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Best Offensive Lines in the NFL 2021-22 Hierarchy Prediction

by Riley Baines
Best Offensive Lines in the NFL Hierarchy Prediction

Best Offensive Lines in the NFL 2021-22 Hierarchy Prediction

This is my prediction for the best Offensive Lines in the NFL going into the 2021-22 season. It’s a prediction based on the project production of each unit going into next season. Keep in mind while reading that this is a prediction so this will not just be a list of best offensive lines from last season.


New Orleans Saints – Led by the best tackle duo in the NFL, the Saints are one of the few units that retained their oline from last season. Their young interior players will be the difference between being great and elite.

LT – Terron Armstead
LG – Andrus Peat
C – Erik McCoy
RG – Cesar Ruiz
RT – Ryan Ramczyk

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Another one of the best offensive lines in the NFL from 2020 that returned all of their starters. That being said there are question marks with the youth surrounding it.

LT – Donovan Smith
LG – Ali Marpet
C – Ryan Jensen
RG – Alex Cappa
RT – Tristan Wirfs

New England Patriots – I can’t remember the last time the Patriots did not have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. It seems no matter who they roll out will be one of the most well coached units. Expect a Trent Brown turnaround.

LT – Isaiah Wynn
LG – Mike Onwenu
C – David Andrews
RG – Shaq Mason
RT – Trent Brown

Cleveland Browns – This offensive line was widely regarded as the best offensive line in 2020 and returned all five of their starters.

LT – Jedrick Wills Jr.
LG – Joel Bitonio
C – JC Tretter
RG – Wyatt Teller
RT – Jack Conklin

Indianapolis Colts – Quenton Nelson. Enough said. Injuries hampered this offensive line last season, but they were still a dominant unit. It will be interesting to see the new acquired Eric Fisher’s impact on this team as he’s coming off an Achilles surgery.

LT – Jedrick Wills Jr.
LG – Joel Bitonio
C – JC Tretter
RG – Wyatt Teller
RT – Jack Conklin


Dallas Cowboys – This is going to be one of the biggest transformations from last season. This was the most injury plagued offensive lines and teams in the NFL last season. Their key pieces are back.

LT – Tyron Smith
LG – Connor Williams
C – Tyler Biadasz
RG – Zack Martin
RT – La’el Collins

Baltimore Ravens – Another unit effected by injuries. The health of Ronnie Stanley will be very important. It will also be interesting to see Alejandro Villanueva move from Left Tackle to Right Tackle.

LT – Ronnie Stanley
LG – Ben Powers
C – Bradley Bozeman
RG – Kevin Zeitler
RT – Alejandro Villanueva

San Francisco 49ers – Being rusty is a thing, but not for Trent Williams. This unit was stout in 2020 and even added Alex Mack at center who reunites with Kyle Shanahan from his days in Atlanta.

LT – Trent Williams
LG – Laken Tomlinson
C – Alex Mack
RG – Aaron Banks
RT – Mike McGlinchey

Los Angeles Rams – The Rams offensive line went from great in 2018 to bad in 2019 back to great in 2020. While I’m a believer in patterns, I can’t see them falling off again unless Andrew Whitworth hits the cliff at 39 years old.

LT – Andrew Whitworth
LG – David Edwards
C – Brian Allen
RG – Austin Corbett
RT – Rob Havenstein

Kansas City Chiefs – After getting demolished in the Super Bowl the Chiefs went out and completely re-vamped their offensive line. Protecting Patrick Mahomes is the move and I could see them really improving the run game as well.

LT – Orlando Brown
LG – Joe Thuney
C – Creed Humphrey
RG – Trey Smith
RT – Lucas Niang


Green Bay Packers – This is one of the units that I have taking a big hit. Not only is David Bakhtiari coming off a serious injury, they lost the number one ranked center from last season Corey Linsley. There will be growing pains early.

LT – David Bakhtiari
LG – Lucas Patrick
C – Josh Myers
RG – Royce Newman
RT – Billy Turner

Tennessee Titans – Other than Taylor Lewan, this is an average unit. They get more respect than they deserve because of the beast of a man that is Derrick Henry.

LT – Taylor Lewan
LG – Roger Saffold
C – Ben Jones
RG – Nate Davis
RT – Ty Sambrailo

Philadelphia Eagles – Another unit that struggled with injury last season. They also have one of the strongest right sides in the NFL.

LT – Jordan Mailata
LG – Isaac Seumalo
C – Jason Kelce
RG – Brandon Brooks
RT – Lane Johnson

Detroit Lions – Easily the most promising part of the Detroit Lions future is their offensive line. This is stacked youthful unit with a Right Guard who has a legendary name.

LT – Taylor Decker
LG – Jonah Johnson
C – Frank Ragnow
RG – Halapoulivaati Vaitai
RT – Penei Sewell

Los Angeles Chargers – Adding Corey Linsley was a massive move for this Chargers offensive line. More teams would take that approach for young Quarterbacks.

LT – Rashawn Slater
LG – Matt Feiler
C – Corey Linsley
RG – Oday Aboushi
RT – Bryan Bulaga

Arizona Cardinals – This offensive line has slowly been improving getting better each year under Kliff Kingsbury. Now adding Rodney Hudson, they should be the best unit yet.

