Best Offensive Lines in the NFL 2023: Dolphins and Packers Units Rise While Falcons Tumble

    The best offensive lines in the NFL are ones without significant flaws. Which units are able to compete alongside the Eagles, Browns, and Falcons?

    Determining which team fielded the best offensive line in the NFL is often a difficult question. High-end talent is important, but given that the offensive line is a weak-link position where even 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 will not be worried about in these rankings, but players on Injured Reserve or PUP will not be used in the rankings, which could change things.

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    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 dawg.

    • LT Jordan Mailata, LG Landon Dickerson, C Jason Kelce, RG Cam Jurgens, RT Lane Johnson

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    Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots defense seemed to have the Eagles’ number defending the run in Week 1. However, with so much talent and multiple years of evidence suggesting the Eagles’ OL is the best in the NFL, it’s not yet time to hit any panic buttons.

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    2) 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 hurts the product here. However, the Cleveland Browns offensive line remains a punishing run-blocking unit from left to right. Additionally, they’ve survived fine in pass protection, although their QB makes their lives more difficult.

    3) Detroit Lions

    • LT Taylor Decker, LG Jonah Jackson, C Frank Ragnow, RG Halapoulivaati Vaitai, 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.

    4) Dallas Cowboys

    • LT Tyron Smith, LG Chuma Edoga, C Tyler Biadasz, RG Zack Martin, RT Terence Steele

    Despite facing two outrageous New York defensive fronts, the Dallas Cowboys’ offensive line has played splendidly. With Tyron Smith returning to action soon, this unit could be devastating if fully healthy for a good stretch of the season.

    5) Baltimore Ravens

    • LT Ronnie Stanley, LG John Simpson, C Tyler Linderbaum, RG Kevin Zeitler, RT Morgan Moses

    The Baltimore Ravens’ offensive line survived even with Stanley and Linderbaum on the mend against Cincinnati. But as long as they avoid IR, they’ll stay in the starting lineup for the list’s purposes. Despite turnovers from Jackson in Week 3, the Ravens’ OL continues to play well.

    6) Green Bay Packers

    • LT David Bakhtiari, LG Elgton Jenkins, C Josh Myers, RG Jon Runyan Jr., RT Zach Tom

    Although the Chicago Bears are technically a professional football team, their defensive line never stood a chance against the Green Bay Packers front five. Green Bay has protected Jordan Love about as well as any unit has their QB in 2023, a nice accomplishment with an inexperienced starter. 

    7) 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 realistically be better in year two as well.

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    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, this time against the Bills. 

    8) Miami Dolphins

    • LT Terron Armstead, LG Isaiah Wynn, C Connor Williams, RG Robert Hunt, RT Austin Jackson

    The Miami Dolphins could be even higher on this list, considering their performance to date, but the snapping issues from center Connor Williams feel like a disaster waiting to happen.

    9) 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 for 2023. Their young and athletic left tackle has been outstanding so far. Likewise, an underwhelming name in Will Fries has stepped up in a big way through two weeks.

    10) Atlanta Falcons

    • LT Jake Matthews, LG Matthew Bergeron, C Drew Dalman, RG Chris Lindstrom, RT Kaleb McGary

    The Atlanta Falcons offensive line has struggled so far through three games.

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    They were already an underwhelming protection group in straight dropbacks, but they’ve been bullied more than expected in the first three weeks.

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    11) Kansas City Chiefs

    • LT Donovan Smith, LG Joe Thuney, C Creed Humphrey, RG Trey Smith, RT Jawaan Taylor

    Jawaan Taylor might have the record for penalties in a season already, and Donovan Smith has had one good day and one bad day at the office as a Chief. The tackle play remains questionable through Week 3, but the interior is still tops in the league.

    12) Los Angeles Chargers

    • LT Rashawn Slater, LG Zion Johnson, C Corey Linsley, RG Jamaree Salyer, RT Trey Pipkins

    The Los Angeles Chargers’ offensive line bullied the Dolphins in Week 1, and they battled incredibly hard against arguably the most complete defensive front in the league against the Titans. The Vikings front didn’t stand a chance against the Chargers in Week 3. 

    13) 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 Denver Broncos’ production thus far, considering who is dropping back to pass for them. They battled against a talented Washington Commanders defensive front, and it wasn’t really until the fourth quarter that the Commanders’ unit started having some success.

    14) Minnesota Vikings

    • LT Christian Darrisaw, LG Ezra Cleveland, 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 is good. Their only true sore spot is at right guard, where Ed Ingram is still taking lumps during his development.

    15) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    • LT Tristan Wirfs, LG Matt Feiler, C Robert Hainsey, RG Cody Mauch, RT Luke Goedeke

    The hope surrounding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers locally was scoffed at this offseason, but their offensive line and Baker Mayfield have put together a few solid performances to start the season.

    16) Carolina Panthers

    • LT Ikem Ekwonu, LG Chandler Zavala, C Bradley Bozeman, RG Cade Maye, RT Taylor Moton

    Brady Christensen heads to IR, Zavala flipped to the left side, and Maye stepped in at right guard.

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    Ekwonu has been good since his preseason blunders, but the interior could be a struggle for the foreseeable future.

    17) New England Patriots

    • LT Trent Brown, LG Cole Strange, C David Andrews, RG Michael Onwenu, RT Calvin Anderson

    Vederian Lowe stepped in admirably for Brown in Week 2. Calvin Anderson hasn’t been great on the other side, but the New England Patriots survived pass-rushing onslaughts through two weeks. Lowe flipped sides in Week 3 and struggled. Week 4 against the Cowboys could yield a similar fate.

