Top Free Agent Interior Offensive Linemen: Best Options Include Dolphins’ Robert Hunt and Lions’ Jonah Jackson

With the 2024 NFL free agency period around the corner, who are the top interior offensive linemen hitting the open market?

The 2023 NFL season has come and gone, but with the NFL free agency set to begin March 13 at 4:00 p.m. ET, many players — both on the offensive and defensive side of the football — will either re-sign with their respective organization or call a new city home. Here are the top free agents hitting the open market on the interior offensive line.

2024 Top Free Agent Interior Offensive Linemen

The following ranking is from Pro Football Network’s NFL analyst Dallas Robinson.

1) Robert Hunt
2) Kevin Dotson
3) Connor Williams
4) Lloyd Cushenberry
5) Jonah Jackson
6) Kevin Zeitler
7) Andre James
8) Ezra Cleveland
9) Tyler Biadasz
10) Dalton Risner

What Stands Out on the List?

Building a lethal offensive line is critical in team success and — most importantly — making sure your starting quarterback stays healthy over the course of a 17-game regular season.

Players such as Robert Hunt, Connor Williams, Lloyd Cushenbery, Jonah Jackson, and Tyler Biadasz have shown their respective organizations that they deserve to be paid.

The Miami Dolphins currently sit over the salary cap and will need to make key moves throughout the offseason.

Both Hunt and Williams suffered injuries in a contract season, and Williams’ was a season-ending torn ACL — the second in his career.

Are Hunt and Williams willing to re-sign for a year or two, or will they be asking for a much higher price?

Cushenberry, taken in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, has been a consistent starter on the offensive line in Denver and has avoided any major injuries throughout his rookie deal.

Of course, the Broncos may be looking for a new guy under center next season, as QB Russell Wilson’s future hangs by a thread.

From the moment GM Brad Holmes and HC Dan Campbell arrived to lead the Detroit Lions, the two have been very direct in how they would like to construct their roster, and that was to start from the trenches.

Jackson, 27, has played well during his time as a Lion, but injuries have prevented the former Rutgers and Ohio State product to consistently protect QB Jared Goff.

Jackson had three separate occasions in which he missed games this season — most notably an NFC Championship Game loss against the San Francisco 49ers — because of injuries.

Will the recent run of injuries prevent Jackson from earning a second contract with the Lions?

MORE: PFN’s Top 100 Free Agents in 2024

There are plenty of questions to be answered as March is less than two weeks away, and the obvious hope is that wherever these players land next, a Vince Lombardi Trophy will be brought to their franchise next February.

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