Which team fields the best offensive line in the NFL? It’s a difficult question to answer with countless variables. High-end talent is important, but given that offensive line is an inter-connected unit where one poor spot can result in disaster, depth is just as critical.
The offensive line is a position of attrition. Guys are consistently getting nicked up. Minor injuries won’t factor into these rankings, but players on injured reserve (IR) or PUP, which has already affected many offensive line units, will be.
Who Has the Best Offensive Line in the NFL?
Outstanding at both pass and run blocking, the Philadelphia Eagles offensive line has held the top spot in our rankings since the 2022 preseason. Despite minor turnover, they remain the top dog.
LT Jordan Mailata, LG Landon Dickerson, C Jason Kelce, RG Cam Jurgens, RT Lane Johnson
The “brotherly shove” remains one of the most indefensible plays in football. The outstanding offensive line helps move the pile after the initial scrum, which usually results in a stalemate. They play low, their QB squats 600 pounds, and the backfield helps push Jalen Hurts forward.
But this unit is complete from left to right. Hurts holds onto the ball for a long time in the pocket because this unit affords him that time to be a playmaker through the air.
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2) Detroit Lions
LT Taylor Decker, LG Jonah Jackson, C Frank Ragnow, RG Graham Glasgow, RT Penei Sewell
Vaitai might be replaced by Graham Glasgow for a short stretch, but he has avoided an IR designation for now. The Detroit Lions offense has been humming right along so far in 2023, thanks to this unit.
3) Cleveland Browns
LT Jedrick Wills Jr., LG Joel Bitonio, C Ethan Pocic, RG Wyatt Teller, RT Dawand Jones
Losing Jack Conklin for the season in Week 1 was a big hit to this group. However, the Cleveland Browns’ offensive line remains a punishing run-blocking unit from left to right. Additionally, they’ve sufficed in pass protection, although their QB has made their lives more difficult.
Conklin is a fantastic player, but the franchise will have to find a place for Jones next season if he returns fully healthy. Jones has been outstanding in relief of the veteran.
4) Baltimore Ravens
LT Ronnie Stanley, LG John Simpson, C Tyler Linderbaum, RG Kevin Zeitler, RT Morgan Moses
The Baltimore Ravens’ offensive line is coming off a dominant showing against the Detroit Lions two weeks ago. After shaking off a few injuries and in a league lacking high-end units, the Ravens remain one of the best.
5) Dallas Cowboys
LT Tyron Smith, LG Tyler Smith, C Tyler Biadasz, RG Zack Martin, RT Terence Steele
Dallas has turned the corner since their abysmal showing against San Francisco two weeks ago. Terence Steele hasn’t been as strong in pass protection as we’d seen him be previously. Still, this offensive line remains strong at the other four spots. Smith (LG) has rounded into a dominant interior blocker.
Despite being a strong run-blocking unit overall, assignment flaws in the run game have been evident this year. Considering their continuity, this unit should tighten things up going forward.
6) Minnesota Vikings
LT Christian Darrisaw, LG Dalton Risner, C Garrett Bradbury, RG Ed Ingram, RT Brian O’Neill
The Vikings’ front line needs to be at full strength to be consistent, but when they’re all on the field together, the unit has excelled. Their only true sore spot is at right guard, where Ingram is still taking lumps during his development.
Kirk Cousins certainly helped by getting the ball out on time and target, but he can’t be relied on anymore to help following his Achilles injury.
Surprisingly enough, the Vikings, traded starting left guard Ezra Cleveland before the trade deadline, promoting Risner to the starting lineup.
7) Indianapolis Colts
LT Bernhard Raimann, LG Quenton Nelson, C Ryan Kelly, RG Will Fries, RT Braden Smith
After a down year in 2022, the Indianapolis Colts offensive line might be back up in 2023. Their young and athletic left tackle has been outstanding so far. Likewise, Fries has unexpectedly stepped up in a big way through six weeks. It hasn’t been perfect, but it’s been significantly better than expected.
8) Kansas City Chiefs
LT Donovan Smith, LG Joe Thuney, C Creed Humphrey, RG Trey Smith, RT Jawaan Taylor
The tackle play remains questionable with Taylor leading the league in penalties, but the interior is still the best in the league.
9) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
LT Tristan Wirfs, LG Matt Feiler, C Robert Hainsey, RG Cody Mauch, RT Luke Goedeke
There was little hope surrounding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason, but their offensive line and Baker Mayfield have put together solid performances to start the season.
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Tristan Wirfs is a special talent. He hasn’t played much left tackle dating back to high school, so moving there in the offseason and playing at an All-Pro level is an astounding feat. Doing everything backward and remaining arguably the best tackle in the NFL takes unbelievable talent.
10) Atlanta Falcons
LT Jake Matthews, LG Matthew Bergeron, C Drew Dalman, RG Chris Lindstrom, RT Kaleb McGary
The Falcons’ offensive line has struggled early in the year.
They were already an underwhelming protection group in straight dropbacks, but they’ve been bullied more than expected. Atlanta may be looking to replace their quarterback, but that doesn’t mean the offensive line hasn’t been bad.