LT – D.J. Humphries
LG – Justin Pugh
C – Rodney Hudson
RG – Justin Murray
RT – Kevin Beachum


Denver Broncos – A big breakout season for Garrett Bolles in 2020 keeps this unit alive. Ju’Wuan James opted out last season, but was released after tearing his Achilles. This unit will be average at best.

LT – Garrett Bolles
LG – Dalton Risner
C – Lloyd Cushenberry
RG – Graham Glasgow
RT – Bobby Massie

Jacksonville Jaguars – The Jaguars returned all five of their starters last season. The problem is, they just weren’t that good. There is a missing piece that they don’t have.

LT – Cam Robinson
LG – Andrew Norwell
C – Brandon Linder
RG – A.J. Cann
RT – Jawaan Taylor

Washington Football Team – This unit was a pleasant surprise last season. I think they will be a middle of the pack unit with the potential to move into the 3rd tier.

LT – Charles Leno
LG – Wes Schweitzer
C – Chase Roullier
RG – Brandon Scherff
RT – Sam Cosmi

Seattle Seahawks – It always seems like the same deal since Russell Wilson has been on this team. This always seems to be a very solid run blocking team, but can’t protect Wilson at all. Expect a similar situation next season.

LT – Duane Brown
LG – Damien Lewis
C – Ethan Pocic
RG – Gabe Jackson
RT – Brandon Shell

Minnesota Vikings – The Vikings have a very solid Tackle duo holding them down, but the interior of this offensive line has been too suspect to be ranked higher. This unit can move up with if their rookies/youth step up.

LT – Rashod Hill
LG – Ezra Cleveland
C – Garrett Bradbury
RG – Oli Udoh
RT – Brian O’Neill

Buffalo Bills – This is a unit that always seems to have really good depth, but no particular player that jumps off the page. For that reason they will continue to be the middle of the pack.

LT – Dion Dawkins
LG – Jon Feliciano
C – Mitch Morse
RG – Cody Ford
RT – Daryl Williams

New York Jets – Credit where credit is due. This unit looks to have a good future. They keep drafting young players that will develop, but it’s a wait and see situation.

LT – Mekhi Becton
LG – Alijah Vera-Tucker
C – Connor McGovern
RG – Greg Van Roten
RT – George Fant


Miami Dolphins – Many people are high on the Dolphins, and rightfully so. They have filled all of their skilled positions, but this offensive line will keep them from being elite and making the playoffs.

LT – Austin Jackson
LG – Liam Eichenberg
C – Michael Deiter
RG – Robert Hunt
RT – Jesse Davis

Cincinatti Bengals – This unit would have moved up if they drafted an offensive lineman instead of Ja’Maar Chase, but they didn’t. While they did adress some of the holes, it’s still not enough to consider them a good offensive line. Better than dead last though.

LT – Jonah Williams
LG – Quinton Spain
C – Trey Hopkins
RG – Xavier Su’a-Filo
RT – Riley Reiff

Houston Texans – This team is a dumpster fire. This is probably the best unit from the fifth tier, but they are still held back by what I assume to be bad coaching. I will say they added Marcus Cannon who was an opt-out from the 2020 season.

LT – Laremy Tunsil
LG – Max Scharping
C – Justin Britt
RG – Justin McCray
RT – Tytus Howard

Atlanta Falcons – This unit goes into 2021 with two reliable starters and everything else is up in the air. If their youth doesn’t improve, this offensive line will struggle to get anything going on the most pass heavy team in the league.

LT – Jake Matthews
LG – Josh Andrews
C – Matt Hennessy
RG – Chris Lindstrom
RT – Kaleb McGray

Las Vegas Raiders – The Raiders moved on from three of their starters last season and moved onto the youth approach. There will be growing pains.

LT – Kolton Miller
LG – Richie Incognito
C – Andre James
RG – Denzelle Good
RT – Alex Leatherwood


Pittsburgh Steelers – With Maurkice Pouncey retiring, this unit is in big trouble. They have been trending downwards and now I will believe they will be bottom of the barrel.

LT – Chukwuma Okorafor
LG – Kevin Dotson
C – J.C. Hassenauer
RG – Trai Turner
RT – Joe Haeg

Chicago Bears – You need good tackles to have a good unit, but the Bears just never seem to have it. It’s impressive what David Montgomery did last season behind this poor offensive line.

LT – Elijah Wilkinson
LG – Cody Whitehair
C – Sam Mustipher
RG – James Daniels
RT – Germain Ifedi

New York Giants – The Giants learned the hard way about only addressing offensive line needs in free agency. Now they are re-building it, and their young linemen need to make massive leaps.

LT – Andrew Thomas
LG – Shane Lemieux
C – Nick Gates
RG – Will Hernandez
RT – Matt Peart

Carolina Panthers – The revolving door that is the Panthers offensive line now has below average starters and youth with a wide range of outcomes.

LT – Cameron Erving
LG – Pat Elflein
C – Matt Paradis
RG – John Miller
RT – Taylor Moton



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