The Patriots’ offensive line still a top-12 unit, but a couple of big losses will have an impact on the team. Dieter will be in the mix at right guard, but second-round pick. Left tackle Nate Solder posted the worst grade of his career at 64.8 overall, as he allowed a league-high 56 pressures while ranking just 70th out of 89 qualifiers with a 52.9 run-blocking grade. The Bears have the pieces to rank among the top 10-15 offensive lines in the league, but they need the tackles to get back to their 2018 form to go with progression from at least two players on the interior. It will be difficult to repeat that feat without star left tackle Jason Peters and PFF All-Pro guard Brandon Brooks. Williams still has his excellent 2017 season to hang his hat on, as he finished 15. among all tackles that season and third among right tackles, making him a low-risk gamble and perfect depth player at a modest price. is in line to start, though he’s never graded above 56.7 in his four-year career. Right tackle. Bryan Bulaga had been Green Bay's starting right tackle since 2010, but injuries have plagued him throughout his career. is coming off the lowest grade of his career at 61.8 — his 53.6 grade as a run blocker ranked 59. among guards. These are important handicapping factors as you look to beat the sportsbook. He should be a viable replacement, but keep an eye on fourth-round rookie. However, his first 421 NFL snaps did not go well, evidenced by his 48.9 overall grade and the six penalties called against him. A return to form from Jackson, combined with another step forward from Miller, should have the Raiders back in the top 10 among the league’s offensive lines. That leaves right guard as the Browns' biggest question mark. 2 grade among centers in the run game at 78.2, showing off the skills that made him one of the best interior offensive line prospects of the PFF College era (since 2014). 14-graded guard in the league since 2016, and he pairs with James to give Denver one of the most stable right sides in the league. Ramon Foster — last year’s left guard — retired, prompting Pittsburgh to sign Stefen Wisniewski to take his place. is able to protect them with his quick release and decision-making. The Jets have thrown plenty of resources at the offensive line this offseason, but question marks still abound. Left tackle Eric Fisher got off to a slow start early in his career, but he’s settled in as an above-average tackle, posting a 74.8 grade that ranks 28th among 81 qualifiers over the last three years. There is one new starter as right tackle Rick Wagner replaces long-time fixture Bryan Bulaga. Baltimore has drafted guards in the fourth round in each of the past two years — Ben Powers and Ben Bredeson, who were both better pass blockers than run blockers in college. The Chargers look like a bottom-tier offensive line once again unless they get massive improvement from their young players. They’ve trotted out premier players at three spots on the line for multiple years now, though center, remains one of the NFL’s best, earning a 91.1 overall grade since 2015 that ranks fourth — though he’s only graded at 82.7 over the past three years, good for 11th-best during that time. At right tackle, signed a monster contract prior to the 2019 season, and he finished right above Miller at 69.1 overall — 35, In the run game, both Miller and Brown are similar players in that they will miss their fair share of blocks, but Brown ranked fifth in percentage of positively graded blocks while Miller finished 17. , so Raiders running backs have opportunities to make plays on the edge. At left guard, Mike Iupati is coming off the lowest grade of his career, at 60.3 overall, and his career is simply trending in the wrong direction. New Orleans had great success last season with rookie center. Paradis has been one of the best run-blocking centers since 2015, ranking 11. in percentages of positively graded blocks. Scott’s 52.6 pass-blocking grade last season was worse than all but six other tackles, while Tevi’s mark of 58.0 wasn’t much better. At right guard, Dakota Dozier is slated for the first extended starting action after his career — he’s failed to play more than 361 snaps in any of his five seasons — and he graded at just 51.5 across both guard positions and a little bit of center last season for the Vikings. Whitworth took a step back overall, grading at 72.8, his lowest since 2008. Jackson has always been a solid pass protector, and he had graded above 72.0 in three of his previous four seasons. Shipley continued his usual strong play in pass protection, grading above 70.0 for the sixth straight season. QB Deshaun Watson holds the ball longer than any quarterback on standard dropbacks and invites plenty of pressure himself, and the Texans had the league’s sixth-best pass-blocking grade last season at 79.1 after two years ranking near the bottom. Joe Looney is first in line at center, but the last time he started a full season was in 2018, and he only graded at 52.9 overall — including a 46.3 run-blocking grade that doesn't come close to matching Frederick’s output. The Bears regressed from a fringe top-10 offensive line in 2018 to the 25th-ranked unit last season despite most of the group remaining intact. Pipkins, on the other hand, is a 2019 third-rounder who graded at 63.3 overall on his 251 snaps last year, but he’s still a project at this point in his young career. He wasn’t as effective as expected in the run game, however, as his 58.1 run-blocking grade ranked 53, is the highest-paid guard in the league and has three more years left on his contract. However, Wylie was closer to the middle of the pack in the run game, and Reiter ranked in the bottom third among centers. Pouncey also takes on much more than most centers in pass protection — last season, he had the most one-on-one matchups in the league for the third time in five years. However, Brown has been an effective pass blocker, ranking 11. in that area with an 83.3 grade last season. 