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Poll Results: Who Should Start At Right Guard?


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With more than 12,000 votes tallied together, fans made their voice heard on and 73 percent selected rookie Arie Kouandjio as the player they thought would start at right guard this season.

It's not completely surprising considering his pedigree, but Spencer Long only earned 22 percent of the vote, a gap that seems too large considering Long's experience in the league and veteran Chris Chester's recent departure.

Of course, it's still early, and training camp will eventually help coaches decide, and give fans a clearer picture, on the roster.

"[Long's] a big man. He's tough and he's smart. I think he missed a lot of the season at the University of Nebraska his senior year. Coming back last year it was important for him to slowly get into it," head coach Jay Gruden said. "I think having a year under his belt, knowing the system, I think the confidence coming into Year 2, we feel good about his progress. We feel good about [Arie] Kouandjio playing at the University of Alabama, doing some really good things, obviously (Shawn) Lauvao's doing some good things at left guard. We feel good about the guard spot; it's just a matter of making sure these young guys continue to develop, and Coach [Bill] Callahan is the best at doing that."

So, take the poll for what it's worth. Thanks for voting!




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