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11) Las Vegas Raiders
LT Kolton Miller, LG Dylan Parham, C Andre James, RG Greg Van Roten, RT Jermaine Eluemunor
Talent is important for an offensive line, but continuity is an often undervalued part of the process. Having the same man to your left and right is important because a player knows how that blocker gets off the ball, how he moves, and exactly where he’ll be and when he’ll be there.
The Las Vegas Raiders don’t have the same talent as teams higher on the list, but they do boast continuity. They also happen to have two impressive offensive tackles. Parham should take another step up in year two as well.
In their opener against the Denver Broncos, this unit was rock solid in pass protection. No quarterback was pressured less often than Jimmy Garoppolo against the Broncos. They followed that up with another outstanding effort against the formidable Bills.
Interestingly, Eluemunor and Thayer Munford have been splitting snaps over the past few weeks. It appears that the staff is trying to find the correct player on that side of the line, but each is playing relatively well.
12) Denver Broncos
LT Garett Bolles, LG Ben Powers, C Lloyd Cushenberry, RG Quinn Meinerz, RT Mike McGlinchey
It’s hard to be upset with the Broncos’ production thus far, considering who is dropping back to pass for them. The team’s recent wins over the last few weeks are indicative of this group starting to turn into their own.
13) Buffalo Bills
LT Dion Dawkins, LG Connor McGovern, C Mitch Morse, RG O’Cyrus Torrence, RT Spencer Brown
Dawkins is better than he’s given credit for, as is McGovern beside him. But the Buffalo Bills are putting tons of pressure on their young right side. Torrence is a rookie, and Brown is a third-year player who still might not be completely battle-tested.
However, the offensive line and Brown were exceptional against what could have been a devastating Raiders pass rush. Maxx Crosby only managed a few pressures and couldn’t get home to Josh Allen. It’s a group that should continue to improve.
14) Los Angeles Chargers
LT Rashawn Slater, LG Zion Johnson, C Will Clapp, RG Jamaree Salyer, RT Trey Pipkins
The Los Angeles Chargers’ offensive line bullied the Dolphins in Week 1, and they battled incredibly hard against the Tennessee Titans — arguably the most complete defensive front in the league. Since their strong showing though, the group hasn’t been nearly as effective.
15) Arizona Cardinals
LT D.J. Humphries, LG Elijah Wilkinson, C Hjalte Froholdt, RG Will Hernandez, RT Paris Johnson Jr.
Arizona bullied a fast Cowboys defense in Week 3, rushing for 222 yards while averaging what would be a good day through the air on the ground.
They showed out again in Week 4, this time from a deficit against the 49ers’ dominating defensive front. Froholdt has been outrageously productive at center. Since? This group has shown how inexperienced they are together.
16) San Francisco 49ers
LT Trent Williams, LG Aaron Banks, C Jake Brendel, RG Spencer Burford, RT Colton McKivitz
They are not a great unit on paper, but they were bullying teams on the front lines early in the season. They are a dominating run-blocking unit, and their pass protection often does enough to keep Brock Purdy off the turf.
But there have been times over the past few weeks where the lack of talent has hampered their offensive line in general.
17) Houston Texans
LT Laremy Tunsil, LG Tytus Howard, C Michael Deiter, RG Shaq Mason, RT George Fant
The Houston Texans did their best to surround C.J. Stroud with a competent OL, but the injury gods decided to smite them. Through three weeks, three of their offensive linemen have found themselves on IR. Josh Jones moved from left guard to left tackle in Week 2 to fill in for Tunsil, who has avoided IR but is yet to play.
Kendrick Green was also added to the injured reserve. But wait, there’s more! Howard is filling at left guard, so the Texans can do their best to field a competent fivesome on Sundays.
It’s been a revolving door along the line this year and’s started showing on game days.
18) New England Patriots
LT Trent Brown, LG Cole Strange, C David Andrews, RG Sidy Sow, RT Michael Onwenu
This group has looked good in some weeks (like their win vs. Buffalo) and really bad (shutout loss vs. Saints). Strange and Andrews are solid players but the revolving door at right guard and tackle has been the biggest problem. This group has played badly and it doesn’t look like they will get better anytime soon.
19) Green Bay Packers
LT Yosh Nijman, LG Elgton Jenkins, C Josh Myers, RG Jon Runyan Jr., RT Zach Tom
Despite the struggles of Jordan Love at QB and, at times, Walker at left tackle, the rest of the Packers front line have performed well so far in 2023.
Nijman replaced Rasheed Walker against the Minnesota Vikings, and it looks like he’ll remain there for the foreseeable future, considering how each player has looked while on the field.
20) Miami Dolphins
LT Kendall Lamm, LG Lester Cotton, C Connor Williams, RG Robert Hunt, RT Austin Jackson
Not having Terron Armstead or Isaiah Wynn changes the complexion of the Dolphins’ offensive line. Their loss in Philadelphia proved that. But because Tua Tagovailoa gets the ball out so quickly in Mike McDaniel’s offense, their issues are still mitigated.
