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NFL offensive line rankings: All 32 teams' units entering 2019

By PFF Analysis Team
Jul 9, 2019

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At PFF, we’ve put out our NFL preseason offensive line rankings for a handful of years now and they are never controversial and everyone always nods in agreement while reading. Well, things aren’t changing anytime soon, as we’ve once again come to the time where we use a combination of grades, college evaluations and age projections to come to the following starting-five rankings.

This time last year, the Philadelphia Eagles earned the top spot heading into the preseason, but can they retain the crown for what would be the third straight year? Or will an emerging unit swoop in to take first place?

Without further ado, here are the definitive offensive line rankings for the 2019 season.

[Editor’s Note: All of PFF’s advanced stats and grades for offensive linemen are made available to ELITE subscribers in Premium Stats 2.0.]

32. Miami Dolphins

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Laremy Tunsil
Left Guard: Michael Deiter
Center: Daniel Kilgore
Right Guard: Jesse Davis
Right Tackle: Jordan Mills

The offensive guard curse lives on in Miami. Just one year after a 2017 season that saw the team’s guards combine to give up 69 total pressures, the side lost Josh Sitton to injury, and Jesse Davis, Ted Larsen, and Travis Swanson combined to allow 98 pressures on the interior in 2018. Wisconsin product Michael Deiter will come in and try and steady the ship as a rookie having finished the 2018 college season ranked third in overall grade (82.2) and third in run-blocking grade (82.8) among guards with at least 400 offensive snaps played. Former Bills right tackle Jordan Mills is set to take over the right guard position vacated by Ja’Wuan James, but Mills’ three-year grade at right tackle (60.1) pales in comparison to James’ (75.4).

31. Houston Texans

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Julie’n Davenport
Left Guard: Senio Kelemete
Center: Nick Martin
Right Guard: Zach Fulton
Right Tackle: Tytus Howard

All things considered, the Houston Texans offensive line didn’t get much better on paper this offseason. Moves were made — including taking Howard (78.9) and Max Scharping (82.4) in the first two rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft and signing veteran Matt Kalil, who missed all of 2018 with an injury — but until those players live up to expectations, the Texans remain the bottom of the barrel.

30. Arizona Cardinals

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: D.J. Humphries
Left Guard: J.R. Sweezy
Center: Mason Cole
Right Guard: Justin Pugh
Right Tackle: Marcus Gilbert

The Cardinals’ offensive line was a shambles last year. They allowed the league’s second-most total pressures (218), the fourth-most hurries (142), the second-most hits (42) and the second-most sacks (34), all while they ranked dead last among teams in snaps played per pressure (2.6). And even though they added J.R. Sweezy and Marcus Gilbert over the offseason, you shouldn’t be surprised to hear that they’re still pretty thin upfront. Center Mason Cole allowed the second-most pressures among centers as a rookie, while J.R. Sweezy has allowed pressure on 5.7% of his snaps since 2016, which is tied for 60th among the 98 guards who have played at least 500 pass-blocking snaps in that three-year period.

29. Los Angeles Chargers

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Russell Okung
Left Guard: Forest Lamp
Center: Mike Pouncey
Right Guard: Michael Schofield III
Right Tackle: Sam Tevi

The Chargers possess one of the most promising rosters in the league, especially following the 2019 NFL Draft, but the offensive line continues to be a headache. The group surrendered a quarterback pressure on 30.8% of dropbacks which ranked 25th in the league in 2018. For an offensive line that saw four players earn sub-62.0 grades, it has to finally be the time to give Forrest Lamp, 2017 second-round pick, the chance he deserves.

28. New York Jets

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Kelvin Beachum
Left Guard: Kelechi Osemele
Center: Jonotthan Harrison
Right Guard: Brian Winters
Right Tackle: Brandon Shell

With an 84.9 overall grade in 2016, Osemele was PFF’s fourth-highest graded guard, and it was the third straight season he eclipsed an 84.0 mark. But in 2018, he allowed the most sacks since his rookie campaign and struggled as a  run-blocker en route to a 53.7 grade. He joins the Jets as one of their most prized free-agent signings, but he’ll need to return to form if the offensive line plans on keeping quarterback Sam Darnold out of harm’s way.

