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1. Cleveland Browns
Starters: Jedrick Wills, Joel Bitonio, J.C. Tretter, Wyatt Teller, Jack Conklin
Backups: Chris Hubbard, Nick Harris, Blake Hance.
Strengths: All five of these players could be considered a strength on other teams, but the best of the best has to be Joel Bitonio at guard and Jack Conklin at right tackle, both of whom are coming off of All-Pro campaigns. J.C Tretter is reliable at center and Jedrick Wills is coming into his own at left tackle. Wyatt Teller was in outstanding form last year until he was injured. This unit also has starting quality depth in Chris Hubbard and Blake Hance.
Weaknesses: There are no real weaknesses in this unit. One could consider them slightly undersized by league standards, but not troublingly so.
OL Coach: Bill Callahan. 22nd year as an OL coach.
Hgt Rank: 22nd. Wgt Rank: 24th.
2. New Orleans Saints
Starters: Terron Armstead, Andrus Peat, Erik McCoy, Cesar Ruiz, Ryan Ramczyk
Backups: James Hurst, Will Clapp, Landon Young [R]
Strengths: Right tackle Ryan Ramczyk has been one of the best linemen in football over the course of the last three years, and left tackle Terron Armstead is elite in his own right. The other three players are almost equally as talented. This line has the ability to take over games.
Weaknesses: While Ramcyzk has been an ironman, Armstead and Peat have both had injury-prone streaks in the past. They have changed offensive line coaches, but Dan Rouchar is still on the sideline, working as tight end's coach and run game coordinator.
OL Coach: Brendan Nugent. 1st year as an OL coach.
Hgt Rank: 5th. Wgt Rank: 28th.
3. Philadelphia Eagles
Starters: Jordan Mailata, Isaac Seumalo, Jason Kelce, Brandon Brooks, Lane Johnson
Backups: Andre Dillard, Nate Herbig, Jack Driscoll
Strengths: Center Jason Kelce is a Pro Bowl starter who has built a Hall-of-Fame resume. Right guard Brandon Brooks and right tackle Lane Johnson are both former Pro Bowlers returning from injury. This is a huge and physical group, ranking 6th in height and 9th in weight.
Weaknesses: Left tackle Andre Dillard has been a disappointment and Jordan Mailata has taken his place. This could be a blessing in disguise, as Mailata has exciting physical skills. Still, the center and right side have been injury-prone. Depth players of Nate Herbig and Jack Driscoll will probably see reps at some point.
OL Coach: Jeff Stoutland. 9 years as an OL coach.
Hgt Rank: 6th. Wgt Rank: 9th.
4. Indianapolis Colts
Starters: Eric Fisher, Quenton Nelson, Ryan Kelly, Mark Glowinski, Braden Smith
Backups: Sam Tevi, Chris Reed, Julien Davenport
Strengths: This line has obvious elite talent in left guard Quenton Nelson, the best guard and arguably the best lineman in all of football. Right tackle Braden Smith is an ascending young player.
Weaknesses: Injuries are the word in Indy. New left tackle Eric Fisher might miss a game or two at the start of the season, as he is still recovering from a torn Achilles suffered in January. Sam Tevi would play in his place. Nelson had surgery for a broken bone in his foot but any football writer would be a fool to bet against Nelson willing his body to be ready.
OL Coach: Chris Strausser. 3rd year as an OL coach.
Hgt Rank: 7th. Wgt Rank: 19th.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Starters: Donovan Smith, Ali Marpet, Ryan Jensen, Alex Cappa, Tristan Wirfs
Backups: Josh Wells, Aaron Stinnie, Brad Seaton
Strengths: Center Ryan Jensen enjoyed a break-out during the team's Super Bowl run. He leads a run-first group that returns all five starters. Right tackle Tristan Wirfs is a reliable pass protector. The guards of Ali Marpet and Alex Cappa are also worth mentioning.
Weaknesses: Left tackle Donovan Smith does a competent job most of the time but he can be prone to breakdowns in pass protection. This is a nitpick, as there is not really much to find fault with this top-5 graded offensive line.
OL Coach: Joe Gilbert. 8 years as an OL coach.
Hgt Rank: 11th. Wgt Rank: 10th.
6. Dallas Cowboys
Starters: Tyron Smith, Connor Williams, Tyler Biadasz, Zack Martin, La’el Collins
Backups: Ty Nsekhe, Brandon Knight, Connor McGovern
Strengths: Tackles Tyron Smith and La'el Collins have shown up in prime shape. If Zack Martin maintains his Pro Bowl form, a return to the top of the rankings seems probable.
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