Patriots: Predicting New England’s starting offense entering training camp

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Offensive Line: Isaiah Wynn, Joe Thuney, David Andrews, Shaq Mason, Markus Cannon

Barring injury or an incredible offseason from Yodny Cajuste, this will be the Patriots’ starting offensive line. Rightfully so, because New England fielded one of the NFL’s better lines last season, expect this unit to be the heart and soul of the team once again.

Isaiah Wynn had a very productive year at left tackle after missing his rookie season with an injury. Meanwhile Markus Cannon is a veteran right tackle who should have another quality season. As good as the two Tackles are for New England, the interior of the offensive line is among the leagues best. Joe Thuney is a very good, Pro-Bowl caliber guard who can do whatever is asked of him. Shaq Mason is a veteran guard who has size, strength, and agility. They will both be key in making sure this offense is running at it’s peak performance.

At center is David Andrews who returns after blood clots in his lungs put a stop to any hope of playing last season. If he is fully healthy, Andrews is one of the NFL’s best centers. However, an issue this serious can’t be taken lightly and if it arrises once more it could be the end of Andrews playing career. Overall, New England has a very solid mix of young players and veterans. The Patriots have a lot of potential and could be a force in the NFL once again.