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    Best Offensive Lines in the NFL 2024: Where Do Jets, Cowboys, Bengals, Packers Rank After Drafting First-Round Linemen?

    Which teams boast the best offensive lines in the NFL? Here's how every OL stacks up after Round 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft.

    The best offensive lines in the NFL don’t simply have one or two high-end players — they’re above-average across all five OL positions and offer ample depth for when injuries inevitably strike. Offensive lines are only as strong as their weakest links.

    The 2024 NFL free agent period affected these rankings, and the 2024 NFL Draft will continue to alter them.

    How do the league’s offensive lines stack up right now?

    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.

    While they are losing future Hall of Famer center Jason Kelce to retirement, the Eagles’ front five remains the best in the NFL.

    Starting five: LT Jordan Mailata, LG Landon Dickerson, C Cam Jurgens, RG Tyler Steen, RT Lane Johnson

    Jurgens will shift from right guard to center, creating a void at RG that Steen could fill. Free agent signing Matt Hennessy will likely compete for that spot, while Philadelphia could draft another lineman on Day 2.

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    2) Detroit Lions

    Starting five: LT Taylor Decker, LG Graham Glasgow, C Frank Ragnow, RG Kevin Zeitler, RT Penei Sewell

    Offensive coordinator Ben Johnson will unexpectedly return to the Detroit Lions in 2024, giving the club’s run scheme a boost. Ragnow’s long-term health remains a concern, but the Lions have elite options at three of their five offensive line spots.

    Glasgow re-signed on a three-year pact and will shift to the left side to make room for Zeitler, who landed with Detroit after spending the past three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens.

    3) Cleveland Browns

    Starting five: LT Jedrick Wills Jr., LG Joel Bitonio, C Ethan Pocic, RG Wyatt Teller, RT Jack Conklin

    Few offensive lines dealt with as much adversity as the Cleveland Browns in 2023.

    Wills, Conklin, and OT3 Dawand Jones went down with season-ending injuries, forcing Cleveland to scramble at tackle while simultaneously rolling through multiple quarterbacks.

    How much will OL coach Bill Callahan’s absence affect this unit next season?

    4) Atlanta Falcons

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

    Lindstrom is the Atlanta Falcons‘ only OL superstar, but the Falcons are competent everywhere up front.

    Atlanta will move away from the Arthur Smith offense under new play-caller Zac Robinson, the former Los Angeles Rams QB coach who will install a Sean McVay-inspired attack in 2024.

    The Falcons’ OL continuity should help them overcome any processing issues as they work within a new scheme.

    5) Green Bay Packers

    Starting five: LT Rasheed Walker, LG Elgton Jenkins, C Josh Myers, RG Jorgan Morgan, RT Zach Tom

    The Green Bay Packers just keep managing to draft and develop offensive linemen. Every member of Green Bay’s starting five was an internal draft pick.

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    Morgan, the 25th overall pick on Thursday, will be the only first-round starter (if he makes the lineup).

    Franchise icon David Bakhtiari was released this offseason, allowing Walker to take over at left tackle full-time. Morgan could eventually see time on the blindside, but we’re projecting him to take over for Jon Runyan Jr. at right guard in his rookie season.

    6) Indianapolis Colts

    Starting five: LT Bernhard Raimann, LG Quenton Nelson, C Ryan Kelly, RG Will Fries, RT Braden Smith

    What a whirlwind two seasons for the Indianapolis Colts‘ offensive line. After playing like one of the NFL’s worst front fives in 2022, Indy’s OL rebounded to form in 2023. Raimann took a step forward, Nelson and Kelly were healthy again, and even Fries flashed.

    Second-year quarterback Anthony Richardson will have to learn how to protect himself better after missing nearly all of his rookie campaign with injuries, but the Colts’ front five shouldn’t be a concern.

    7) Kansas City Chiefs

    Starting five: LT Wanya Morris, LG Joe Thuney, C Creed Humphrey, RG Trey Smith, RT Jawaan Taylor

    The Kansas City Chiefs‘ interior offensive line remains as dominant as any G-C-G combo in the NFL. Humphrey and Smith are entering contract years, and the Chiefs may be unable to afford both players, especially with Thuney already at the top of the guard market.

    Donovan Smith was competent as Patrick Mahomes’ blindside protector and could return on another one-year deal. Taylor struggled in his K.C. debut, but his massive contract locks him on the Chiefs’ roster.

    8) Houston Texans

    Starting five: LT Laremy Tunsil, LG Kendrick Green, C Juice Scruggs, RG Shaq Mason, RT Tytus Howard

    While the Houston Texans‘ offensive line was devastated by injuries in 2023, this is a high-end unit at full strength. Tunsil is the NFL’s best non-Trent Williams left tackle, while Mason and Howard are solid on the right side.

