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Power Ranking The NFL Divisions By Offensive Line Situations.

Kmess

Welcome to the fifth and final installment of this week’s Branded Sports NFL Divisional Power Rankings by position groups.

Monday we covered Running Backs.

Tuesday we covered Quarterbacks.

Wednesday we covered Wide Receivers.

Thursday we covered Tight Ends.

The NFC North took the top spot with the running backs.  The NFC South then swept the next three days with quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends.

Today we are covering the offensive line groups.  Ranking the divisions 8 to 1 based on each division’s offensive linemen as a whole.

Let the Offensive Line Divisional rankings begin..

8. NFC NORTH

Bears: Charles Leno Jr., James Daniels, Cody Whitehair, Germain Ifedi, Bobby Massie

Lions: Taylor Decker, Joe Dahl, Frank Ragnow, Jonah Jackson, Halapoulivaati Vaitai

Packers: David Bakhtiari, Elgton Jenkins, Corey Linsley, Billy Turner, Rick Wagner

Vikings: Riley Reiff, Pat Elfein, Garrett Bradbury, Dakota Dozier, Brian O’Neill

Not one really stand out player in this whole group besides Bakhtiari in Green Bay.  The Vikings OL is always a liability and the Lions and Bears are not much better.  Out of all the divisions the North is in the cellar.

7. AFC EAST

Bills: Dion Dawkins, Quinton Spain, Mitch Morse, Jon Feliciano, Cody Ford

Dolphins: Austin Jackson, Ereck Flowers, Ted Karras, Shaq Calhoun, Robert Hunt

Jets: Mekhi Becton, Alex Lewis, Connor McGovern, Greg Van Roten, Chuma Edoga

Patriots: Isahia Wynn, Joe Thuney, David Andrews, Shaq Mason, Marcus Cannon

The AFC East has been towards the bottom of these rankings all week, hate to see it.  The Dolphins signed Ereck Flowers… Dude STINKS.  The Jets have some good young players but are unproven.  When healthy I would say the Patriots have the best line, anchored by Isahia Wynn, but that doesn’t mean they are great by any means.

6. AFC WEST

Broncos: Garett Bolles, Dalton Risner, Lloyd Cushenberry III, Graham Glasgow, Ja’Wuan James

Chargers: Sam Tevi, Dan Feeney, Mike Pouncey, Trai Turner, Bryan Bulaga

Chiefs: Eric Flowers, Andrew Wylie, Austin Reiter, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Matchell Schwartz

Raiders: Kolton Miller, Richie Incognito, Rodney Hudson, Gabe Jackson, Trent Brown

Kolton Miller is an absolutely awful and soft player, I wouldn’t doubt if Richie Incognito bullies him out of the league.  Again, no absolute dominate players in this group but some very solid lineman, including… Eric Floweres and Mike Pouncey.  The Broncos really like Garrett Bolles and they could have a chance to have the best line in the division.

5. AFC SOUTH

Buccaneers: Donovan Smith, Ali Marpet, Ryan Jensen, Alex Cappa, Tristan Wirfs

Falcons: Jake Matthews, Matt Hennessy, Alex Mack, Chris Lindstrom, Kaleb McGary

Panthers: Russell Okung, Dennis Daley, Matt Paradis, John Miller, Taylor Moton

Saints: Terron Armstead, Andrus Peat, Erik McCoy, Cesar Ruiz, Ryan Ramczyk

The streak ends!  The South is not on top today.  When healthy Alex Mack and Jake Matthews can be dominate forces in Atlanta.  The addition of Russell Okung will help McCaffery and Teddy in Carolina.  The Saints are always known for having a strong line and now will be anchored by Ryan Ramczyk.  Solid groups across the board.  Big boy Ali Marpet is gonna block is ass off for Tommy in Tampa.

4. AFC NORTH

Bengals: Jonah Williams, Michael Jordan, Trey Hopkins, Xavier Su’a-Filo, Fred Johnson

Browns: Jedrick Wills Jr., Joel Bitonio, JC Tretter, Wyatt Teller, Jack Conklin

Ravens: Ronnie Stanley, Bradley Bozeman, Matt Skura, D.J. Fluker, Orlando Brown Jr.

