Bluntly, the question of whether Ben Garland or Wes Schweitzer starts at right guard matters far less than how they actually play. In the first preseason game, Garland did well in his limited time with the first team, and Schweitzer fared pretty well once he got into the game, as well.
It still matters a little, however, because of the quality of competition. You can’t put both players in with the first team at the same time, so the smart move is probably to give both a shot in the first two games and then try to split their reps a bit in that all-important third contest.
It’s not yet clear that’ll happen, however.
Falcons training camp Day 12— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) August 13, 2017
On Guard: It was Wes Schweitzer turn up first at right guard at practice followed... https://t.co/HG8Jc4mcIe
As McClure notes, Quinn says he’s simply not at the point where the team is planning for the next game yet, which means we’re not going to get a decision until late in the week. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I am hopeful that Schweitzer will get a chance to start after he turned in a solid performance against a tough Dolphins defensive line. Getting the right man at right guard still matters a great deal.