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NFL positional pecking order: Ranking all 32 offensive lines from worst to best

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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.

Position Group Rankings

Bottom tier

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

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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.

Below average

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

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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

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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.

Good enough

17. New York Giants

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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