These aren't your father's left tackles

There's a new breed of left tackle coming in. Guys like Joe Thomas and Levi Brown may be smaller than the old guard, but they have the potential to be just as good, writes John Clayton.

Originally Published: April 20, 2007
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

An era is coming to an end.

Maybe the beginning of the end was last year when Kansas City's Willie Roaf retired. This year, Jonathan Ogden is talking retirement after an 11-year career that might put his bust in the Hall of Fame. Though Baltimore coach Brian Billick and general manager Ozzie Newsome believe Ogden will play at least one more season, they won't know for sure until maybe after the draft.

But there's more. At some point, Walter Jones, who's 33, will retire in Seattle. ...

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