Best Offensive Lines in the NFL 2023: Eagles, Browns, and Lions Battle Atop Rankings

Which team boasts the best offensive line in the NFL? Here's how the league's front fives rank heading into 2023.

Best Offensive Lines in the NFL 2023: Eagles, Browns, and Lions Battle Atop Rankings

Determining which team fielded the best offensive line in the NFL is often a difficult question. High-end talent is important, but given the offensive line is a weak-link position where even one poor spot can result in disaster, depth is just as critical.

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Outstanding at both pass and run blocking, the Philadelphia Eagles’ offensive line has held the top spot in our rankings since the 2022 preseason. Even after some minor turnover, the Eagles are still No. 1 heading into the 2023 campaign.

Right tackle Lane Johnson and center Jason Kelce are arguably the two best players at their positions in the NFL, while Jordan Mailata is a top-10 offensive tackle. Philadelphia lost right guard Isaac Seumalo in free agency, but they had already prepared for his defection by drafting Cam Jurgens in the second round of last year’s draft.

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2) Cleveland Browns

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

Teller and Bitonio represent the No. 1 guard tandem in the league, while Pocic was a welcome surprise at center. Cleveland boasted one of the NFL’s most efficient run games in 2022, and the front five was a critical part of that effort.

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After the Browns re-signed Pocic, extended Conklin, and exercised Willis’ fifth-year option, all five members of their offensive line are under contract through at least 2024. That level of continuity — and the presence of elite OL coach Bill Callahan — should keep Cleveland near the top of our rankings for the foreseeable future.

3) Detroit Lions

  • LT Taylor Decker, LG Jonah Jackson, C Frank Ragnow, RG Halapoulivaati Vaitai, RT Penei Sewell

Aside from the Eagles, the Lions have the best offensive tackle combination in the NFL. Decker is a steady presence at left tackle, while Sewell would likely be a premier blindside protector if Decker weren’t around. Vaitai is a question at right guard after missing the entire 2022 season, but Graham Glasgow and Logan Stenberg are on Detroit’s roster as depth pieces if Vaitai goes down again.

4) Kansas City Chiefs

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

The Chiefs’ uber-impressive interior of Thuney, Humphrey, and Smith will remain a constant for the third straight year, but Kansas City has completely revamped its offensive tackle situation.

Orlando Brown Jr. is gone after signing a multi-year deal with the Bengals, while Andrew Wylie joined the Commanders. Taylor, who inked a four-year, $80 million deal over the offseason, was originally scheduled to move to left tackle, but Smith should hold down Patrick Mahomes’ blindside after joining the Chiefs on a one-year pact in May.

5) Dallas Cowboys

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

The Cowboys may no longer have the best offensive line in the NFL, but they’re still a top-five unit in our book. Tyron Smith and Martin are future Hall of Famers, while Tyler Smith — who will shift inside to guard — was incredibly impressive during his rookie season. Steele is an underrated tackle whom Dallas will likely sign to an extension in 2024 once Tyron Smith’s contract expires.

6) Baltimore Ravens

  • LT Ronnie Stanley, LG Ben Cleveland, C Tyler Linderbaum, RG Kevin Zeitler, RT Morgan Moses

Lamar Jackson is officially back with the Ravens, and he’ll return to virtually the same line that ranked first in run-block win rate last season. The only new starter is Cleveland, who started five games over his first two NFL campaigns but will now take over on a full-time basis after Ben Powers left for the Broncos.

Stanley remains an injury risk after missing 32 games over the past three seasons, while Zeitler and Moses are both on the wrong side of 30 years old. However, Baltimore now has decent OL depth in Patrick Mekari and Daniel Faalele, both of whom saw starting action a year ago.

7) Atlanta Falcons

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

The Falcons offered the league’s most surprising OL performance in 2022. Admittedly, Atlanta’s run-heavy offensive scheme and prevalent use of play action in the passing game often made it easy on the team’s line.

