NFL positional pecking order: Ranking all 32 offensive lines from worst to best
With NFL training camps on the horizon, theScore's football editors rank all 32 teams by their total talent at each major position group. Depth charts are projections of teams' post-training camp rosters.
Next up are offensive lines.
32. Tennessee Titans
|LT||Andre Dillard||Jamarco Jones|
|LG||Peter Skoronski||Dillon Radunz|
|C||Aaron Brewer||Corey Levin|
|RG||Daniel Brunskill||Jordan Roos|
|RT||Nicholas Petit-Frere||Jaelyn Duncan|
There's potential here. Center and right tackle have the most room for improvement, with Aaron Brewer and Nicholas Petit-Frere both earning sub-60 overall grades from PFF last season. Rookies Peter Skoronski and Jaelyn Duncan could see plenty of playing time in 2023.
31. Los Angeles Rams
|LT||Joe Noteboom||Alaric Jackson|
|LG||Steve Avila||Tremayne Anchrum Jr.|
|C||Brian Allen||Mike McAllister|
|RG||Coleman Shelton||Logan Bruss|
|RT||Rob Havenstein||Warren McClendon|
Los Angeles struggled to find any consistency on the offensive line in 2022. Injuries forced the team to use 12 different combinations of players through its first 13 games. Right tackle Rob Havenstein was the only starter to play in all 17 contests. The 31-year-old will look to anchor and mentor this young group as the Rams rebuild.
30. Arizona Cardinals
|LT||D.J. Humphries||Dennis Daley|
|LG||Paris Johnson Jr.||Elijah Wilkinson|
|C||Hjalte Froholdt||Jon Gaines II|
|RG||Will Hernandez||Lecitus Smith|
|RT||Kelvin Beachum||Lachavious Simmons|
The Cardinals drafted offensive lineman Paris Johnson Jr. with the No. 6 pick to be the left tackle of the future, but he could line up at left guard this season with D.J. Humphries still under contract and playing well enough. Depth will be an issue if any primary blockers are unavailable.
29. Las Vegas Raiders
|LT||Kolton Miller||Justin Herron|
|LG||Dylan Parham||Jordan Meredith|
|C||Andre James||Hroniss Grasu|
|RG||Alex Bars||Greg Von Roten|
|RT||Jermaine Eluemunor||Brandon Parker|
Kolton Miller and Jermaine Eluemunor may be the only two starting-caliber offensive linemen currently on the Raiders' roster. Both earned respectable grades last year, with Miller getting an 84.1 from PFF and Eluemunor receiving a 75.3. Sorting out the interior of the offensive line will go a long way in helping the team compete in the ultra-competitive AFC West.
28. Washington Commanders
|LT||Charles Leno Jr.||Cornelius Lucas|
|LG||Saahdiq Charles||Chris Paul|
|C||Nick Gates||Ricky Stromberg|
|RG||Sam Cosmi||Keaton Sutherland|
|RT||Andrew Wylie||Braeden Daniels|
Projecting where Washington's linemen will line up isn't easy due to the lack of a bona fide star. Left guard is the weakest position and risks turning into a revolving door. Despite the overall concerns, Charles Leno Jr. is a reliable pass-blocker who should keep Sam Howell's blind side relatively clean.
27. New Orleans Saints
|LT||Trevor Penning||James Hurst|
|LG||Andrus Peat||Calvin Throckmorton|
|C||Erik McCoy||Billy Price|
|RG||Cesar Ruiz||Nick Saldiveri|
|RT||Ryan Ramczyk||Storm Norton|
Ryan Ramczyk is one of the league's better right tackles, and Trevor Penning is a mauler in the run game, but the interior of this line has plenty of room for improvement. Erik McCoy should hold on to the starting center role, but both guard spots could see new names getting opportunities early if blocks are consistently missed.