    Green and Scruggs remain question marks but come with first- and second-round pedigrees, respectively. Eighth may seem high for a Texans OL that didn’t play at this level last season, but there’s a ton of upside here.

    9) Minnesota Vikings

    Starting five: LT Christian Darrisaw, LG Blake Brendel, C Garrett Bradbury, RG Ed Ingram, RT Brian O’Neill

    Darrisaw continued his ascension last season, forming an outstanding tackle duo with O’Neill. Ingram showed development after a disastrous rookie campaign, and the Minnesota Vikings finished third in pass-block win rate.

    Bradbury remains a concern, while Brendel is something of an unknown at left guard. Minnesota could yet re-sign Dalton Risner or draft a prospect to compete with Brendel.

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    10) Chicago Bears

    Starting five: LT Braxton Jones, LG Teven Jenkins, C Ryan Bates, RG Nate Davis, RT Darnell Wright

    The Chicago Bears have used every available method of player acquisition to bolster its offensive line. Wright and Jenkins were early-round draft picks, Jones was a late-round selection, Davis was a free agent signing, and Bates was a trade pickup.

    This group had trouble staying healthy last season but could ascend if injuries remain at bay in 2024.

    Bates, who has just a $5 million salary, represented a creative veteran solution to place in front of rookie Bears QB Caleb Williams. The Bears also added former Rams center Coleman Shelton as interior depth.

    11) Los Angeles Rams

    Starting five: LT Alaric Jackson, LG Jonah Jackson, C Steve Avila, RG Kevin Dotson, RT Rob Havenstein

    Matthew Stafford wants a pocket free from interior pressure, so the Los Angeles Rams ensured their guard depth chart was among the best in the NFL.

    Dotson, acquired for pennies on the dollar in a preseason trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers, returned on a three-year, $48 million contract, while the Rams gave Jackson $51 million over three years to play left guard. Avila will move to center after a productive rookie year at left guard.

    12) New York Jets

    Starting five: LT Tyron Smith, LG John Simpson, C Joe Tippmann, RG Alijah Vera-Tucker, RT Morgan Moses

    Gang Green’s offensive line was a disaster zone entering the offseason, so general manager Joe Douglas deserves credit for completely overhauling the unit.

    Smith and Moses have age and injury questions, which is why the New York Jets used their first-round pick on OT Olu Fashanu. Simpson was a reliable run blocker for the Ravens last season, while Tippmann showed flashes as his 2023 rookie campaign progressed.

    Aaron Rodgers has to be relieved at the noticeable improvement here.

    13) Cincinnati Bengals

    Starting five: LT Orlando Brown Jr., LG Cordell Volson, C Ted Karras, RG Alex Cappa, RT Trent Brown

    The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t been afraid to spend on its offensive line, signing Brown, Cappa, and Karras in free agency over the past three seasons.

    That approach didn’t end in 2024, as the Bengals agreed to terms with Trent Brown to play right tackle. Cincinnati then took a chance on high-upside Georgia tackle Amarius Mims at No. 18.

    Mims is as physically dominant as any prospect in the draft and will be able to develop behind Trent Brown for at least part of his rookie campaign.

    14) Los Angeles Chargers

    Starting five: LT Rashawn Slater, LG Zion Johnson, C Bradley Bozeman, RG Jamaree Salyer, RT Joe Alt

    The Jim Harbaugh-led Los Angeles Chargers had myriad offseason decisions on their desk, and finding a center was on the list. Corey Linsley is expected to retire due to a heart condition, so the Bolts grabbed Bozeman shortly after the Carolina Panthers released him.

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    Then, the Bolts passed on wide receiver help to select Alt with the fifth pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. While L.A.’s interior still has question marks, a Slater-Alt tackle combo could be among the league’s best by the end of 2024.

    15) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Starting five: LT Tristan Wirfs, LG Graham Barton, C Robert Hainsey, RG Cody Mauch, RT Luke Goedeke

    Finding two starting-caliber tackles is always a challenge, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers already have that down pat. Wirfs has been an All-Pro talent from Day 1, while Goedeke rapidly improved after moving from guard to RT in 2023.

    Tampa Bay added more interior talent in the first round, picking up Barton to play left guard. If Mauch can stake a step forward in his sophomore season, the Bucs could rapidly move up our offensive line rankings.

    16) Dallas Cowboys

    Starting five: LT Tyler Guyton, LG Tyler Smith, C Brock Hoffman, RG Zack Martin, RT Terence Steele

    The Dallas Cowboys lost critical pieces in LT Tyron Smith and C Tyler Biadasz during free agency. They started to rebuild their front five on Thursday night, trading back before selecting Guyton with the 29th pick.

