There is no way to spin that we have depth there IMO.
nobody really has experienced backups on the o-line in college. Fanaika, Pocic, Edinberg, Austin, Washington, Dodd, Boutte, and not to forget Malone, were all highly touted, bring size and great potential to the o-line. I have no reason to believe that any one of those guys wouldn't have a solid career at LSU and in any other year, if not this year, would be pushing hard for a starting spot. You don't think Fanaika or Pocic could easily be starters? Also if Washington wouldn't have had the injuries could easily have been a starter by now. Dodd and/or Boutte could be this years Vadel Alexander if we didn't already have a Vadel Alexander. Austin is solid. Malone is raw but is going to be a bulldog. I wouldn't sweat any of those guys starting and believe that all of them could be starters for some SEC schools right now.