26. Jacksonville Jaguars
|LT||Cam Robinson||Anton Harrison|
|LG||Ben Bartch||Cole Van Lanen|
|C||Luke Fortner||Tyler Shatley|
|RG||Brandon Scherff||Chandler Brewer|
|RT||Walker Little||Josh Wells|
Jacksonville will be without the suspended Cam Robinson for its first four games after he tested positive for PEDs, which won't help an already lackluster group. It's unlikely any of the Jaguars' projected starters will be replaced due to the lack of depth in Duval, leaving Trevor Lawrence and Co. to battle through mediocre blocking.
25. Chicago Bears
|LT||Braxton Jones||Kellen Diesch|
|LG||Teven Jenkins||Ja'Tyre Carter|
|C||Cody Whitehair||Lucas Patrick|
|RG||Nate Davis||Dieter Eiselen|
|RT||Darnell Wright||Larry Borom|
This group could skyrocket up future rankings if the young core continues to develop under offensive line coach Chris Morgan, who mentored the team's maulers on the way to a league-high 3,014 rushing yards. The club should get Day 1 snaps from Darnell Wright, who was drafted with the No. 10 pick to lock down right tackle for the foreseeable future.
24. Buffalo Bills
|LT||Dion Dawkins||David Quessenberry|
|LG||Connor McGovern||David Edwards|
|C||Mitch Morse||Greg Mancz|
|RG||Ryan Bates||O'Cyrus Torrence|
|RT||Spencer Brown||Brandon Shell|
The feeling when looking at Buffalo's blockers is "just OK." First-year guard O'Cyrus Torrence should see work early on, even if he doesn't open the season as a starter. Projected starters Connor McGovern and Ryan Bates earned just 52.2 and 61.8 PFF grades, respectively, last year. Dion Dawkins should be the team's best offensive lineman, but he'll need to play with more discipline after committing 12 penalties a year ago.
23. New England Patriots
|LT||Trent Brown||Calvin Anderson|
|LG||Cole Strange||Sidy Sow|
|C||David Andrews||Jake Andrews|
|RG||Mike Onwenu||Atonio Mafi|
|RT||Riley Reiff||Conor McDermott|
Like the division rival Bills, New England's projected offensive line is serviceable, if underwhelming. Quarterback Mac Jones should appreciate the specific skill sets of his blockers, though, as the majority are better at blocking pass-rushers than road grading. The Patriots' line will become more formidable if last year's first-round selection, Cole Strange, develops into an above-average player.
22. New York Jets
|LT||Duane Brown||Greg Senat|
|LG||Laken Tomlinson||Wes Schweitzer|
|C||Connor McGovern||Joe Tippmann|
|RG||Alijah Vera-Tucker||Trystan Colon|
|RT||Mekhi Becton||Billy Turner|
Staying healthy has been difficult for the Jets' offensive line in recent years. Only Connor McGovern and Laken Tomlinson played decently in all 17 games in 2022. Alijah Vera-Tucker missed 10 contests and Duane Brown was out for five. Mekhi Becton, the No. 11 pick in the 2020 draft, has been the biggest letdown from a health standpoint, missing all of 2022 after playing just once in 2021.
21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|LT||Tristan Wirfs||Brandon Walton|
|LG||Matt Feiler||Nick Leverett|
|C||Ryan Jensen||Robert Hainsey|
|RG||Cody Mauch||Aaron Stinnie|
|RT||Luke Goedeke||Justin Skule|
The Buccaneers' offensive line could ultimately be much better than this ranking suggests, but there are quite a few changes from last year's unit that allowed a league-best 22 sacks. Donovan Smith and Shaq Mason are gone, Tristan Wirfs is moving from right tackle to left, Cody Mauch was drafted in the second round, and Ryan Jensen is returning from injury.
20. Pittsburgh Steelers
|LT||Broderick Jones||Dan Moore Jr.|
|LG||Isaac Seumalo||Kevin Dotson|
|C||Mason Cole||Ryan McCollum|
|RG||James Daniels||Nate Herbig|
|RT||Chukwuma Okorafor||Le'Raven Clark|
The Steelers' strength here lies in their depth, with most of their rostered players being borderline starters on plenty of teams. Unfortunately, none have proved to be among the best at their respective positions yet. Broderick Jones possesses impressive athleticism, but the first-rounder's technique will need to be cleaned up before he's consistently pushing for Pro Bowls.
