Although wide receivers and quarterbacks are often taking up the headlines and the reasoning behind a lot of bookmaker sign-up offers, it is not just them who matter.
The whole team of offensive linemen is the key to the consistent successes of NFL teams.
Last year there were so many potential ways the season could go and so many outcomes, but it ended with the Rams and Bengals facing off. Now, in 2022-2023 we see much opportunity again, and once more, we have no idea what will happen next.
With so many options and variety, we turn to the offensive lineups. While a team needs a solid defense to stop their opponent from scoring, a good defense is pretty much pointless if the offensive lineup is not good enough to break through the opposition.
So, which line-ups are the best this year?
The Best Offensive Line-Ups
None of us will know where to be betting if we don’t know which teams are flying high on the best offensive lineups.
We need to know who has the best team and which offensive lines are going to be headlining the papers this year.
We have collected everything you need to know right here so you make the best betting choices from the very start.
1) Philadelphia Eagles
Heading everything off is the Eagles. They have a legendary starting five in Jordan Mailata, Jason Kelce, Landon Dickerson, Lane Johnson, and Isaac Seumalo. Their sixth man is Jack Driscoll.
They are transitioning well along their offensive line since Brandon Brooks retired in the off-season, Kelce will probably do the same this coming year; however, they can still be elite on the front.
Mailata was PFF’s 3rd highest-graded offensive tackle in the last season, but Lane Johnson was not far behind him.
Kelce is still seen as being one of the best centers in the game, and he helped the Eagles to pick out his replacement.
Brook’s retirement should not be a major issue for the teams, really, not since he only played 96 snaps in the last season.
Out of the whole offensive lineup, the biggest unknown is Isaac Seumalo; he played well in minimal snaps last year, so we can only wait and see what he will bring.
2) Cleveland Browns
Just behind the Eagles are the Browns. Their line-up is pretty solid, with a good starting five in: Nick Harris, Jack Conklin, Jedrick Wills, Wyatt Teller, and Joel Bitonio. Their sixth is also good with Blake Hance.
They have returned 4 out of the 5 starters that were the best run-blocking line in the league as per FO’s yard metric. However, with J.C. Tretter being lost, there is still some room for wondering.
Nick Harris is the projected starter, but he did not play much in terms of snaps last year. Conklin is the hopeful from the team, but Jedrick Wills would also be another hopeful, as he did allow 5-sacks the previous season.
If Harris can play well this year as a starter and the Browns have fewer injuries, it could be a good year to be a Brown!
3) Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs look good, but when have they not recently, always in leading lists for the last few years. Their starting five are also great; Joe Thuney, Lucas Niang, Orlando Brown, Trey Smith, and Creed Humphrey, with Andrew Wylie as the sixth.
Last season, the Chiefs totally remade their offensive lineup, and it did them good, with them showing up on the leaderboards of each list.
They did well with Thuney, who is their expensive guard and got the highest PFF pass block of any lineman, as he only allowed 17 pressures.
Brown was a solid left tackle, as always, and Smith played well in his rookie season, so he is a major hopeful for the Chiefs.
Maybe they will see the Super Bowl this year?
4) Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens actually have a pretty solid lineup. With Ronnie Stanley, Kevin Zeitler, Tyre Phillips, Morgan Moses, and Tyler Linderbaum, not forgetting Patrick Mekari as the sixth man.
Our biggest wonder is if Ronnie Stanley can actually stay healthy. He has played only 380 snaps over the last 2 seasons, but last time he was at full health, he managed to earn the second-best BFF grade in all offensive tackles.
Linderbaum is a hopeful, being the highest graded center in college football over the last two years.
Maybe the Ravens can get higher up the scoreboard this time around?
5) New England Patriots
The Patriots also look pretty hot on the offense this year. Their line-up is looking good with Isaiah Wynn, David Andrews, Michael Onwenu, Trent Brown, and Cole Strange, with James Ferentz as the sixth.
They traded Shaq Mason and drafted Cole Strange, which may have seemed to be an odd move, but Strange is a pretty good prospect.
They are a good team, with Andrews only allowing 1 sack in 1,149 snaps last season and Onwenu ranking 3rd in guards the previous season.
Wynn is the only questionable starter, but the rest of the team makes up for it.
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