Terron Armstead was tied for the second-best pass-blocking efficiency among OTs last year, center Max Unger had his best season since 2009 in terms of pass-blocking (though his run-blocking didn’t live up to its reputation), and Andrus Peat is expected to improve after an average rookie campaign. Key stat: Last season, the Miami offensive line recorded a pass-blocking efficiency of 73.9, the fourth-worst mark in the league. Nobody has invested less in their offensive line than the Seattle Seahawks, and it showed in their performance over the 2016 season, with the unit being directly responsible for some of the team's losses. For the most part, Washington has above-average starters, with two clear exceptions. This unit may not be able to match the Dallas line in terms of its very peak performers, but there was no weak link along this chain all season long, and that’s why the Tennessee Titans finish the season as our No. 5), Top pass-blocking grade: LG Richie Incognito, 88.8 (tied for No. 6), Top run-blocking grade: RT Lane Johnson, 86.7 (No. 2), Top pass-blocking grade: C Matt Paradis, 84.4 (No. Top overall grade: RT Ja’Wuan James, 78.0 (No. It’s probably time to give up on Greg Robinson at left tackle. Michael Oher had the best year since his rookie season in pass-protection, but in all seven years of his career, his run-blocking grade has decreased. 4), Top pass-blocking grade: LT Joe Thomas, 89.9 (No. The Broncos might have the most-changed offensive line from 2015 to 2016, with just Matt Paradis returning at center and Max Garcia, who saw significant playing time late in the season, taking over at guard. PFF's exclusive metrics provide matchup previews, position rankings, grades, and snap counts. Daryl Williams wasn’t able to make that spot his own, and RG Trai Turner struggled badly when he was moved out there for three games late in the season. If everything goes right, this can be a top-three line. He missed four games through suspension, but ended the season with an overall grade of 92.8, the best mark for any offensive lineman at any position. 7), Top run-blocking grade: LG Richie Incognito, 84.0 (tied for No. The guard pairing of Ramon Foster and David DeCastro have been the strength of this unit, with Foster allowing no sacks and just one penalty all season. Smith surrendered 57 total QB pressures and 14 penalties over his season, with Kevin Pamphile inside of him chipping in with 32 pressures of his own. 12). The 2016 regular season has drawn to a close, and with it, another season with incredible highs and lows from the big guys in the trenches have been recorded in the Pro Football Focus database. 0:00 – Intro 7:56 – Ranking offensive lines around the league 9:45 – At #1, it’s the Colts 16:09 – The Saints have the best tackle duo in the NFL 17:40 – Cowboys great o-line … The Chicago Bears still probably can’t believe their luck—they had the league’s best pass-blocking guard land in their lap shortly before the year when Josh Sitton was cut by the Packers. SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 23: Center Travis Frederick #72 of the Dallas Cowboys calls out the defense against the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter during a preseason game on August 23, 2015 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The Seattle Seahawks fall in the … Top overall grade: LT David Bakhtiari, 89.9 (No. Eagles finish in the top-20 of PFF's final offensive line rankings Glenn Erby 1/7/2021. Justin Pugh’s move from right tackle to left guard was a major success, as was Weston Richburg moving from left tackle to center. One game against the hapless 49ers aside, C Wesley Johnson struggled in relief of Nick Mangold, who played just 433 snaps before injury struck. When you have a line that can make things happen, whether buying your quarterback time or giving your running back big holes to gallop through, it can be a thing of beauty. 40), Top run-blocking grade: RT Ja’Wuan James, 81.0 (No. Mitchell Schwartz didn’t quite live up to his last season in Cleveland, while Eric Fisher on the other side continues his marginal improvement, still exhibiting more issues than you would like as a pass blocker. Key stat: Jeff Allen was the only NFL guard with more than 100 snaps last season with no sacks or hurries allowed. 