19. Miami Dolphins
|LT||Terron Armstead||Kendall Lamm|
|LG||Liam Eichenberg||Robert Jones|
|C||Connor Williams||Dan Feeney|
|RG||Robert Hunt||Lester Cotton Sr.|
|RT||Austin Jackson||Isaiah Wynn|
Miami got 13 games from Terron Armstead in 2022 despite the veteran dealing with a myriad of injuries. This group could be dangerous if he can stay on the field alongside his younger, developing teammates. Head coach Mike McDaniel is among the NFL's best play-designers and did a great job of hiding his blockers' deficiencies last season, but Liam Eichenberg's 39.8 PFF grade was one of the worst in the league last year, regardless of position.
18. Indianapolis Colts
|LT||Bernhard Raimann||Blake Freeland|
|LG||Quenton Nelson||Arlington Hambright|
|C||Ryan Kelly||Wesley French|
|RG||Will Fries||Danny Pinter|
|RT||Braden Smith||Jake Witt|
Quenton Nelson endured one of his worst seasons as a pro in 2022 as the team stumbled to a 4-12-1 campaign. Assuming Nelson can return to his All-Pro self and the others take a small step forward, the Colts could leap into the top half of the league. Both Bernhard Raimann and Braden Smith will look to rein in penalties after being flagged nine and 10 times, respectively.
17. New York Giants
|LT||Andrew Thomas||Matt Peart|
|LG||Ben Bredeson||Joshua Ezeudu|
|C||John Michael Schmitz||J.C. Hassenauer|
|RG||Mark Glowinski||Shane Lemieux|
|RT||Evan Neal||Tyre Phillips|
The biggest question mark might be whether Evan Neal can make a jump in Year 2 similarly to Andrew Thomas. Big Blue could shoot up the board if his development continues. The entire starting lineup outside of Mark Glowinski is 25 or younger and could establish itself as a force for a long time.
16. Houston Texans
|LT||Laremy Tunsil||Austin Deculus|
|LG||Kenyon Green||Michael Deiter|
|C||Juice Scruggs||Scott Quessenberry|
|RG||Shaq Mason||Jimmy Morrissey|
|RT||Tytus Howard||Charlie Heck|
Questioning Houston's depth is valid, but the starters should be fun to watch in both the run and pass games next year. Laremy Tunsil is one of football's best left tackles and earned an elite 91.7 pass blocking grade from PFF last year. However, Kenyon Green will need to improve on his rookie season after drawing 12 flags.
15. Seattle Seahawks
|LT||Charles Cross||Stone Forsythe|
|LG||Damien Lewis||Anthony Bradford|
|C||Evan Brown||Olusegun Oluwatimi|
|RG||Phil Haynes||Kendall Randolph|
|RT||Abraham Lucas||Jake Curhan|
Seattle's offensive line doesn't feature a dominant player, but all starters were solid-to-good a season ago. While unlikely to start from Day 1, rookie Olusegun Oluwatimi has the potential to take over in the not-so-distant future. Evan Brown is only on a one-year deal and is the weakest link among the starters.
14. Carolina Panthers
|LT||Ikem Ekwonu||Larnel Coleman|
|LG||Brady Christensen||Justin McCray|
|C||Bradley Bozeman||Sam Tecklenburg|
|RG||Austin Corbett||Cade Mays|
|RT||Taylor Moton||Cameron Erving|
The Panthers' tackle tandem of Ikem Ekwonu and Taylor Moton is an excellent combination of talent, youth, and experience that No. 1 pick Bryce Young will love playing behind. Carolina's interior could stand to improve a bit in the future, but it's serviceable right now.