    18) 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’s calf injury could further exemplify their struggles if he’s unable to be the magician he has become. 

    19) 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 a ton of pressure on their right side, which is very young. Torrence is a rookie, and Brown is a third-year player who still might not be completely ready for the big stage.

    However the offensive line, and Brown in particular, had themselves a good day against what could have been a devastating Raiders’ pass rush. Maxx Crosby only managed a few pressures and couldn’t get home against Allen.

    They followed that performance with another great showing against Washington in Week 3.

    20) Los Angeles Rams

    • LT Alaric Jackson, LG Steve Avila, C Coleman Shelton, RG Joe Noteboom, RT Rob Havenstein

    We (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 throughout the offseason and all of the musical chairs was the correct choice.

    21) New York Jets

    • LT Mekhi Becton, LG Laken Tomlinson, C Connor McGovern, RG Joe Tippman, RT Alijah Vera-Tucker

    Losing Duane Brown hurts in multiple ways. Moving Becton to the left side could be a struggle, Vera-Tucker has to slide to the outside, and Joe Tippman has to play out of position at guard, when it already appeared he needed to be inserted at center for a struggling Connor McGovern.


    22) Pittsburgh Steelers

    • LT Dan Moore Jr., LG Isaac Seumalo, C Mason Cole, RG James Daniels, RT Chukwuma Okorafor

    At some point, it might be time to give Broderick Jones a baptism of fire. Moore hasn’t had the easiest matchups so far, going against Nick Bosa and Myles Garrett, but it’s not easy seeing a team draft an OT in Round 1 only to play an underperforming one ahead of him.

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    The guards are fine, but right tackle and center are both replaceable.

    23) Arizona Cardinals

    • LT D.J. Humphries, LG Elijah Wilkinson, C Hjalte Froholdt, RG Will Hernandez, RT Paris Johnson Jr.

    Playing Paris Johnson Jr. at tackle instead of guard is absolutely the correct decision. There is no reason to stunt his development on the outside in a lost season trying to field the best five.

    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.

    24) Houston Texans

    • LT Laremy Tunsil, LG Kendrick Green, C Jarrett Patterson, 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.

    Then Jones also ended up on the injury report heading into Week 4. So if you’re keeping track at home the starting left tackle, right tackle, and backup left tackle are all injured. Nevertheless, C.J. Stroud perseveres.

    25) Jacksonville Jaguars

    • LT Walker Little, LG Ben Bartch, C Luke Fortner, RG Brandon Scherff, RT Anton Harrison

    This unit has been really bad so far. Anton Harrison was always going to be a developmental piece and may only be playing until Cam Robinson’s suspension is lifted. But the rest of the unit, particularly on the interior, has been worse than their already muted expectations.

    26) San Francisco 49ers

    • LT Trent Williams, LG Aaron Banks, C Jake Brendel, RG Spencer Burford, RT Colton McKivitz

    Christian McCaffrey won the FedEx Ground Player of the Week in each of the first two weeks, but this pass-protecting unit has been a problem.

    27) New Orleans Saints

    • LT Trevor Penning, LG James Hurst, C Erik McCoy, RG Cesar Ruiz, RT Ryan Ramczyk

    Penning has been a saloon door in an old Western. Outlaws are blasting through them with ease and sacking the place. No matter where Derek Carr goes, bad offensive line play seems to follow him.

    This begs the question…

    28) Washington Commanders

    • LT Charles Leno Jr., LG Saahdiq Charles, C Nick Gates, RG Sam Cosmi, RT Andrew Wylie

    The Washington Commanders’ offensive line performance in 2021 probably surprised their mothers. An offensive line lacking any high-end talent played incredibly well. But they came back down to earth a season ago and likely drop from there in 2023.

    The Commanders are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Their QB holds the ball for an eternity, and their offensive line is not good.

    29) New York Giants

    • LT Andrew Thomas, LG Ben Bredeson, C John Michael Schmitz, RG Mark Glowinski, RT Evan Neal

    It appears as though Neal did not necessarily improve from year one to year two. Additionally, center Schmitz struggled to snap the ball and block for Daniel Jones in his rookie debut in Week 1. Meanwhile, Glowinski is just… there. At least Thomas is there.

    30) Seattle Seahawks

    • LT Charles Cross, LG Damien Lewis, C Evan Brown, RG Phil Haynes, RT Jake Curhan

    Kudos are in order for the backup offensive tackles that took the field for the Seattle Seahawks in Weeks 2 and 3. Stone Forsythe was great on the left side against a solid Detroit Lions rush, and Curhan survived the Aidan Hutchinson attack.

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    While relative performance is nice, it won’t have Seattle climbing their way in these rankings.

    31) Tennessee Titans

    • LT Andre Dillard, LG Peter Skoronski, C Aaron Brewer, RG Daniel Brunskill, RT Chris Hubbard

    The Tennessee Titans offensive line played better than anticipated through two weeks of play, but they must somehow play stronger than their ability would suggest if the Titans’ offense wants to find any kind of consistency in the passing attack. 

    32) Chicago Bears

    • LT Larry Borom, LG Cody Whitehair, C Lucas Patrick, RG Nate Davis, RT Darnell Wright

    Just cancel the season. An already bad offensive line lost their two best players to IR. It must be so excruciatingly exhausting to be a Chicago Bears fan.

    Dalton Miller is Pro Football Network’s Lead NFL Analyst. You can read all of Dalton’s work here and follow him on Twitter: @daltonbmiller.

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