Starting Guards: Shane Lemieux | Oregon / Kevin Dotson | Louisiana
Backup: Ben Bredeson | Michigan
Shane Lemieux entered the Oregon Ducks’ starting lineup as a freshman left guard in 2016 and never looked back. He started in every game the rest of the way, ending his career with 52 starts on the left side of the line and being named a Second-Team All-American his senior season.
While not on this list, Tennessee Titans fans should take note that Lemieux’s college teammate Dallas Warmack started every game for the Oregon Ducks since transferring there before the 2018 season.
Not only is Warmack the brother of former Titans first round draft pick Chance Warmack, but he is also someone that the Titans have done quite a bit of work on. Warmack plays on the right side of the line and could be someone to watch given the instability at RG for the Titans and the potential to land him as an UDFA or 7th round pick.
Back to this list, Louisiana’s Kevin Dotson took a similar path as Lemieux, redshirting his freshman season to become an established starter at guard, this time on the right side of the line. He has 52 starts to his name, and a First-Team All-American nod to go along with three All-Conference teams.
Ben Bredeson out of Michigan is listed as the backup but might be more pro-ready than either Lemieux or Dotson. After making eight starting appearances as a freshman, Bredeson became Michigan’s full-time left guard. Ending his career with 46 starts for the Wolverines.