Hodges was projected to start at right tackle, but he was reportedly done in by grades. Eric Nahlin at Inside Texas alluded this news coming a couple of days ago. That leaves a battle between Tristan Nickelson and Denzel Okafor for the starting gig. Nickelson has intriguing size and frame and is a hard worker, but has shown some difficulty with his feet and getting a push at the point of attack. Okafor is just really raw and still learning the trade. He has great feet and arms long enough to allow him to play outside, despite a 6-3 frame.