27. Cincinnati Bengals

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Cordy Glenn
Left Guard: John Jerry
Center: Billy Price
Right Guard: John Miller
Right Tackle: Bobby Hart

One step forward, two steps back. The Bengals looked set at the left tackle spot after they selected Jonah Williams with the 11th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, but a torn labrum for the Alabama product means that it’s right back to the drawing board for a Bengals side that ranked 24th among teams in pass-blocking efficiency last year. Cordy Glenn is now set to return to left tackle after he earned a 60.9 overall grade there last year, while center Billy Price will hope to move swiftly on from a rookie season that consisted of only 558 snaps and zero single-game grades above 64.0. After all the offseason shuffling, the team remains steadfast in their support of Bobby Hart at right tackle, a player who hasn’t graded above 60.0 since 2015.

26. Oakland Raiders

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Kolton Miller
Left Guard: Richie Incognito
Center: Rodney Hudson
Right Guard: Gabe Jackson
Right Tackle: Trent Brown

This was an offensive line that was a top-five unit as recently as two years ago, yet, here we are. Kolton Miller returns at left tackle after one of the worst seasons we’ve ever seen from a rookie offensive lineman, but the right side stands to see at least some improvement after the Raiders made Trent Brown the highest-paid tackle in the league. The one bright spot for this offensive line shines from center Rodney Hudson, who has finished first among centers in pass-blocking grade in each of the last four seasons and hasn’t allowed a sack since Week 17 of the 2017 season.

25. Minnesota Vikings

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Riley Reiff
Left Guard: Pat Elflein
Center: Garrett Bradbury
Right Guard: Josh Kline
Right Tackle: Brian O’Neill

Taking Bradbury in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft opened a lot of doors for the Minnesota Vikings, including pushing Pat Elflein out to guard — where he earned his highest season grade at Ohio State. Returning tackles Riley Reiff and Brian O’Neill will need to step it up, though, with the NFC North edge defender group getting even stronger this offseason.

24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Donovan Smith
Left Guard: Ali Marpet
Center: Ryan Jensen
Right Guard: Earl Watford
Right Tackle: Demar Dotson

Ryan Jensen’s first season in Tampa didn’t particularly go as planned last year, as the former Raven recorded a career-low overall grade (54.9), allowed a career-high 25 pressures and committed a career-high 11 penalties. The issue here is still left tackle Donovan Smith. He’s allowed at least 40 pressures in each of his last four seasons and more than 49 pressures in three of those four. Heading into Year 5 of his career, Smith is still yet to record an overall grade above 70.0.

23. Seattle Seahawks

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Duane Brown
Left Guard: Mike Iupati
Center: Justin Britt
Right Guard: D.J. Fluker
Right Tackle: Germain Ifedi

Aside from veteran tackle Duane Brown’s Brown’s impressive 82.3 overall grade, each of the Seahawks’ projected starters failed to top a 65.0 grade in 2018. This is a line that returns almost all of its pieces from a year ago, with guard Mike Iupati as the primary newcomer, and that doesn’t quite bode well for running backs Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny or quarterback Russell Wilson. Center Justin Britt owned the team’s best pass-blocking efficiency among qualifying offensive linemen in 2018 but still ranked just 24th among 39 centers.

22. Atlanta Falcons

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Jake Matthews
Left Guard: James Carpenter
Center: Alex Mack
Right Guard: Chris Lindstrom
Right Tackle: Kaleb McGary

Jake Matthews and Alex Mack turned in solid performances in 2018 as they both finished top-10 in overall grading at their respective positions. The two veterans will be leaned on heavily again, but the Falcons also made offensive line their primary focus in the draft by spending two first-round picks on guard Chris Lindstrom and tackle Kaleb McGary, rookies who could step in and make an impact during the season.

21. Jacksonville Jaguars

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Cam Robinson
Left Guard: Andrew Norwell
Center: Brandon Linder
Right Guard: A.J. Cann
Right Tackle: Jawaan Taylor

After left tackle Cam Robinson suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 2 of the 2018 season, we still don’t really know what the Jags will be getting from the former Alabama big man in 2019. Heading into Year 3 of his career, Robinson has recorded just two single-game grades north of 70.0, while he’s recorded 13 single-game grades of less than 60.0. Andrew Norwell took a slight step back in his first year in Jacksonville, seeing his overall grade dip from 76.3 in 2017 to just 66.7 in 2018. At the right guard spot, A.J. Cann is 4,136 snaps into his professional career, but he’s only graded above 70.0 in one of his four seasons.