28. will be in the mix in addition to rookie fourth-rounder. Williams was a polished college player who finished with the nation’s third-best overall grade (89.2) in 2018. Left tackle Laremy Tunsil made an immediate impact after coming over from the Miami Dolphins as the Texans' left tackles had allowed a pressure once every 10 pass-blocking snaps across 2017 and 2018. The offensive line received sorely needed attention the last two seasons and it will pay off, but this is a bad year to have new players and a new system to install. They have the best tackle duo in the league in Terron Armstead and Ryan Ramczyk, who rank sixth and second, respectively, in grade since 2017 among tackles. Chicago needs additional help at wide receiver after the club released Taylor Gabriel. Green Bay's offensive line finished sixth in our 2019 rankings, anchored by left tackle David Bakhtiari, who has taken over for Joe Thomas as the best pass-protecting tackle in the league. Jordan, Price and Su’a-Filo will battle for the two starting guard spots in what looks like one of the worst situations in the league unless two of the three improve quite a bit. Edoga, on the other hand, was drafted in the third round back in 2019 and has potential as a pass-blocker after a strong career at USC. The good news is Dillard’s track record at Washington State, where his pass-blocking grade on true pass sets is the fifth-best we’ve seen from any college player moving to the NFL. Martin’s 91.4 overall grade since 2015 ranks first among guards. may be first in line for the job. 10 overall pick on. Left tackle Charles Leno saw the biggest drop-off in play, as he had four straight seasons grading in the 70s from 2015 to 2018 but finished at just 58.6 overall last season, good for just 64th out of 82 qualifiers. Since 2016, no one comes close to Bakhtiari’s 96.4 pass-blocking grade. San Francisco released right guard Mike Person, who allowed the seventh-most quarterback pressures (33) among guards during the regular season. This should be one of the best offensive lines in the league once again, aided in part by Lamar Jackson’s ability to open up the offense, but they’ll miss Yanda’s all-around game up front. The Saints' interior features a few more question marks, especially after Larry Warford‘s release this offseason. College Football's highest-graded Offensive Lines (power five): 1. Fant has an overall grade of just 47.6 when playing tackle, 86th out of 89 qualifiers dating back to 2016, so he remains a project. O’Neill has also been solid in pass protection in his two years in the league, with his 68.6 pass-blocking grade ranking in the top half of the league. The good news is Dillard’s track record at Washington State, where his pass-blocking grade on. Continue Reading. Incredibly, Hudson has allowed just 11 pressures over the last three years, a number that would have been the 28th-highest total among centers last season. 81 ranking as a rookie in 2018. At left guard, both saw significant snaps, with Corbett posting the better grade at 51.8, good for 71, saw his grade drop from 73.4 (12th) to 50.3 (76. ) Right guard Shaq Mason is one of the better run blockers in the league, capable of collapsing defenders at the line of scrimmage or locating them on the move. , but they have the pieces to make the biggest move in the NFL — especially if Wills develops quickly as a rookie. has the perfect skill set for Minnesota’s outside zone scheme, and he flashed it last season, though he struggled mightily in pass protection on his way to a 38.7 pass-blocking grade that ranked last among centers. Center. Keep an eye on rookie fourth-round pick Tyler Biadasz, who had a fantastic career at Wisconsin. Mike McGlinchey’s first two NFL seasons at right tackle have looked much like his college career, as he’s been a top-notch run blocker and a capable pass blocker. made an immediate impact after coming over from the Miami Dolphins as the Texans' left tackles had allowed a pressure once every 10 pass-blocking snaps across 2017 and 2018. Robinson’s 54.8 overall grade ranked 75. out of 89 offensive tackles last season, and even though he missed two games, he still allowed 45 total pressures — tied for the sixth-most in the league. The Eagles annually boast one of the best offensive lines in the league, and they finished No. who has work to do to become a viable starter. Replacing Frederick at center will be an issue even though he was a shell of his former All-Pro self last season. The 49ers traded for. Compton is about to see action for his sixth team, and he posted just a 61.8 overall grade in 2018 — his last season with extended playing time. earned a 70.0-plus grade in four of his six years as a starter, though he’s coming off a career-low 59.0 grade in 2019. had been Green Bay's starting right tackle since 2010, but injuries have plagued him throughout his career. comes over from Pittsburgh, where he wasn’t much better last season, grading at 56.9 on 325 snaps, though his previous work