Best Offensive Lines in the NFL 2023: Lions Surge as Health Returns While Cowboys and Chiefs Slide

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

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 the 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 much in these rankings, but players on injured reserve (IR) or PUP, which has already affected many offensive line units, will be.

With the regular season over, the lineups will revert to the projected starting five.

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, and the backfield helps push QB Jalen Hurts forward.

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) Baltimore Ravens

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

With a healthy Morgan Moses back in the lineup, the Baltimore Ravens’ offensive line is only behind the Eagles. Whether it be keeping QB Lamar Jackson clean in the pocket or running the ball down a defense’s throat, the Ravens’ line can do it all.

3) 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 is 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. It hasn’t been perfect, but it’s been significantly better than expected.

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This front five is a big reason why the Colts’ offensive attack has remained steady, even with inconsistent quarterback play. They are impressive in pass protection and the run game.

4) Detroit Lions

LT Taylor Decker, LG Jonah Jackson, C Frank Ragnow, RG Graham Glasgow, RT Penei Sewell

Penei Sewell against

Micah Parsons was one of the freakiest matchups of the season. As long as the Lions’ offensive line is intact, their offense will hum along. Jared Goff thrives with adequate pass protection, and the Lions’ run game is outstanding.

From left to right, there isn’t a single true weak link.

5) Minnesota Vikings

LT Christian Darrisaw, LG Dalton Risner, C Garrett Bradbury, RG Ed Ingram, RT Brian O’Neill

The Minnesota 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.

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The Vikings are a better pass-protecting team than they are at run blocking, but that’s not the worst thing in the world in a passing league.

6) Dallas Cowboys

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

Dallas has turned the corner since its abysmal showing against the San Francisco 49ers. Steele has been pretty terrible in pass protection on the right side, but this offensive line remains strong at the other four spots. Smith (LG) has rounded into a dominant interior blocker.

The Cowboys’ run-blocking hasn’t been as strong as we believed it would be, but they’ve ignored much of the duo and outside zone runs they’ve had success for in the past.

7) 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 supposed to be 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, but their QBs have made their lives more difficult.

Conklin is a fantastic player, but the franchise will have to find a place for Dawand Jones next season. He has been outstanding in relief of the veteran.

Bill Callahan deserves a massive amount of credit for the Browns’ offensive success despite losing both offensive tackles, their starting QB, and their superstar RB.

8) Green Bay Packers

LT Rasheed Walker, LG Elgton Jenkins, C Josh Myers, RG Jon Runyan Jr., RT Zach Tom

Zach Tom has been a revelation at right tackle. The rest of the offensive line is as impressive as Tom and has been a significant factor in Green Bay’s resurgence toward a possible playoff spot.

Josh Myers has been inconsistent at the professional level, but he is a talented player when he’s on. Rasheed Walker has survived as a very young player.

9) Atlanta Falcons

LT Jake Matthews, LG Matthew Bergeron, C Ryan Neuzil, RG Chris Lindstrom, RT Kaleb McGary

Nobody should be surprised to hear that the Falcons’ offensive line is better on the ground than they are in pass protection. They’re strong in play-action, but the traditional dropback game isn’t the strength of an Arthur Smith offense or the Falcons OL, save for Lindstrom, who is the second-best right guard in the NFL.

10) Los Angeles Rams

LT Alaric Jackson, LG Steve Avila, C Coleman Shelton, RG Kevin Dotson, RT Rob Havenstein

The Rams’ offensive line has grossly overperformed expectations, despite looking like an abject disaster before the season commenced. They made the right choice to go with Jackson at left tackle. Avila hasn’t been perfect as a rookie, but he’s been arguably the Rams’ second-best rookie in a class they hit a home run on.

Dotson took over for Joe Noteboom at right guard after three weeks, but an injury to Havenstein meant Noteboom got back onto the field at right tackle. However, Havenstein returned to the lineup in Week 11 against the Seahawks, and it was clear by Week 12 that his presence made a huge difference.

The Rams have run the ball extremely well this season, while also giving QB Matthew Stafford enough time to operate at his highest level since 2021.

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11) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

LT Tristan Wirfs, LG Aaron Stinnie, C Robert Hainsey, RG Cody Mauch, RT Luke Goedeke

It’s been amazing to see the Tampa Bay offensive line not just survive, but somewhat thrive this season. Tampa Bay still can’t run the football (which is why they fall outside of the top 10), but they’ve done a fine job protecting QB Baker Mayfield.