20. Cleveland Browns

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Greg Robinson
Left Guard: Joel Bitonio
Center: JC Tretter
Right Guard: Austin Corbett
Right Tackle: Chris Hubbard

Cleveland’s interior offensive line was the major reason why the line was widely touted as one of the league’s best in 2018, but the front now looks much different after shipping Kevin Zeitler to New York in exchange for Odell Beckham and Olivier Vernon. Second-year guard Austin Corbett, who has logged just 14 NFL snaps, will step in alongside right tackle Chris Hubbard. The Browns’ offense is now lightyears better following an exciting offseason, but it will be intriguing to see how the offensive line fares given their losses.

19. Buffalo Bills

Left Tackle: Dion Dawkins
Left Guard: Quinton Spain
Center: Mitch Morse
Right Guard: Ty Nsekhe
Right Tackle: Cody Ford

Few offensive lines have as high of a ceiling and as low of a floor as the Buffalo Bills’. Rookie Cody Ford is the biggest question mark, as the Bills hope he can channel his college success into NFL dominance from the onset. The other pieces were up-and-down in 2018: Dawkins was called for a staggering 13 penalties, and Long was the second-lowest graded center in 2018, while Morse and Spain allowed just one sack combined for the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans, respectively.

18. New York Giants

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Nate Solder
Left Guard: Will Hernandez
Center: Jon Halapio
Right Guard: Kevin Zeitler
Right Tackle: Mike Remmers

It wasn’t necessarily cheap, but the Giants acquired the best pass-protecting guard in the NFL from a season ago. Kevin Zeitler allowed all of 11 pressures in 2018 and will pair nicely with second-year guard Will Hernandez, who finished his rookie year with a very respectable pass-blocking grade of 73.1. Left tackle Nate Solder is coming off an above-average year as a pass-blocker, while center Jon Halapio could be a surprise candidate for a breakout season in 2019 — he began last year as the Giants’ starter before going down with an injury, but in his 116 snaps, he didn’t allow a single pressure, despite playing almost 50 pass-blocking snaps against the Jaguars and their array of pass-rushing weapons in Week 1.

17. Kansas City Chiefs

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Eric Fisher
Left Guard: Cameron Erving
Center: Austin Reiter
Right Guard: Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
Right Tackle: Mitchell Schwartz

The Chiefs are still the definition of a solid, if unspectacular, unit. Mitchell Schwartz remains as arguably the league’s best right tackle — he earned a career-high 83.6 overall grade last year — while left tackle Eric Fisher finally seemed to hit his stride down the back end of the 2018 season, grading out as the league’s best tackle from Week 11 to the Super Bowl. The return of guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif from injury is a big one for this unit too; he allowed fewer than 20 total quarterback pressures in both 2016 and 2017 despite blocking 400-plus pass-blocking snaps in each.

16. San Francisco 49ers

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Joe Staley
Left Guard: Laken Tomlinson
Center: Weston Richburg
Right Guard: Mike Person
Right Tackle: Mike McGlinchey

There are no two ways about it, Joe Staley is as good as they come at the left tackle spot. He’s earned an overall grade above 80.0 in each of the past seven years, and he’s the only left tackle in the NFL who has earned pass-blocking and run-blocking grades above 70.0 in each of the past three. On the other side of the line, Mike McGlinchey didn’t wow in pass protection a season ago — he allowed 39 pressures from 632 snaps, and his 64.2 pass-blocking grade ranked 65th among 82 qualifying tackles — but he was exceptional in the run game. The Notre Dame product paved the way for Matt Breida & Co. all season long, earning the league’s third-best run-blocking grade (78.2) in the process.

If Laken Tomlinson can take the step from good — he’s earned pass-blocking grades of 70.0 or higher in three of his four professional seasons — to great in 2019, and if center Weston Richburg can recapture the kind of form that earned an 89.3 overall grade back in 2015, this unit has the potential to way outperform its ranking here.