    Guyton is viewed as a developmental prospect. However, Dallas’ OL could quickly rise in our rankings if he hits in Year 1. Tyler Smith earned second-team All-Pro honors in 2023, while Martin is a future Hall of Famer.

    17) Denver Broncos

    Starting five: LT Garett Bolles, LG Ben Powers, C Luke Wattenberg, RG Quinn Meinerz, RT Mike McGlinchey

    Sean Payton and Co. invested in the Denver Broncos‘ offensive line last offseason, inking Powers and McGlinchey to multi-year pacts. But they didn’t spend to retain center Lloyd Cushenberry, who departed the Broncos to sign a four-year deal with the Tennessee Titans.

    The Broncos may need to consider adding a tackle prospect in the middle rounds of the draft. Bolles has started 99 games over the past seven seasons but is 32 years old and entering a contract year.

    18) San Francisco 49ers

    Starting five: LT Trent Williams, LG Aaron Banks, C Jake Brendel, RG Jon Feliciano, RT Colton McKivitz

    Williams is still the best offensive lineman in the NFL — and the San Francisco 49ers would rank much lower if the future Hall of Famer weren’t installed at left tackle.

    San Francisco extended McKivitz this offseason, but they could look for upgrades along the interior in the 2024 NFL Draft.

    19) Buffalo Bills

    Starting five: LT Dion Dawkins, LG David Edwards, C Connor McGovern, RG O’Cyrus Torrence, RT Spencer Brown

    The Buffalo Bills cut center Mitch Morse and extended Edwards this offseason, intending to move McGovern from left guard to center while putting Edwards into the starting lineup.

    The Bills’ front five showed a lot of improvement in 2023, especially in run-blocking. Dawkins might be the most underrated left tackle in the NFL.

    20) Baltimore Ravens

    Starting five: LT Ronnie Stanley, LG Josh Jones, C Tyler Linderbaum, RG Ben Cleveland, RT Daniel Faalele

    Stanley is still effective when on the field, but constant injury issues have bounced him in and out of the Baltimore Ravens‘ starting lineup. It’s probably time for the Ravens to address left tackle while approaching Stanley about a potential pay cut.

    Linderbaum has been everything Baltimore hoped for and more after it selected him in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, but the players on either side of Linderbaum departed in free agency. Guard will be a concern for the Ravens until it’s addressed.

    21) Jacksonville Jaguars

    Starting five: LT Cam Robinson, LG Walker Little, C Mitch Morse, RG Brandon Scherff, RT Anton Harrison

    Morse went from Buffalo to Jacksonville this offseason, giving the Jaguars the veteran center they desperately needed after watching Luke Fortner struggle for two seasons.

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    Jacksonville’s offensive line — at its best — could be among the top units in the NFL. However, too many questions about injuries and ineffectiveness exist to rank this group any higher.

    22) Miami Dolphins

    Starting five: LT Terron Armstead, LG Isaiah Wynn, C Aaron Brewer, RG Robert Jones, RT Austin Jackson

    Armstead’s decision not to retire was a boon for the Miami Dolphins‘ offensive line, which needed all the help it could get after losing right guard Robert Hunt to free agency.

    Brewer’s mobility makes him a perfect fit for Mike McDaniel’s scheme, while Wynn played well at left guard before suffering a season-ending quadriceps injury in October.

    Former Eagles reserve Jack Driscoll gives the Dolphins valuable (and versatile) depth, but Miami will likely draft another lineman.

    23) New York Giants

    Starting five: LT Andrew Thomas, LG Jon Runyan Jr., C John Michael Schmitz, RG Jermaine Eluemunor, RT Evan Neal

    Thomas was his usual formidable self at left tackle, but a knee injury limited him to 10 starts and fewer than 600 snaps. If he can rebound, the New York Giants could have an above-average line after investing in free agency.

    Runyan and Eluemunor should raise the floor for New York’s offensive line. Both figure to line up at guard, as Giants management has suggested it’s not ready to move Neal — a former No. 7 overall pick — off right tackle just yet.

    24) Carolina Panthers

    Starting five: LT Ikem Ekwonu, LG Damien Lewis, C Austin Corbett, RG Robert Hunt, RT Taylor Moton

    The Carolina Panthers spent heavily in free agency to create a workable pocket for the 5’10” quarterback Bryce Young. That effort entailed making Hunt (five years, $100 million) and Lewis (four years, $53 million) the second and 13th-highest-paid guards in the NFL, respectively.

    Hunt and Lewis’ additions will push Corbett to center and lock in Ekwonu as a long-term left tackle despite thoughts he could eventually move to guard.

