However, Studrawa said he would rather teach Myers the finer points of pass protection than work with a player who came out of a pass-oriented system without as much experience grinding on opponents in the run game.
“There’s that old saying — if they bite (early) and they come off the ball and know how to run block and they’re physical, I can teach ‘em the other things,” Studwara said.
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The coach did not rule out Myers or fellow freshman guard Wyatt Davis from winning a starting spot, but the first three players he mentioned as candidates to replace Billy Price (who moved to center) were Malcolm Pridgeon, Demetrius Knox and Matthew Burrell.
Brandon Bowen is also having a strong enough preseason for the coaches to consider moving him from tackle to guard.
Price, a fifth-year senior, four-year starter and one of the team’s most respected spokesmen, said Myers is fitting in well.
“He’s going with the (second team) right now,” Price said. “I think he’s a really good freshman. He’s really strong. He’s got some maturing to do. He’s a freshman.”
Left tackle Jamarco Jones is among those impressed by Myers’ strength as well.
“Once he learns the offense and gets going, he’s going to be really good,” Jones said.