15. Detroit Lions

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Taylor Decker
Left Guard: Kenny Wiggins
Center: Frank Ragnow
Right Guard: Graham Glasgow
Right Tackle: Rick Wagner

A season ago, this offensive line ad all the makings to be the best unit that Matthew Stafford ever played behind. Unfortunately, the perennially excellent T.J. Lang was forced onto IR — and subsequently into retirement — after Week 9, and Frank Ragnow got off to an underwhelming start at guard. Fast forward to the 2019 season; Ragnow’s move back to center has the potential to be a great one for the Lions moving forward — Ragnow was our highest-graded college center in 2017 — while Taylor Decker and Rick Wagner ended the 2018 season ranked 14th and 31st, respectively, among 82 qualifying tackles last year, making one of the more underrated tackle duos in the NFL.

14. Washington Redskins

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Trent Williams
Left Guard: Ereck Flowers
Center: Chase Roullier
Right Guard: Brandon Scherff
Right Tackle: Morgan Moses

When everyone is healthy (and happy, as the case may be), this line has all the potential to be a top-10, even a top-five, unit. The problem is that nobody can seem to stay healthy, and the star offensive tackle is still, very publicly, unhappy. Be that as it may, Williams has allowed just one sack over the last two seasons. He’s earned 80.0-plus pass-blocking grades for six consecutive years, and he ranked 14th in pass-blocking grade (80.7) among offensive tackles with at least 300 snaps in 2018.

Morgan Moses, on the other hand, has allowed fewer than 40 pressures in each of his last four seasons but took a step back a season ago in terms of overall grade no thanks to a career-high 15 penalties. At the center position, Chase Roullier is a name to watch in 2019. One of our favorite sleepers in the 2017 NFL Draft, Roullier has earned pass-blocking grades of 70.0 in each of the past two years, and his 2018 mark of 76.4 was good enough to rank 14th among 38 qualifying centers.

13. Los Angeles Rams

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Andrew Whitworth
Left Guard: Bobby Evans
Center: Brian Allen
Right Guard: Austin Blythe
Right Tackle: Rob Havenstein

Either rookie Bobby Evans or 2018 third-rounder Joseph Noteboom will step in for Rodger Saffold at guard, and 2018 fourth-rounder Brian Allen is expected to replace longtime veteran John Sullivan at center. None of the three youngsters have played significant snaps in the NFL, but all of them earned high marks at the collegiate level. Noteboom earned a 77.0 overall grade and a 91.6 pass-blocking grade in his last year with TCU, and Allen earned 81.0-plus overall grades in each of his last three seasons at Michigan State. Evans, a third-round pick in this year’s draft, earned a 72.3 overall grade at left tackle in 2018 and an 86.2 overall grade at right tackle in 2017.

There’s much less to worry about with the Rams’ returning starters. Tackles Rob Havenstein and Andrew Whitworth are two of the best in the game right now, and guard Austin Blythe earned a career-high 71.0 overall grade this past season that he should build off in 2019.

12. Denver Broncos

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Garrett Bolles
Left Guard: Ronald Leary
Center: Connor McGovern
Right Guard: Dalton Risner
Right Tackle: Ja’Wuan James

Chock full of potential, Denver’s front-five needs to answer a lot of questions to stay within reach of a top-10 spot on this list.

Veteran guard Ron Leary limped to a sub-65.0 overall grade before finishing the season on the Injured Reserve with a torn Achilles. Third-year interior offensive lineman Connor McGovern thrived at guard early in 2018 but looked like a fish out of water when kicked into center to replace the injured Matt Paradis in Week 9. He earned a dismal 38.7 pass-blocking grade on the year and will need to improve significantly in that regard to keep his starting spot at center in 2019.

Signing veteran Ja’Wuan James this offseason to play right tackle was a strong move. The former Miami Dolphin has been good, not great for a while now, and that level of consistency is coveted in today’s NFL. Former first-rounder Garrett Bolles, on the other hand, took a step back in Year 2 of his career and very much needs to flip the script on his career to get on track as the team’s starting left tackle.

The most intriguing prospect along the Broncos’ offensive line, and likely the one with the highest ceiling, is former Kansas State offensive tackle Dalton Risner. Brought in as a second-round pick in this year’s draft, Risner is expected to start at guard for Denver, a position change that should play out well for the former Wildcats road-grader. Risner earned 87.0-plus overall in all four years he started at Kansas State and pushed above 90.0 in overall grade and pass-blocking grade in his last year on campus.