    25) Pittsburgh Steelers

    Starting five: LT Broderick Jones, LG Isaac Seumalo, C Nate Herbig, RG James Daniels, RT Troy Fautanu

    Although the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ offensive line has flashed, it still showed too many inconsistencies in 2023 to be ranked higher than No. 27.

    That could change if Jones — the Steelers’ first-round pick last year — takes a leap in his sophomore campaign and Fautanu looks like a competent blocker from the jump.

    However, Pittsburgh may also need a new center after partying ways with Mason Cole, a 34-game starter from 2022 to 2023, this offseason.

    26) Seattle Seahawks

    Starting five: LT Charles Cross, LG Laken Tomlinson, C Olu Oluwatimi, RG Anthony Bradford, RT Abraham Lucas

    While Cross and Lucas were injured in 2023, the Seattle Seahawks should still be excited about their long-term tackle prospects. Free agent signing George Fant gives the Seahawks ample depth in case Cross or Lucas go down again.

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    Bradford made 10 starts as a rookie last season and might be the Seahawks’ right guard moving forward. Oluwatimi, a 2023 fifth-rounder, could take over at center but will face competition from former Browns pivot Nick Harris.

    27) New Orleans Saints

    Starting five: LT Taliese Fuaga, LG Oli Udoh, C Erik McCoy, RG Cesar Ruiz, RT Ryan Ramczyk

    Adding an impact prospect like Fuaga should buoy the New Orleans Saints‘ offensive line, but this once-elite unit still has a lot of question marks.

    Although Ramcyzk was penciled in as New Orleans’ starting right tackle, knee issues may prevent him from playing in 2024. Udoh shouldn’t be starting in the NFL. And 2022 first-round pick Trevor Penning isn’t even if the Saints’ plans.

    28) Arizona Cardinals

    Starting five: LT Paris Johnson Jr., LG Evan Brown, C Hjalte Froholdt, RG Will Hernandez, RT Jonah Williams

    While Arizona’s offensive line was relatively anonymous, the unit put some excellent snaps on film last season. The Cardinals‘ rushing attack led the NFL in yards before contact per attempt (3.1) in 2023, signaling that the club’s OL was getting a push.

    Still, there will be changes next season. Arizona landed Williams, who will likely play right tackle, while Johnson, last year’s No. 6 overall pick, should slot in on Kyler Murray’s blindside. Brown has experience at guard and center — we’re projecting him to overtake Elijah Wilkinson at LG.

    29) Tennessee Titans

    Starting five: LT JC Latham, LG Peter Skoronski, C Lloyd Cushenberry, RG Daniel Brunskill, RT Dillon Radunz

    The Tennessee Titans picked a first-round offensive lineman for the second consecutive year and intend to play Latham — who played right tackle and guard at Alabama — at the blindside. With Skoronski and Cushenberry also on board, Tennessee is starting to rebuild up front.

    Of course, the Titans also added OL coach Bill Callahan, the father of new head coach Brian Callahan and arguably the greatest offensive line tutor in NFL history. Can he work a miracle on the right side of Tennessee’s line?

    30) New England Patriots

    Starting five: LT Chukwuma Okorafor, LG Cole Strange, C David Andrews, RG Sidy Sow, RT Michael Onwenu 

    Onwenu re-signed with the New England Patriots on a three-year, $57 million pact after perhaps not finding the market he sought in free agency. He and Sow, who showed flashes during his 2023 rookie season, could form a solid right side for the Pats.

    But Stange missed seven games with injuries last year, while Andrews is 31 and going into the final season of his contract. Okorafor is not an NFL-caliber left tackle, so we expect New England to pursue an upgrade on Day 2 of the draft.

    31) Washington Commanders

    Starting five: LT Braeden Daniels, LG Nick Allegretti, C Tyler Biadasz, RG Sam Cosmi, RT Andrew Wylie

    It was time for the Washington Commanders to start over up front. Washington cut left tackle Charles Leno Jr., arguably its best offensive lineman, earlier this offseason and had just two starting-level OLs — Cosmi and Wylie — on its roster entering free agency.

    Allegretti and Biadasz represented two high-floor, low-ceiling signings, but the Commanders still have a massive gap at left tackle.

    It’s hard to imagine Washington will feel comfortable with Daniels — a 2023 fourth-rounder who spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve — blocking for Jayden Daniels.

    32) Las Vegas Raiders

    Starting five: LT Kolton Miller, LG Cody Whitehair, C Andre James, RG Dylan Parham, RT Thayer Munford Jr.

    While Miller, Parham, and James are a decent base, the Las Vegas Raiders have question marks on the right side of their line.

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    Whitehair may no longer be an NFL starter, while Munford may need more development before replacing former right tackle Eluemunor on a full-time basis. Las Vegas passed on offensive line options to select TE Brock Bowers with the 13th pick on Thursday night.

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