was much better in a limited sample from 2016-18. Right guard Zach Fulton was even worse in the run game with a 42.5 grade that tied for fourth-worst among guards, but he finished 21st with a pass-blocking grade of 73.9. and they should have a unit capable of cracking the top 10 once again. could be the lone returning starter, and he’s yet to grade higher than last year’s 58.9 overall mark that ranked 67. was signed in free agency to start at center after posting a solid 66.5 grade in his first year as a starter. Right guard J.R. Sweezy produced his best pass-blocking grade since 2013, and center A.Q. Right tackle, had the lowest pass-blocking grade of the regular starters, at 67.3, a number that would have ranked first among the regulars in 2018. The right guard position showed the growing pains rookies often endure as 2019 third rounder. There will be changes heading into 2020, however, as left tackle, was traded to the Panthers in exchange for right guard, Bulaga has battled injuries throughout his career, but he’s one of the NFL’s best when healthy; he proved that last year with a 77.1 overall grade that ranked 15, among tackles, and he allowed fewer than two pressures in nine games — the same number achieved by, The left tackle spot remains worrisome, with. Ragnow had the No. is the most dependable player up front for the Jaguars, as his 83.1 grade ranks third among centers over the last three years. Left tackle, posted the worst grade of his career at 64.8 overall, as he allowed a league-high 56 pressures while ranking just 70. out of 89 qualifiers with a 52.9 run-blocking grade. Pryor graded out at 60.9 on 143 snaps as a rookie, while Driscoll was one of our favorite developmental tackle options in the draft — though he’s a much better pass protector than run blocker. The good news is the return of 2019 first-rounder. The Broncos were quietly solid up front last season, though things will look much different in 2020 with two starters moving on and right tackle Ja’Wuan James returning after playing only 63 snaps. Left guard Max Scharping and right tackle Tytus Howard finished with near-identical grades — 59.1 for Scharping, 59.4 for Howard — as both rookies struggled in the run game, ranking near the bottom of their respective positions. The biggest question mark is at center, as Connor McGovern headed to the New York Jets after his career-high 72.0 overall grade that tied for ninth among centers last season. Left guard Joe Dahl performed well in his first year as a starter in 2019, though it was a bit lopsided as he ranked 23rd with a pass-blocking grade of 73.0, but he finished just 48th as a run blocker at 57.1. Turner will start at right guard, and his 63.9 overall grade was only slightly better than the 63.6 that last year’s starter, Michael Schofield III, put up in 2019. who had his struggles as the Seattle Seahawks’ starting right tackle the last four years, but he could compete for guard snaps with Coward. The hope is that Turner can get back to his previous form when he was a mauling run-blocker and one of the best pass-protecting guards in the league from 2014 to 2017. has struggled in his three years as a starter, with his 51.0 overall grade ranking just 83. returns after playing only 305 snaps last season, though he also comes with a fair amount of concern, as he has not graded above 70.0 since 2015 with the Dolphins. He finished No. There will be some turnover as Glasgow moves on in free agency and right tackle Rick Wagner also departs. He surrendered six sacks over the first six games, but that was it for the season and he finished with a 75.5 pass-blocking grade that ranked 17th among guards. with 40 pressures allowed. But he remains one of the better pass protectors in the league, with his 71.0 grade last season ranking 17, to take his place. The Titans drafted Isaiah Wilson out of Georgia in the first round, a monster 350-pounder capable of engulfing defenders in the run game. Left tackle Duane Brown has brought some stability to the line since joining Seattle, as his 82.0 overall grade ranks 13th among offensive tackles since 2017. That leaves the left guard position, where, is slated to start after a posting a 45.3 grade that was worse than all but seven guards last season. The story of the 2020 Falcons will start with the offensive line after they posted the worst pass-blocking (67.2) and run-blocking (58.2) grades of the Matt Ryan era. His 75.9 overall grade last year ranked 17, among tackles, including an 80.7 pass-blocking grade that ranked 14, has seen his run-blocking grades take a hit over the past two years. He had the No. Backup guard Forrest Lamp could finally be in the mix to push for playing time, but he’s played just 394 snaps — including the preseason — since being drafted in the second round of 2017. By using the knowledge of good and bad units, we can better attack (or avoid) skill position players on a given team; another edge we can use against our teammates. On the interior, left guard Laken Tomlinson has developed into a solid starter — his 68.8 overall grade last season ranked 23rd among guards including the playoffs. Center Nick Martin profiled similarly, with a 79.8 pass-blocking grade that ranked eighth but a run-blocking grade of 58.0 that ranked 25th among centers. Most importantly, Smith allowed a career-low 34 pressures after giving up between 42 and 57 in each of his previous four seasons. At right tackle, it’ll be a batter between free agent signing George Fant and second-year