But Lindstrom was a second-team All-Pro, and McGary earned himself a significant free agent contract. Second-round rookie Bergeron could be an upgrade over Matt Hennessy, the weak link of Atlanta’s line last year.

8) Green Bay Packers

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

Bakhtiari remained excellent when he was on the field, although injury setbacks limited him to 11 games. He’ll be back in 2023 after restructuring his contract, as will Jenkins, who became the NFL’s third-highest-paid guard after inking an extension with the Packers.

Seven Green Bay linemen played at least 400 snaps in 2022, so the club now has plenty of experienced players to act as depth. Right tackle remains a question. Tom, who played four positions during his rookie campaign, could settle in there, but Yosh Nijman is also a candidate to hold down that spot.

9) San Francisco 49ers

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

Banks, Brendel, and Burford had three career NFL starts to their name (all Brendel’s) heading into 2022, but the 49ers somehow made it work. They’ll be adding yet another new, inexperienced face in the form of McKivitz, who will take over for Mike McGlinchey at right tackle. Of course, things are a lot easier when you have Williams — the best lineman in the sport — at left tackle.

10) Minnesota Vikings

  • LT Christian Darrisaw, LG Ezra Cleveland, C Garrett Bradbury, RG Ed Ingram, RT Brian O’Neill

Credit to first-year Vikings OL coach Chris Kuper, who got the best performance out of a Minnesota line in years. Darrisaw and O’Neill look like a long-term tackle pairing, but the Vikings will need to monitor guard, where Ingram gave up more pressures than any lineman in the league. An interior offensive lineman could be at the top of Minnesota’s list of needs as soon as 2024.

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Best Offensive Lines in the NFL 2023: Eagles, Browns, and Lions Battle Atop Rankings

11) Denver Broncos

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

Strong offensive lines were a focal point of Sean Payton’s tenure in New Orleans, and the front five will be top of mind in Denver, as well. No team made more of an intentional effort to improve their OL over the offseason than the Broncos, who will rank sixth in offensive line spending in 2023.

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Powers and McGlinchey are both better run blockers than pass protectors, potentially signaling that Denver will move to a run-heavy offense next season. Bolles (injury) and Cushenberry (ineffectiveness) both need to rebound after subpar seasons in 2022.

12) Los Angeles Chargers

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

LA’s offensive line missed Slater for most of last season, but his injury allowed the Chargers to get a look at sixth-round rookie Salyer, who will now be plugged in at left guard. Linsley is a wizard at center, and the downgrade to backup Will Clapp was obvious when Linsley was sidelined for a few games in 2022. Johnson wasn’t a plug-and-play guard after being selected in the first round, but he’s got nowhere to go but up.

13) Cincinnati Bengals

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

Brown will move from one AFC contender to another after leaving the Chiefs for the Bengals over the offseason. His addition forced Williams to right tackle, who initially requested a trade after being asked to change positions but now appears likely to stick on Cincinnati’s roster.

The Bengals should finally have ample OL depth in former second-rounder Jackson Carman, Max Scharping, and Cody Ford, but La’el Collins is likely to be released after dealing with multiple injuries in 2022.

14) Chicago Bears

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

After stealing Jones in the fifth round of the 2022 draft, the Bears didn’t waste any time in finding him a running mate by making Wright the 10th overall pick in 2023. Davis should give Chicago stability at right guard after coming over from the Titans, while Jenkins — previously approaching bust status at tackle — was much more consistent as a guard.

15) Carolina Panthers

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

Carolina will bring back all five of its starters in 2023, including Bozeman, who shined down the stretch and then re-signed with the Panthers. Ekwonu went through some growing pains but looks like a long-term starter. Guards Christensen (broken ankle) and Corbett (torn ACL) both suffered injuries near the end of last season, so their recoveries will be worth monitoring.

