Let us presume that we are not willing to pay what Mankins wants for an extension and that he plays for us as an RFA in 2010. This is no sure thing. He expected to be a free agent this year, and could hold out. Let us also presume that Neal is retiring. He shouldn't be counted on to play a full season in any case. ============================= So we need TWO starting guards. At least one must be ready to start in 2010. ============================== OPTION 1 Draft one OG and expect him to compete with Kaczur and Ohrnberger and Connolly for the starting position, and then draft another OG in 2011 and expect him to start a LG. OPTION 2 Draft two top OG's now, increasing the probability of finding an immediate starter. OPTION 3 Go to the free agent market for an OG.