AMES, Iowa - Paul Rhoads thinks the offensive line has the potential to be his team's biggest strength in 2011. Three veterans with starting experience return. Kelechi Osemele, a second-team all-Big 12 selection as a sophomore, earned honorable mention honors last season. Osemele, who seems ticketed for an NFL camp after the coming campaign, has started 30 straight games and his intensity on the field is well-documented. Carter Bykowski is a former tight end with the size and athleticism to see extended playing time.

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