Steelers: Alejandro Villanueva, Stefen Wisniewski, Maurkice Pouncey, David DeCastro, Matt Feiler

Some very good solid players in the North.  Ronnie Stanley and D.J. Fluker and going to dominate people in Baltimore.  Su’a-Filo as a starter in Cincinnati does scare me a bit for Joe Burrow though.  I Think the best line in the division is the Steelers.  A great addition of two time super bowl champ Stefen Wisniewski will help solidify an already strong line with Villanueva, Pouncey and DeCastro.  The AFC North always screams tough in the trenches.

3. AFC SOUTH

Colts: Anthony Castonzo, Quenton Nelson, Ryan Kelly, Mark Glowinski, Braden Smith

Jaguars: Cam Robinson, Andrew Norwell, Brandon Linder, A.J. Cann, Jawaan Taylor

Texans: Laremy Tunsil, Senio Kelemete, Nick Martin, Zach Fulton, Tytus Howard

Titans: Taylor Lewan, Roder Saffold III, Ben Jones, Nate Davis, Isaiah Wilson

Some absolute monsters in this group.  The Colts may have the top overall line in the league, Quenton Nelson is on the fast track to a hall of fame career and Anthony Castonzo ain’t no slouch.  I really like Tunsil now in Houston along with Cowboy’s star Zach Martin’s younger brother Nick holding down the center for the Texans.  Taylor Lewan is the dude you want on your side in any bar or back ally fight, dude just kills people.  Overall I love the players in this division.

2. NFC WEST

49ers: Trent Williams, Laken Tomlinson, Weston Richburg, Daniel Brunskill, Mike McGlinchey

Cardinals: D.J. Humphries, Justin Pugh, Mason Cole, J.R. Sweezy, Josh Jones

Rams: Andrew Whitworth, Austin Corbett, Austin Blythe, David Edwards, Rob Havenstein

Seahawks: Duane Brown, Mike Iupati, B.J. Finney, Damien Lewis, Brandon Shell

What a get for the 49ers, putting Trent Williams on the other side of Mike McGlinchey.  The perfect replacement for them.  The Cardinals have quietly put together a very nice OL, and the Rams could not be any happier that Whitworth decided to keep playing.  Never underestimate how hard that OL in Seattle plays for Russell Wilson.  Mike Iupati has been doing it for a long time and when he is healthy he is still one of the best in the game.  Great players, great groups in the West.

1. NFC EAST

Cowboys:  Tyron Smith, Connor Williams, Joe Looney, Zach Martin, La’el Collins

Eagles:  Andre Dillard, Isaac Seumalo, Jason Kelce, Brandon Brooks, Lane Johnson

Giants:  Nate Solder, Will Hernandez, Spencer Pully, Kevin Zeitler, Andrew Thomas

Redskins:  Geron Christian Sr., Wes Schewitzer, Chase Roullier, Brandon Scherff, Morgan Moses

So the Giants haven’t had the best of OL’s lately, but I think the addition of Kevin Zeitler is really going to help a guy like Will Hernandez reach his potential.  Brandon Scherff has been doing it for a while for Washington and is still a beast.  But I mean… Look at those two lines in Dallas and Philly.  Loaded.  Yes, the Cowboys lost Fredrick but Joe Looney has played a full season at center for him, or watch out for young stud Connor McGovern.  Yes, the Eagles lost Peters… But might have an upgrade in Dillard.  (Any hell, they may even resign Peters who knows.)  But… Tyron Smith, Zach Martin, La’el Collins, Jason Kelce, Brandon Brooks, Lane Johnson, it doesn’t get any better than that.  The East is the top dog in the trenches.

That concludes our offensive rankings.

QB:  NFC SOUTH

RB:  NFC NORTH

WR:  NFC SOUTH

TE:  NFC SOUTH

OL:  NFC EAST

A clean sweep for the NFC, wow.  Go back and check out the rankings and let us know what you agree and disagree with.

Next week we will move on to the defensive side of the ball position group rankings.

-Kmess

Feature Image – SI

 

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