16) Pittsburgh Steelers

  • LT Broderick Jones, LG Isaac Seumalo, C Mason Cole, RG James Daniels, RT Chukwuma Okorafor

The Steelers quietly rebuilt the interior of their offensive line over the past two offseasons, as Seumalo, Cole, and Daniels all signed multi-year deals worth less than $9 million annually. Then, Pittsburgh moved ahead of the Jets in the 2023 draft to grab Jones, the best tackle prospect remaining on the board. He should represent an immediate upgrade over Dan Moore Jr., the Steelers’ LT for the past two years.

17) New England Patriots

  • LT Trent Brown, LG Cole Strange, C David Andrews, RG Michael Onwenu, RT Riley Reiff

Brown has typically been a reliable tackle, but he gave up more pressures (39) and sacks (eight) than any Patriots lineman last year. Strange is still figuring things out after advancing from FCS Chattanooga, but Onwenu thrived after finally being allowed to stick at one position. Reiff shouldn’t be an NFL starter at this point in his career.

18) Las Vegas Raiders

  • LT Kolton Miller, LG Dylan Parham, C Andre James, RG Alex Bars, RT Jermaine Eluemunor

The Raiders steadily climbed our offensive line rankings last season as they figured out the combination they liked best up front. Still, I would have liked to see Las Vegas invest more resources in their OL over the offseason. Bars isn’t a starting-caliber guard, while Eluemunor could have been a one-year wonder. Miller and Parham are solid on the left side, but center to right guard could become a problem for the Raiders.

19) Houston Texans

  • LT Laremy Tunsil, LG Kenyon Green, C Juice Scruggs, RG Shaq Mason, RT Tytus Howard

C.J. Stroud didn’t perform well under pressure at Ohio State, but Houston’s offensive line could help mitigate that problem. Tunsil is still playing like a top-five offensive tackle, while trade acquisition Mason is as steady as they come.

Green, the 15th pick of the 2022 draft, has better play in him than he showed during his rookie season. Scruggs, the No. 175 player on PFN’s Industry Consensus Board, was overdrafted in the second round.

20) Seattle Seahawks

  • LT Charles Cross, LG Damien Lewis, C Evan Brown, RG Phil Haynes, RT Abraham Lucas

John Schneider’s 2022 draft class was an absolute home run, and rookie tackles Cross and Lucas were key pieces of that effort. Both had their ups and downs throughout the year, but Seattle may have found its bookends for the next decade.

Lewis remains underrated at left guard, while Brown should be an improvement over 2022 center Austin Blythe, who retired during the offseason. Haynes, who has started just five career games, remains a question mark.

21) New Orleans Saints

  • LT Trevor Penning, LG Andrus Peat, C Erik McCoy, RG Cesar Ruiz, RT Ryan Ramczyk

After starting just a single game in his rookie season, Penning will be Derek Carr’s blindside protector in 2022. Ramczyk remains a constant at right tackle, but Peat and Ruiz have struggled in recent years. This is a high-ceiling, low-floor offensive line that could either get back to the Saints’ fronts of old or crater next season.

22) Buffalo Bills

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

Dawkins was the only above-average member of Buffalo’s offensive line last season. The Bills added reinforcements along the interior — where they were greatly needed — by signing McGovern and drafting Torrence, both of whom could signal that Buffalo wanted to get better at run blocking moving forward. Brown needs to become more consistent at right tackle or risk being replaced in 2024.

23) Miami Dolphins

  • LT Terron Armstead, LG Liam Eichenberg, C Connor Williams, RG Robert Hunt, RT Austin Jackson

Armstead missed his customary time with injuries, but he was outstanding when he was available to play. Fellow free agent signing Williams also showed out while transitioning from guard to center.

Somewhat surprisingly, the Dolphins didn’t add any competition for a line that could use the help, especially at left guard and right tackle. Miami could still be a destination for a free agent like Dalton Risner, who is still available on the open market as of May.