11. Baltimore Ravens

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Ronnie Stanley
Left Guard: Alex Lewis
Center: Matt Skura
Right Guard: Marshal Yanda
Right Tackle: Orlando Brown

Rookie offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. didn’t blow the doors off the NFL in his debut season, but he did turn in plus play in pass protection (75.1 pass-blocking grade) and showed signs of improvement in all areas down the stretch of last season. Opposite Brown, former first-rounder Ronnie Stanley has developed into one of the league’s best young offensive tackles in the game, earning a 75.8 overall grade and an 87.0 pass-blocking grade a year ago.

Alex Lewis and Matt Skura are nothing to write home about, but longtime standout guard Marshal Yanda is more than capable of picking up the slack. Success comes easy for 34-year-old veteran even as his career starts to wind down, as he is hasn’t earned an overall grade under 75.0 or a pass-blocking grade under 80.0 in the last eight years.

10. Carolina Panthers

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Greg Little
Left Guard: Daryl Williams
Center: Matt Paradis
Right Guard: Trai Turner
Right Tackle: Taylor Moton

Carolina’s front five very well could finish a lot higher on this list when the 2019 season comes to a close. Signing veteran center Matt Paradis this offseason was a slam dunk for the Panthers’ brass, as he was one of the NFL’s top pass-blocking and run-blocking centers before he went down with injury last season. Returning starters Trai Turner and Taylor Moton both earned 79.0-plus pass-blocking grades and shouldn’t waver in that regard in 2019.

Keeping the Panthers at No. 10 on this preseason list are the question marks tied to Daryl Williams and rookie offensive tackle Greg Little. Williams played just one game before going on the Injured Reserve with a severe knee injury last season, but the 26-year-old big man could have a bit of a resurgence if kicked into guard and able to stay healthy. What Little lacked in the run game at Ole Miss, he made up for in pass protection. He was one of the better pass-protecting offensive tackles in the 2019 class and tagged as one of Mike Renner’s most underrated players heading into the draft. The rookie learning curve is steep for tackles, but if Little can exceed expectations and Williams can learn to thrive at guard, Carolina will be on their way up in PFF’s offensive line rankings in coming months.

9. Chicago Bears

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Charles Leno Jr.
Left Guard: Cody Whitehair
Center: James Daniels
Right Guard: Kyle Long
Right Tackle: Bobbie Massie

Charles Leno Jr. has been a pleasant surprise for Chicago. The 2014 seventh-rounder finished the 2018 season as the team’s highest-graded offensive linemen while playing over 1,000 snaps at left tackle. He earned an impressive 75.2 overall grade and a 79.2 pass-blocking grade on the year, and he’s now earned 70.0-plus overall grades in four consecutive seasons. Opposite of Leno, veteran tackle Bobby Massie also played far above expectations, earning career-high marks in overall grade (71.2) and a pass-blocking grade (78.9).

Along the interior, youngsters Cody Whitehair and James Daniels have both shown they have the potential to be long-term solutions at center and guard, respectively. And veteran Kyle Long, though coming off a yet another injury-plagues season, still earned an 81.0 pass-blocking grade for his efforts in 2018.

8. Green Bay Packers

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: David Bakhtiari
Left Guard: Lane Taylor
Center: Corey Linsley
Right Guard: Billy Turner
Right Tackle: Bryan Bulaga

No offensive linemen with 300 or more offensive snaps played earned a higher overall grade than Packers’ David Bakhtiari (88.3). The stalwart left tackle turned in a league-high 93.6 pass-blocking grade along with his above-average 68.1 run-blocking grade. He alone takes this Packers offensive line up the ranks quite a lot.

Overshadowed by Bakhtiari, Green Bay right tackle Bryan Bulaga earned an impressive 75.0 overall grade across 781 offensive snaps, scoring an even better 84.1 pass-blocking grade in the process. Center Corey Linsley finished sixth at his position in overall grade (73.7) and fourth in pass-blocking grade (85.0). Returning Bulaga and Linsley as starters alongside Bakhtiari makes for quite the core in the trenches. Guards Lane Taylor and Billy Turner are less exciting, as both players earned sub-65.0 overall grades a year ago. But if the duo can fight to stay above average, Green Bay’s offensive line should be among the best in 2019.

