We continue our position-by-position breakdown on the New Mexico State Aggies with the offensive line.
So far we have reviewed the team's quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers.
If this unit can remain healthy — something it couldn’t do last year — it should be OK.
It starts inside, where Sioeli Fakalata appears fully recovered from a broken leg that sidelined him for the entire 2010 season.
Fakalata is listed as the Aggies starting center this year after lining up at guard the past two seasons. At his best the 6-foot-3, 340 pound Fakalata is the Aggies top lineman, a hard worker and agile power blocker in the running game.
Next to Fakalata inside will be junior Maveu Heimuli and junior college transfer Andrew Kersten.
El Paso native Davonte Wallace was an above-average freshman last year and will return as the starting left tackle.
Right tackle Aundre McGaskey is a serviceable player entering his senior season.
The Aggies top backup is center Mike Grady, a starter the past three years.
True freshman Valerian Ume-Ezeoke lined up at center during August practices and flashed ability.