13. Cincinnati Bengals
|LT||Orlando Brown Jr.||Jackson Carman|
|LG||Cordell Volson||Max Scharping|
|C||Ted Karras||Trey Hill|
|RG||Alex Cappa||Hakeem Adeniji|
|RT||Jonah Williams||La'el Collins|
Cincinnati has strengthened the offensive line in recent years, and signing Orlando Brown Jr. was the next step in that mission. Jonah Williams is willing to stick around and play right tackle, Ted Karras and Alex Cappa are steady veterans, and Cordell Volson turns only 25 later in July. All of the Bengals' backups have played at least 200 snaps over the last two seasons, so there's plenty of experience waiting in the wings.
12. Los Angeles Chargers
|LT||Rashawn Slater||Foster Sarell|
|LG||Zion Johnson||Brenden Jaimes|
|C||Corey Linsley||Will Clapp|
|RG||Jamaree Salyer||Jordan McFadden|
|RT||Trey Pipkins III||Andrew Trainer|
Rashawn Slater was one of the NFL best tackles as a rookie in 2021 but went down with an injury last year. With Corey Linsley's steady veteran presence and the young but powerful Zion Johnson, you have a great core to work with and build around.
11. Minnesota Vikings
|LT||Christian Darrisaw||Blake Brendel|
|LG||Ezra Cleveland||Josh Sokol|
|C||Garrett Bradbury||Austin Schlottmann|
|RG||Ed Ingram||Chris Reed|
|RT||Brian O'Neill||Olisaemeka Udoh|
Ed Ingram is likely the weakest link among Minnesota's starters but is still a mauler in the run game and just 24 years old. Christian Darrisaw earned an elite 90.2 overall PFF grade and was flagged just twice last season. Darrisaw pairs with Brian O'Neill to form one of the league's best run-blocking duos.
10. Denver Broncos
|LT||Garett Bolles||Cameron Fleming|
|LG||Ben Powers||Quinn Bailey|
|C||Lloyd Cushenberry||Luke Wattenberg|
|RG||Quinn Meinerz||Kyle Fuller|
|RT||Mike McGlinchey||Isaiah Prince|
Denver signed the towering Mike McGlinchey this offseason to round out an offensive line that's built to keep up with the edge rushers flying around the AFC West. Ben Powers also joined the Broncos fresh off an 86.5 pass-blocking grade from PFF.
9. Atlanta Falcons
|LT||Jake Matthews||Ethan Greenidge|
|LG||Matthew Bergeron||Matt Hennessy|
|C||Drew Dalman||Ryan Neuzil|
|RG||Chris Lindstrom||Jalen Mayfield|
|RT||Kaleb McGary||Joshua Miles|
The Falcons are returning a bunch of starters and added Matthew Bergeron in the draft. That bodes well for the team, considering Atlanta finished third in rushing last year with an impressive 159.9 yards per game. While the entire unit should impress, Chris Lindstrom is the true superstar here. The 26-year-old earned an astounding 95.0 grade from PFF in 2022, the best among all guards.
8. San Francisco 49ers
|LT||Trent Williams||Matt Pryor|
|LG||Aaron Banks||Jason Poe|
|C||Jake Brendel||Jon Feliciano|
|RG||Spencer Burford||Nick Zakelj|
|RT||Colton McKivitz||Jaylon Moore|
Trent Williams has been one of the NFL's best players for the past three years, regardless of position. He's earned three consecutive 91.9-plus PFF grades, including a 97.8 in 2021. San Francisco's other blockers aren't bad either, but Williams is the alpha that drives them into the top eight.
7. Green Bay Packers
|LT||David Bakhtiari||Rasheed Walker|
|LG||Elgton Jenkins||Chuck Filiaga|
|C||Josh Myers||Jake Hanson|
|RG||Jon Runyan||Royce Newman|
|RT||Yosh Nijman||Zach Tom|
David Bakhtiari hasn't played more than 12 contests in a season since 2019, but the 31-year-old remains elite when on the field. He earned an 87.8 pass blocking grade from PFF after playing in 11 games a year ago. The uber versatile Elgton Jenkins, who made his second Pro Bowl in 2022, is another key building block.
