Austin King is the top guard. He played more G this summer than C, working most of the early preseason games at #3 RG behind Herndon and Forney. He'll be the top option if McClure, Lehr, or Forney go down.
As for MLB, I'm content with Reese in the middle. He's a better fit there than Brooking ever was. Brooking is bad at hte point of attack, and you need a player that is good at the POA to be an effective middle man, that's why Brooking struggled so in the 3-4.
Reese is a great utility backup, which is one of the things that attracted the Falcons to him. He'd be fine playing the middle for 3 or 4 games. But the great thing about our LB corps is that Brooking has experince playing both WLB and MLB, Reese has experience playing all 3, and Demorrio has experience at both outside spots, and I believe that he could be just as effective as Brooking in the middle. We have versatility there, and the ability to shuffle people around to make it the best fit. Hartwell is the oddball in that he can only play one position.
I'd only start to get nervous if both Hartwell and Brooking could not play ina game, that would mean our lineup would look like this: SLB WIlliams, MLB Reese, WLB Boley.
"Vincere scis, Hannibal, victoria uti nescis" -- Maharbal, 216 B.C.E.