7. New Orleans Saints

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Terron Armstead
Left Guard: Andrus Peat
Center: Erik McCoy
Right Guard: Larry Warford
Right Tackle: Ryan Ramczyk

The Saints have one of the best tackle combinations in the league between Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramczyk, who both finished with overall grades above 80.0 in 2018. However, all attention will be on the interior line to improve, especially with former center Max Unger retiring. Improved play from Andrus Peat and contributions from rookie Erik McCoy could see this unit rise to the top of this list by seasons end.

6. New England Patriots

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Isaiah Wynn
Left Guard: Joe Thuney
Center: David Andrews
Right Guard: Shaq Mason
Right Tackle: Marcus Cannon

For an organization that values consistency, the offensive line does not fall short of expectations. Shaq Mason found himself on PFF’s top 50 players heading into 2019 following a season where he earned career-high marks in a plethora of metrics including overall grade(85.0). We also ranked the Patriots’ duo as of Mason and Joe Thuney as the most-talented offensive guard tandem in the NFL. The Dante Scarnecchia-led unit will float among the top-ten offensive lines once again.

5. Indianapolis Colts

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Anthony Castonzo
Left Guard: Quenton Nelson
Center: Ryan Kelly
Right Guard: Mark Glowinski 
Right Tackle: Braden Smith

Indy invested two top-40 picks in the trenches in 2018, including No. 6 overall pick Quenton Nelson and No. 37 Braden Smith. And the big-time investment paid off. Nelson finished the year ranked second in run-blocking grade (77.9) behind New England Patriots’ Shaq Mason among the 58 at his position with at least 150 run-blocking snaps played after Week 5 last year. Smith, a former guard at Auburn, hit the ground running when asked to suit up at right tackle, earning 72.0-plus single-game run-blocking grades in two of his last three starts.

Four-year veteran Mark Glowinski and 2016 first-rounder Ryan Kelly also turned in strong 2018 campaigns and are expected to start for the Colts at guard and center, respectively. Kelly earned an impressive 68.1 run-blocking grade from Week 6 through the Super Bowl, ranking fourth among the 33 NFL centers with at least 150 run-blocking snaps played in said span. Glowinski ranked fifth in run-blocking grade (66.5) among his peers after Week 5, as well.

4. Tennessee Titans

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Taylor Lewan
Left Guard: Rodger Saffold
Center: Ben Jones
Right Guard: Nate Davis
Right Tackle: Jack Conklin

The Titans were a well balanced offensive line in 2018 and look to carry that success into the upcoming year. Taylor Lewan continues to be the anchor at left tackle, and the addition of guard Rodger Saffold should only improve this unit as he finished last season with the fifth-highest run-blocking grade at his position. 

3. Pittsburgh Steelers

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Alejandro Villanueva
Left Guard: Ramon Foster
Center: Maurkice Pouncey
Right Guard: David DeCastro
Right Tackle: Matt Feiler

It will be tough for the Steelers to replicate the efficiency that their offensive line maintained in 2018, but then again, it will be challenging for any team in the league. Le’Veon Bell now finds himself with the Jets, and Antonio Brown with the Raiders, but their offensive line remains the one consistent in the Steelers’ ever-changing offense.

2. Dallas Cowboys

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Tyron Smith
Left Guard: Connor Williams
Center: Travis Frederick
Right Guard: Zack Martin
Right Tackle: La’el Collins

Zack Martin and Tyron Smith have been long-time members of the league’s club of elite offensive linemen, but have had to pick up slack along the offensive line on account of recent struggles. Dallas was top-10 in interior pressure allowed from 2014 to 2017 until Travis Frederick’s injury. His return, paired with hopeful improvement from rookie-turned-sophomore Connor Williams, should aid in the unit’s recovery to its former glory. 

1. Philadelphia Eagles

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP:

Left Tackle: Jason Peters
Left Guard: Isaac Seumalo
Center: Jason Kelce
Right Guard: Brandon Brooks
Right Tackle: Lane Johnson

The Eagles spent their first-round pick on Washington State offensive tackle Andre Dillard to act as insurance should the ailing Jason Peters fail to play a complete season in 2019. However, Philadelphia has earned top-ten team pass- and run-blocking grades in each of the last three seasons and PFF data suggests that they will accomplish this feat again as they enter the 2019 season with the top-ranked offensive line in the NFL.

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