6. Dallas Cowboys
|LT||Tyron Smith||Matt Waletzko|
|LG||Tyler Smith||Chuma Edoga|
|C||Tyler Biadasz||Brock Hoffman|
|RG||Zack Martin||Matt Farniok|
|RT||Terence Steele||Josh Ball|
Dallas' offensive line is powerful and features one of the all-time best guards in Zack Martin, but it can get even better. Tyler Smith struggled with penalties in his rookie season, being flagged a league-high 15 times, including 10 holds. If the penalties are reduced and everyone stays relatively healthy, watch out.
5. Baltimore Ravens
|LT||Ronnie Stanley||Patrick Mekari|
|LG||Ben Cleveland||John Simpson|
|C||Tyler Linderbaum||Sam Mustipher|
|RG||Kevin Zeitler||Tashawn Manning|
|RT||Morgan Moses||Daniel Faalele|
Not only do the Ravens have good starters across the board, but they also have some of the best depth in the NFL. Ronnie Stanley headlines the group but was available for just 11 games in 2022. Rookie Andrew Vorhees will likely miss the entire campaign with a torn ACL, but the 24-year-old put up 38 reps on the bench press at the combine - the most among all prospects in Indianapolis.
4. Cleveland Browns
|LT||Jedrick Wills Jr.||James Hudson III|
|LG||Joel Bitonio||Colby Gossett|
|C||Ethan Pocic||Luke Wypler|
|RG||Wyatt Teller||Drew Forbes|
|RT||Jack Conklin||Dawand Jones|
There are no true weak points across Cleveland's starting five. Joel Bitonio's 87.5 was the second-highest PFF grade among all guards in 2022, and he only allowed one sack all campaign. Rookies Luke Wypler and Dawand Jones will learn behind the team's veterans and could keep the Browns among the league's best offensive lines for the foreseeable future.
3. Kansas City Chiefs
|LT||Donovan Smith||Prince Tega Wanogho|
|LG||Joe Thuney||Nick Allegretti|
|C||Creed Humphrey||Austin Reiter|
|RG||Trey Smith||Darian Kinnard|
|RT||Jawaan Taylor||Lucas Niang|
Creed Humphrey is one of the league's best centers and earned a 90.0 PFF grade in 2022. The 24-year-old didn't allow a sack and was only flagged four times on his way to a second-team All-Pro and first Pro Bowl selection. The Chiefs allowed just 26 sacks in 2022 and added pass-blocking specialists Donovan Smith and Jawaan Taylor this offseason to help offset Orlando Brown Jr.'s departure.
2. Detroit Lions
|LT||Taylor Decker||Germain Ifedi|
|LG||Jonah Jackson||Logan Steinberg|
|C||Frank Ragnow||Ross Pierschbacher|
|RG||Halapoulivaati Vaitai||Graham Glasgow|
|RT||Penei Sewell||Matt Nelson|
The Lions' offense flourished in 2022 in large part due to its strength along the O-line. Detroit finished fourth in yards per game and fifth in points per contest. Frank Ragnow and Penei Sewell earned Pro Bowl honors, and the group should only get better next year with Halapoulivaati Vaitai returning from a back injury that cost him all of last season.
1. Philadelphia Eagles
|LT||Jordan Mailata||Brett Toth|
|LG||Landon Dickerson||Sua Opeta|
|C||Jason Kelce||Cameron Tom|
|RG||Cam Jurgens||Tyler Steen|
|RT||Lane Johnson||Jack Driscoll|
The NFC champs return most of their starters from last season, including first-team All-Pro members Jason Kelce and Lane Johnson. Jordan Mailata and Landon Dickerson have proved they're effective in both the run and pass game, leaving Cam Jurgens as the only question mark. The 2022 second-rounder only played 35 snaps in his rookie campaign.
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