12 in the NFL, PFF's Steve Palazzolo explains why the Chiefs fit right around the top-third of the league's OLs: Kansas City's offensive line … 15). Projected starters: LT Terron Armstead, LG Tim Lelito, C Max Unger, RG Andrus Peat, RT Zach Strief, Roster depth: Senio Kelemete, Landon Turner, Jahri Evans. The Bills weren’t able to upgrade their line in the offseason, but they did bring back Cordy Glenn and Richie Incognito, which will certainly help. In PFF’s final overall offensive line rankings following the 2019 regular season, the Bills clocked in at No. Key stat: T.J. Lang was one of just three guards with 500+ pass blocks in 2015 and two or fewer combined sacks/hits allowed. Projected starters: LT Matt Kalil, LG Alex Boone, C Joe Berger, RG Brandon Fusco, RT Andre Smith, Roster depth: T.J. Clemmings, Nick Easton, Zac Kerin. Rams finish 28th in PFF's offensive line rankings Rams offensive tackle Greg Robinson, the No. 13) and LG Ramon Foster, 87.1 (No. The Chiefs' best offensive linemen is now right tackle Mitchell Schwartz, a player they added via free agency from Cleveland. Good Morning Faithful, Here … David DeCastro and Ramon Foster were both among the top 16 guards in the league. LT Anthony Castonzo had a good season, especially as a run blocker, while rookie C Ryan Kelly had a solid first season in the league, and has yet to allow an NFL sack. Indianapolis Colts @PFF_Linsey's final 2020 NFL offensive line rankings ⬇️ — PFF (@PFF) January 6, 2021 Next: Seahawks need to re-sign these 5 free agents this offseason 19 in PFF’s newest edition of their offensive line rankings, with Austin Gayle acknowledging the impact Laremy Tunsil has made on the line: “The addition of Laremy Tunsil has had a huge impact on the Texans’ offensive line. If everyone stays healthy in 2016, the line should be improved from last year, as Pouncey is a major step above Wallace at center. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images), [Editor’s note: This article was originally published on July 12, 2016, and updated on Sept. 7, 2016, to reflect changes on offensive lines due to injuries, roster moves, etc.]. Top overall grade: LT Taylor Decker, 82.8 (No. Kansas City's line is very young, so ideally there is a lot of improvement across the board in 2016. Well, if you believe the recent rankings released by Pro Football Focus, the Steelers unit enters the season ranked 14th overall. The rest of the San Francisco O-line is filled with rookies who haven’t yet played to their potential and cheap free agents. 23), Top run-blocking grade: RG Ali Marpet, 84.4 (No. We saw 2019 third-round pick and right guard Nate Davis take a huge leap forward in his second season, and he was one of three offensive linemen on the team to garner at least one All-Pro vote (left guard Rodger Saffold and … The one bright spot is James Carpenter, who had by far his best season in the NFL in 2015. 10). The ranking does justice to all the issues the line faced in 2016.The Cleveland Browns offensive line was ranked 16th by Pro Football Focus for the 2016 season. Key stat: All three Carolina interior linemen earned run-blocking grades of 81.0 or higher last season; the Panthers are the only NFL team with this claim. The Dolphins’ offensive line was among the NFL’s worst last year, but there is reason to expect improvement in 2016. In Pro Football Focus’ offensive line rankings after Week 4, the Vikings rank 24th. The additions of Taylor Decker (Ohio State) and move of Riley Reiff back to right tackle should help, but the line doesn’t have any clear strong point—just a lot of potential. Our exclusive database, featuring the most in-depth collection of NFL player performance data. 250+ three-page scouting profiles - advanced stats, 3-year grades, player comps, combine data and Senior Bowl grades - for the 2021 draft class. Projected starters: LT Taylor Lewan, LG Quinton Spain, C Ben Jones, RG Chance Warmack, RT Jack Conklin, Roster depth: Dennis Kelly, Brian Schwenke, Sebastian Tretola. Mitch Morse graded like an average center in 2015, which is good for a second-round rookie. 