player Chuma Edoga. The right guard position showed the growing pains rookies often endure as 2019 third rounder Nate Davis graded at just 46.6 overall, 81st out of 89 qualifiers. Niang was productive at TCU despite technique that needs to be re-worked, and he may be a viable starter down the road. The Seahawks have ranked among the worst offensive lines in the league over recent years, and last season was no different as they finished 27, has brought some stability to the line since joining Seattle, as his 82.0 overall grade ranks 13th among offensive tackles since 2017. Veteran, will get the first shot, and he was once one of the better run-blocking guards, but he’s not a lock after three straight years grading in the 50.0s. The run blocking was not nearly as good, finishing fifth-worst at 52.2. Look for Taylor to compete at right guard, where Billy Turner returns after his 63.0 overall grade in 2019 ranked 39th among 83 guards. 11 run-blocking grade among tackles since entering the league in 2016, and he’s an above-average pass protector — but not the kind of leave-on-an-island tackle who usually garners the biggest contract. with a 63.2 grade. The Falcons invested two first-round picks in right guard Chris Lindstrom and right tackle Kaleb McGary in 2019, but Lindstrom only saw the field for 309 snaps and graded at 66.6 overall, while McGary struggled to a 53.0 overall grade that ranked 79th out of 89 qualifying tackles. Moton is also a strong run blocker, grading above average since entering the league. Conklin has the No. Jenkins replaced Lane Taylor, who put together three solid seasons of grades between 66.0 and 68.2. was released after six years with the team. For perspective, Peters allowed just 25 pressures on 602 pass-blocking attempts, while Dillard allowed 25 on 183 attempts — so it could be an adjustment for Philadelphia. Denver has viable options on four-fifths of the line — even with the question marks involved in starting a rookie center, they should rank near the middle of the pack once again in 2020. The Lions finished with the No. Of course, finding five strong starters is a challenge, and even some of the better offensive lines will enter the season with question marks. , but there’s plenty of competition on the inside — Lewis has yet to grade above 60.2 in three years of significant playing time, while Winters has graded above 70.0 just once in his career (2016). ranked eighth at the position last season with a 73.0 overall grade, giving the Colts four out of five starters ranking in the top 10 at their respective positions. At left guard. On the interior, left guard Andrew Norwell is the highest-paid guard in the league and has three more years left on his contract. Lewan ranked in the top 11 in both pass and run blocking, and he’s never graded below 76.0 during his stellar six-year career. However, Wylie was closer to the middle of the pack in the run game, and Reiter ranked in the bottom third among centers. This should be one of the best offensive lines in the league once again, aided in part by. It wasn’t always pretty at left tackle, where, 45 penalties are the most in the league over the last three years — he had his, , giving him one more year in Denver before hitting free agency. Washington FOOTBALL TEAM Keep an eye on third-round rookie center Matt Hennessy, who could compete for snaps after three strong years of grading at Temple. He had the No. Michael Deiter, meanwhile, spent his rookie season at left guard last year,  and he finished with the fifth-worst grade in the league at 42.5. With all five starters returning, Indianapolis will be in the running to rank as the league’s best offensive line. Ragnow had the No. 3 pass-blocking grade at 90.9. Nelson had the No. Left tackle Isaiah Wynn has played just 563 snaps after being drafted in the first round in 2018 and graded out at 70.7 overall last year, good for 34th among 89 tackles. 15 in our 2019 rankings, coming in 15, took a step forward to grade at 64.9 overall, good for 44. out of 89 qualifying tackles, a huge improvement over his No. His movement skills and hand placement in the run game are study guides for young tackles.Smith has been such a fantastic pro that we forget he’s only 25 years old right now. They had eight linemen pass protect at least 250 times and only left tackle. bounced back with a 79.3 overall grade that ranked third among centers last season. At center, Chase Roullier also enters the final year of his rookie deal, and he experienced the classic Year 3 spike last season. Fant has been a developmental project for the Seahawks, and his best work has come when playing as a sixth offensive lineman at tight end. If the Rams are going to get back on track, it must start with Havenstein. Third-round pick Lloyd Cushenberry III is projected to start and could be a solid addition to the run game, but his 55.8 pass-blocking grade last year at LSU is concerning. Cleveland profiles similarly to Reiff and O’Neill as a good zone blocker with mid-level expectations as a pass-blocker. Still, it’s difficult to see Taylor regaining his starting job with Jenkins in the mix. with a 69.3 grade since 2016, but pass protection is his calling card. The Lions finished with the No. Jones allowed just 10 pressures including the playoffs on his way to the third-best pass-blocking grade among centers at 85.2. He's a nice option to have as a depth piece with three good years of play under his belt. 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