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Considering NFC West offensive lines

The folks at SiriusXM NFL Radio are putting together a rundown of rankings for each position group by division, and earlier this week they got to the offensive lines. The tweet above features rankings by Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan, who have a regular show on the radio.

The 49ers offensive line is a big question because of absences and turnover. Mike Iupati departed for Arizona in free agency, and Brandon Thomas is the guy most people want to see earn that job. Anthony Davis and Alex Boone are both working out on their own during the voluntary portion of the offseason workout program. All indications are that they will be on hand for the mandatory minicamp and training camp, but as with everything, we will wait until we actually see them in camp.

Like much of the 49ers this year, it is hard to slot them anywhere in particular in comparison to other teams. For the purposes of this, I think it is fair to keep them down just due to the inconclusive nature of the position group. The Rams are a group that has a lot of question marks as well, but Jeff Fisher thinks he finally has the guys he needs. We'll see if that gets him up beyond the perpetual mediocrity we have seen in St. Louis.

Here is a rundown of the tentative starting lineups for each offensive line. Plenty can change with some of the rookies involved. Thoughts on how the rankings above look?


LT: Joe Staley
LG: Brandon Thomas (with Andrew Tiller and Erik Pears getting some first team OG work as well)
C: Marcus Martin, Daniel Kilgore
RG: Alex Boone
RT: Anthony Davis

Cardinals (via RotB)

LT: Jared Veldheer
LG: Mike Iupati
C: Ted Larsen
RG: Jonathan Cooper
RT: Bobby Massie

Notable additions: Rookie OT D.J. Humphries, potential right tackle; C A.Q. Shipley, competing with Larsen

Rams (via TST)

LT: Greg Robinson
LG: Jamon Brown
C: Barrett Jones
RG: Rodger Saffold
RT: Rob Havenstein

Notable additions: Rookie OT Rob Havenstein, Rookie OG Jamon Brown

Seahawks (via FG)

LT: Russell Okung
LG: Alvin Bailey
C: Patrick Lewis
RG: J.R. Sweezy
RT: Justin Britt

Notable additions: Rookie OT Terry Poole, Rookie OG Mark Glowinski