12) Las Vegas Raiders

LT Kolton Miller, LG Dylan Parham, C Andre James, RG Greg Van Roten, RT Jermaine Eluemunor

The Raiders offensive line might be one of the biggest surprises of the season. A unit that should have been horrific has been the opposite. The only thing keeping them from being a top-10 unit is their injury troubles, particularly regarding Kolton Miller.

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Greg Van Roten has been a big positive surprise himself, despite playing alongside multiple combinations in Las Vegas at center and right tackle.

13) Denver Broncos

LT Garett Bolles, LG Ben Powers, C Lloyd Cushenberry, RG Quinn Meinerz, RT Mike McGlinchey

The team’s recent wins over the middle of the season are indicative of this group turning into its own. It wasn’t always pretty — particularly for their well-compensated right tackle — but this unit got the job done.

14) Kansas City Chiefs

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

Everything is harder for the Kansas City offense, and the tackle position is a big reason for that issue. It’s always allowed a lot of pressure because of QB Patrick Mahomes’s freelance dropback nature, but things haven’t been outstanding in the run game for them, either.

15) San Francisco 49ers

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

After a few unnerving weeks and three consecutive losses, Williams’ return to the lineup sparked a resurgence for the offense and helped balance the line. The overall continuity we’ve seen from this unit has allowed them to perform at levels higher than their on-paper talent might suggest.

16) Buffalo Bills

LT Dion Dawkins, LG Connor McGovern, C Mitch Morse, RG O’Cyrus Torrence, RT Spencer Brown

Buffalo’s offensive line has done a much better job running the ball in 2023, and a lot of credit goes to the offensive line for that evolution.

17) New England Patriots

LT Vederian Lowe, LG Cole Strange, C David Andrews, RG Sidy Sow, RT Michael Onwenu

Brown returned from injury in Week 12 to play a dominant game against the Giants, but hasn’t been great since and was a healthy scratch in Week 17. Meanwhile, Strange has been good when healthy, and Andrews remains one of the more consistent centers in the league.

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Injuries have been the biggest issue surrounding the team. Onwenu has been outstanding at right guard and right tackle, once again, skyrocketing his upcoming free agency value.

18) Houston Texans

LT Laremy Tunsil, LG Kendrick Green, C Juice Scruggs, RG Shaq Mason, RT Charlie Heck

Sacks are a quarterback stat, but rookie QB C.J. Stroud is unbelievably impressive. His anticipation is otherworldly — especially for his age and experience level. His anticipation and mobility within the pocket and his ability to create keep them afloat.

Unfortunately, the injuries keep piling up for Houston. Scruggs played because of a season-ending injury to Tytus Howard. Heck replaced Fant at right tackle a few weeks ago, and Fant replaced Laremy Tunsil when injured during their Week 17 win against Tennesee.

19) Pittsburgh Steelers

LT Dan Moore Jr., LG Isaac Seumalo, C Mason Cole, RG James Daniels, RT Broderick Jones

Broderick Jones has helped revitalize the Steelers’ run game since the firing of OC Matt Canada, but there is only so much they can do with a poor offensive structure and Mitchell Trubisky under center. Seumalo returned to the lineup just one week after suffering a shoulder injury against Arizona.

20) Los Angeles Chargers

LT Rashawn Slater, LG Zion Johnson, C Brenden Jaimes, RG Jamaree Salyer, RT Trey Pipkins III

Los Angeles continues to disregard the right tackle position. The rest of the offensive line is playing well, but Pipkins has struggled to protect Herbert all season, and it has hurt the offense. Meanwhile, Johnson continues to struggle, and losing Corey Linsley to a freaky heart problem has destroyed their chances on the OL.

21) Cincinnati Bengals

LT Orlando Brown Jr., LG Cordell Volson, C Ted Karras, RG Alex Cappa, RT Jonah Williams

The Cincinnati Bengals’ offensive line was a bit underwhelming, relative to expectations. But still, they’re a physical bunch that can win with explosive power, which has made their run game more consistent. Being forced into true dropback situations becomes a difficulty, however.

