A lot remains to be seen and some of you may change your mind by the end of preseason, but for now, rookie Justin Britt is the clear winner among voters to earn the starting job at right tackle for the Seahawks.
The Sound-Off Saturday vote over the weekend was an either-or choice: Pick your starter at right tackle this season in the battle between second-year player Michael Bowie and Britt, a Missouri rookie.
The second-round draft pick received 68 percent of the votes, more than double the votes Bowie received on ESPN.com, Twitter and Facebook.
Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable said last week that "it's on" in the competition between the two young offensive linemen to determine which man starts this season as the replacement for Breno Giacomini, who signed with the New York Jets as a free agent.
Many voters said they thought either player would be an upgrade for Giacomini, but he played well in the second half of last season after returning from a knee injury. Bowie started eight games as a rookie while Giacomini was out. Bowie struggled at times, but improved as his playing time increased.
Britt was a three-year starter at Missouri, playing both tackle positions, and All-SEC last season. He also was an undefeated high school wrestler. But starting on the offensive line as a rookie in the rugged NFL West division can be a difficult task, as Bowie learned a year ago.
A few voters who picked Britt also said Bowie should start a left guard instead of James Carpenter, but Cable said last week that both guard spots are set with Carpenter and J.R. Sweezy. Carpenter is in the best shape of his career, having lost 15 pounds in the offseason.