his resume. His report with QB Mac Jones has been excellent, which has helped with Jones’ development in his second year with the team. Behind Andrews on the depth chart will be a battle to back him up as veteran James Ferentz returns, and rookie UDFA Kody Russey will also fight for the spot.

Ferentz is going into his fourth year with the Patriots after entering the league in 2015 with the Denver Broncos. Kody Russey signed after not being drafted in this year’s draft. He comes from Houston, where he won all-conference honors.

Cole Stange Looks To Protect Quarterback Mac Jones

Many thought the Patriots reached when they selected Offensive linemen Cole Strange from Tennessee Chattanooga College with their first-round pick this year. However, he showed he could play with players already in the NFL, like Javon Kinlaw, when he was at South Carolina in college.

Therefore, they expect him to start the season at left guard. At right guard will be offensive lineman Mike Onwenu, who is entering his 3rd year in the NFL and a solid player on the Patriots. Will Sherman, Drew Desjarlais, and an exciting rookie Chasen Hines are the players who will challenge for the backup spots on the line.

The rookie is Chasen Hines from LSU, who was drafted in the sixth round of this year’s draft and has been compared to Shaq Mason the Patriots traded to Tampa Bay this offseason.

Biggest Trench Question Mac Jones’s Blindside?

Looks like there is a shakeup at the Patriots minicamp and that is right tackle could be lineman Isaiah Wynn. Having said that it may mean the Patriots left tackle will be lineman Trent Brown.

Now both Wynn and Brown have been hit with injuries in the past which caused them to miss time so that could leave the line in constant shuffling to find consistently. This is the latest report from the Patriots’ minicamp.

Since entering the NFL in 2018, New England Patriots offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn has played almost exclusively on the left side of the line. During this week’s mandatory minicamp, however, Wynn could be seen shifting across to right tackle while Trent Brown manned his customary spot on the left in front of quarterback Mac Jones. JAKE LEVIN NBC Sports Boston

Battling for spots on the roster are veteran left tackles Justin Herron, and Yodny Cajuste.

Also combating on the right side at tackle are veterans Yasir Durant, and Arlington Hambright, another lineman is this year’s seventh-round draft pick from Michigan Andrew Stueber who started 20 games for the Wolverines.

In closing

The Patriots should have a cut above the rest of the NFL with a strong powerful line led by Tackles Isaiah Wynn, Trent Brown, Guards Mike Onwenu, Rookie Cole Strange, and Captain David Andrews to protect the Patriot’s franchise Quarterback Mac Jones.

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