22) Arizona Cardinals

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

The Cardinals’ offensive line got a boost when Trystan Colon replaced Carter O’Donnell. QB Kyler Murray isn’t necessarily the easiest quarterback to protect because of his creative nature, but Colon has played admirably. However, Johnson continues to look like a rookie.

D.J. Humphries left their Week 17 game, but his status remains unknown for Week 18.

23) Miami Dolphins

LT Terron Armstead, LG Lester Cotton, C Connor Williams, RG Robert Hunt, RT Austin Jackson

Miami’s offensive line has been a revolving door due to injuries — much like many of the teams ranking low on this list. Armstead is like a high school relationship. He is on again and off again, which has been a consistent theme of his career.

Jackson has been fantastic on the right side of the offensive line, earning a nice second contract.

24) Chicago Bears

LT Braxton Jones, LG Teven Jenkins, C Cody Whitehair, RG Nate Davis, RT Darnell Wright

The Chicago Bears’ offensive line is probably in the best spot it’s been over the past two seasons, but that means little when comparing them to the rest of the league. Still, some units are worse.

25) Washington Commanders

LT Cornelius Lucas, LG Saahdiq Charles, C Nick Gates, RG Sam Cosmi, RT Andrew Wylie

The Commanders’ offensive line is a tough bunch to predict. One week, they’re dominating against an Eagles front that boasts waves of potent pass-rushers, and the next week they’re parting the Red Sea for defenders to attack QB Sam Howell.

26) New Orleans Saints

LT Andrus Peat, LG James Hurst, C Erik McCoy, RG Cesar Ruiz, RT Ryan Ramczyk

The New Orleans Saints, as a whole, are a maddeningly inconsistent team. Their offensive line is just another example. Playing Peat at tackle is the definition of failing up.

However, he’s been better at tackle than he was at guard, and he’s certainly better than their other options at the position. This is a problem, considering they recently used a first-round pick on OT Trevor Penning.

27) Seattle Seahawks

LT Charles Cross, LG Damien Lewis, C Evan Brown, RG Anthony Bradford, RT Abraham Lucas

Seattle continued to find ways to compete when its offensive unit wasn’t playing its best. Their offensive line hasn’t been atrocious, but they still have some major weaknesses — especially along the interior.

28) Jacksonville Jaguars

LT Cam Robinson, LG Ezra Cleveland, C Luke Fortner, RG Brandon Scherff, RT Anton Harrison

If there was ever an example of why changing offensive line positions in the middle of a season can lead to injury, it’s the Jacksonville offense. Walker Little moved to left tackle and injured his hamstring, and Ezra Cleveland tried filling in for him but suffered a knee injury.

Luckily, Cleveland’s injury wasn’t too serious, and Robinson returned to the left tackle spot.

29) Carolina Panthers

LT Ikem Ekwonu, LG Brady Christensen, C Bradley Bozeman, RG Austin Corbett, RT Taylor Moton

Ekwonu has been a roller coaster in his second season, and Zavala returned in Week 11 but was exploited against the Cowboys by looping defensive linemen. He was injured again in Week 12.

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Meanwhile, Moton has been about the only steady presence on the front line. The offense is so bad that HC Frank Reich didn’t make it a full season, but things won’t improve in his absence, either. Their interior has been a revolving door of injuries.

30) New York Jets

LT Mekhi Becton, LG Laken Tomlinson, C Joe Tippmann, RG Alijah Vera-Tucker, RT Carter Warren

Things are not great for the New York offensive line. Although quarterback play has been an issue, the Jets’ offensive line struggles have played a role in that particular problem.

31) New York Giants

LT Andrew Thomas, LG Justin Pugh, C John Michael Schmitz, RG Ben Bredeson, RT Evan Neal

The injuries have slowed down for the “G-Men,” but their performance remains some of the worst in the NFL. They struggle from left to right, aside from Thomas at left tackle. However, Pugh off of the couch has been better than anything else New York tried at guard before his arrival.

32) Tennessee Titans

LT Jaelyn Duncan, LG Peter Skoronski, C Aaron Brewer, RG Daniel Brunskill, RT Dillon Radunz

Tennessee’s offensive line was never going to take home any awards — but no unit was worse. 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 Andre Dillard has been a major free agency whiff. Still, every non-Skoronski lineman is replaceable. Rotating offensive linemen is never a good decision, and that’s exactly what the Titans are doing on the left side with Duncan and Dillard.

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