1 last season to No. Paradis was by far the best performer on this line, though, and while the rest of the unit was below-average, right tackle was the Achilles heel over the season, where Donald Stephenson and Ty Sambrailo engaged in a game of one-upmanship to see who could get beat more often. Top overall grade: C Matt Slauson, 81.2 (No. That’s right those big guys up front who don’t post positive stats with their reputation often a product of where they play or where they were drafted are now getting the attention they deserve. He finished with an overall grade of 90.7 and missed out on PFF’s All-Pro team by a hair, narrowly squeezed out by Alex Mack (Atlanta) and Travis Frederick (Dallas). We have seen a season in which some offensive lines have been the bedrock of their offense—the foundation on top of which everything else is built—and others have been the sand upon which their figurative houses have been built. LG Clint Boling has had better years for the Bengals when it comes to run blocking, and will be disappointed in that area, but his pass protection was better than a season ago, surrendering 14 fewer pressures than in 2015. Meanwhile, RG Kevin Zeitler made the PFF All-Pro second team after another fine season. 2), Top run-blocking grade: LT Donald Penn, 88.3 (No. That all evens out to an above-average offensive line. ], Projected starters: LT David Bakhtiari, LG Lane Taylor, C J.C.Tretter, RG T.J. Lang, RT Bryan Bulaga, Roster depth: Jason Spriggs, Don Barclay, Kyle Murphy. 7), Top run-blocking grade: LT Taylor Lewan, 88.4 (No. Derek Newton also took a step back after an excellent 2014 season. Carolina decided not to re-sign their top backups from last year, Amini Silatolu and Fernando Velasco, so an injury could greatly affect this line's ability. A.Q. From the PFF NFL Podcast, Sam Monson and Mike Renner discuss PFF's 32-team NFL offensive line rankings for the 2019 NFL season. 16), Top pass-blocking grade: C Justin Britt, 79.1 (No. The line does have potential, including third-round rookie Joe Thuney, who earned the fourth-highest grade of the preseason among NFL guards. 28). Spencer Long proved to be a huge upgrade over the level of play the team had a year ago at the center position, and when the team lost Kory Lichtensteiger to injury early in the year, it actually provided them another upgrade. 1), Top pass-blocking grade: LG Marshal Yanda, 94.5 (No. Mitchell Schwartz signed with the Chiefs, and Alex Mack is now suiting up for the Falcons. That’s according to Pro Football Focus, which ranked all 32 offensive line groups through Week 3’s games.. Cleveland sits third in the rankings, behind only Green Bay and New England. The success Seattle has experienced this season is entirely in spite of its offensive line, and requires QB Russell Wilson and the running backs to play stellar football to continue to overcome the unit's deficiencies. Matt Kalil had been playing poorly before he went down, but it turns out the drop-off from even that level of play to T.J. Clemmings was precipitous. Projected starters: LT Jason Peters, LG Allen Barbre, C Jason Kelce, RG Brandon Brooks, RT Lane Johnson, Roster depth: Stefen Wisniewski, Matt Tobin, Isaac Seumalo. 11), Top pass-blocking grade: LG Andrew Norwell, 85.2 (No. Most of the rest of this line were below-average overall, but Roger Saffold actually had a solid season at guard, but for a rough few weeks early in the year. sixth-highest-graded guard overall in 2015. Last season, the Titans played 28 different offensive-line combinations, second-most only to the Patriots. 3 among centers), Top pass-blocking grade: LT Tyron Smith, 86.5 (No. For the PFF rankings shown, for instance, we can see that the top 17 teams in run blocking rated above 5.00 for their OL average RAS. The Raiders quietly had one of the better offensive lines in the league last season, thanks to the addition of Rodney Hudson via free agency and the second-year improvement of Gabe Jackson. All five starters earned impressive grades in both run blocking and pass protection, paving the way to 2,180 rushing yards as a team, 1,777 of which came from their first two running backs, DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry. 24), Top pass-blocking grade: RT Trenton Brown, 78.7 (No. Arizona is another team that owes much of its poor ranking to injury. 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