21) Cincinnati Bengals
LT Orlando Brown Jr., LG Cordell Volson, C Ted Karras, RG Alex Cappa, RT Jonah Williams
The Cincinnati Bengals’ offensive line has been a bit underwhelming relative to expectations so far. Joe Burrow is finally healthy and this could make the group’s effectiveness improve drastically.
22) Los Angeles Rams
LT Alaric Jackson, LG Steve Avila, C Coleman Shelton, RG Kevin Dotson, RT Rob Havenstein
We (and the idiot writing this) may have to apologize to the Los Angeles Rams.
If they can keep up their offensive efforts, then all of the experimenting and musical chairs throughout the offseason was the correct choice. Jackson seems to be the right pick at left tackle, and moving Noteboom back to guard has made this offense better.
Dotson, who they traded for right before the season started, has filled in admirably as well.
23) Carolina Panthers
LT Ikem Ekwonu, LG Chandler Zavala, C Bradley Bozeman, RG Austin Corbett, RT Taylor Moton
There’s been a revolving door along this offensive line, especially on the interior. This group needs to improve with time and they will.
Ekwonu has been solid since his preseason blunders, but the interior could struggle for the foreseeable future. Getting Corbett back healthy is a great thing for the Panthers.
24) New York Jets
LT Mekhi Becton, LG Laken Tomlinson, C Joe Tippmann, RG Billy Turner, RT Max Mitchell
This group is in a state of flux. Duane Brown’s 21-day practice window is expected to open up, and Joe Tippmann’s status is unclear for Monday night against Los Angeles. They have already lost Alijah Vera-Tucker for the year and Connor McGovern is on IR. Four of the five starters expected in Week 1 are not in their expected spots.
Will the Jets move Becton back to right tackle once Brown returns to the field?
25) Pittsburgh Steelers
LT Dan Moore Jr., LG Isaac Seumalo, C Mason Cole, RG James Daniels, RT Chukwuma Okorafor
Broderick Jones has been a bright spot at times when he’s been given chances to play. Outside of him, the group has been relatively inconsistent.
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The guards are fine, but right tackle and center are both replaceable. The only question will be when Jones fully takes over at tackle.
26) New Orleans Saints
LT Andrus Peat, LG Max Garcia, C Erik McCoy, RG Cesar Ruiz, RT Ryan Ramczyk
After looking like a set of saloon doors over the first two weeks of the season, Penning has settled into the left tackle role. Ramczyk is still fantastic, but even he’s been beaten a few times in 2023. The guards are still entirely underwhelming, meaning McCoy is carrying the weight of most of the line on his shoulders entirely.
The Saints as a whole are a maddingly inconsistent team. Their offensive line is just another example.
27) Washington Commanders
LT Charles Leno Jr., LG Chris Paul, C Nick Gates, RG Sam Cosmi, RT Andrew Wylie
For all the trouble the offensive line has been in over the last few weeks, this group completely outclassed an Eagles pass rush that has been dominant all year. It’s an incredibly inconsistent group, but Sunday was a sign of good things to come.
28) Jacksonville Jaguars
LT Cam Robinson, LG Ezra Cleveland, C Luke Fortner, RG Brandon Scherff, RT Anton Harrison
This unit has been really bad. Ezra Cleveland should be a welcome addition after the deadline though. Robinson and Cleveland are a solid combo on the left side. Scherff and Fortner should improve but Harrison is the big question on the right side. This group should improve each week.
29) Seattle Seahawks
LT Charles Cross, LG Damien Lewis, C Evan Brown, RG Anthony Bradford, RT Stone Forsythe
Seattle continues to find ways when their offensive unit isn’t playing their best. Their offensive line hasn’t been atrocious, but they still have some major weaknesses – especially along the interior.
While relative performance is nice, it won’t have Seattle climbing up these rankings so far.
30) Tennessee Titans
LT Andre Dillard, LG Peter Skoronski, C Aaron Brewer, RG Daniel Brunskill, RT Chris Hubbard
The Titans’ offensive line was never going to take home any awards, but despite their low ranking, they’ve actually exceeded expectations. Peter Skoronski was one of the safest picks of the past few seasons, and he has lived up to the lofty expectations set for him. Their biggest issue is that Dillard has been a major free agency whiff.
31) Chicago Bears
LT Larry Borom, LG Cody Whitehair, C Lucas Patrick, RG Teven Jenkins, RT Darnell Wright
Losing Braxton Jones hasn’t been a fun experience for the Bears, but it’s been nice for the offense to get Jenkins back into the lineup. He was excellent in his return to action against Washington, even if it was in limited duty.
An injury to Nate Davis led to an offensive line shuffling.
32) New York Giants
LT Andrew Thomas, LG Ben Bredeson, C John Michael Schmitz, RG Mark Glowinski, RT Evan Neal
Between injuries and poor performances, it’s nearly impossible to keep up with the Giants’ offensive line at the moment. They continue to get more banged up than the week before, and their performance continues to suffer.
Maybe this is the week they’ll get healthy.
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