24) Indianapolis Colts

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

Nelson remains one of the best guards in the NFL, while Smith is a consistent presence at right tackle. But Raimann is still something of an unknown, Kelly struggled in 2022 and was the subject of trade rumors, and right guard remains a black hole.

Fourth-round rookie Blake Freeland could slot in as a starter at some point next season, but there are too many questions in Indy for this unit to be rated any higher.

25) Jacksonville Jaguars

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

The Jaguars’ offensive tackle situation was decimated this offseason when Jawaan Taylor signed with the Chiefs and Cam Robinson earned a PED ban. It’s unclear how long Robinson will be suspended, but Little looks like the favorite to start at left tackle. How Fortner progresses in his sophomore campaign and how Harrison plays as a rookie will control how far this line can go.

26) Washington Commanders

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

Although Washington made a concerted effort to improve their line by signing Gates and Wylie, they still need to determine who will play which positions. Gates is reportedly expected to play center, which could portend veteran Chase Roullier’s release.

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Norwell could be cut, too, meaning the Commanders would likely stage a left guard battle between rookie Braeden Daniels, Saahdiq Charles, and Chris Paul.

27) Arizona Cardinals

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

In desperate need of an injection of youth along their front five, the Cardinals landed Johnson, the top offensive line prospect in the 2023 NFL Draft. He’ll slot in at left guard for now but could eventually become Arizona’s long-term option at left or right tackle. The Cardinals’ line has a decent floor but a low ceiling, and Froholdt is a risky starting option with just 653 career snaps under his belt.

28) New York Jets

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

The Jets still need to sort out who will play where along their 2023 offensive line. Brown and Tomlinson are locked in, but second-round center Joe Tippmann could overtake McGovern, while Vera-Tucker could stick at guard or shift to tackle. Becton, who has reportedly lost significant weight this offseason, could be the skeleton key for this group.

29) New York Giants

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

Slowly but steadily, the Giants are rebuilding their offensive line. Thomas is already one of the league’s best tackles, but Neal needs to show growth after struggling during his rookie campaign. Schmitz is a wild card — if the rookie center can offer an improvement over Jon Feliciano, last year’s starting pivot, New York could rise in our rankings.

30) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • LT Tristan Wirfs, LG Matt Feiler, C Ryan Jensen, RG Robert Hainsey, RT Luke Goedeke

No team has dropped as far as the Buccaneers in our OL rankings. Tampa Bay once fielded an outstanding front five, but Wirfs and Jensen are now the lone reliable players up front — and Jensen is 31 years old and coming off a severe knee injury. With Wirfs moving to left tackle to replace Donovan Smith, the Bucs need ascendant performances from Hainsey and Goedeke to re-establish their line as even league-average.

31) Los Angeles Rams

  • LT Joseph Noteboom, LG Steve Avila, C Brian Allen, RG Coleman Shelton, RT Rob Havenstein

Sure, the Rams didn’t adequately build enough offensive line depth heading into 2022 — but no one could have predicted the rash of injuries they had to deal with. With Noteboom and Allen back after missing significant time last season and second-rounder Avila now in the mix, Los Angeles’ OL should be better than it was a year ago, but that’s not saying much.

32) Tennessee Titans

  • LT Andre Dillard, LG Peter Skoronski, C Aaron Brewer, RG Daniel Brunskill, RT Nicholas Petit-Frere

The Titans at least attempted to augment their offensive line this offseason by adding three new starters in Dillard, Skoronski, and Brunskill, while Brewer will shift from guard to center to replace Ben Jones. Still, Tennessee isn’t guaranteed to receive above-average play at any position up front. There’s potential for growth here, but for now, the Titans reside at the bottom of our rankings.


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Dallas Robinson
Dallas Robinson
Dallas Robinson is an NFL analyst for Pro Football Network. His work has previously appeared on a variety of outlets, including Pro Football Rumors, Digg, and USA Today's NFL Wire. He is based in the Twin Cities, where he lives with his wife and Shih Tzu.

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