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2008 Offensive Line Rankings and Analysis

The following offensive line rankings were determined based on a number of factors which include the new additions to the offensive line, injuries suffered last season, the durability of the line, the average age of the line and the depth of the line. The offensive lines have been divided in five groups and teams in each group are listed in alphabetical order. To further understand each line, click on the team name and it will lead you to a detailed analysis of the offensive line.

See our 2009 Offensive Line Analysis Articles

Updated August 20, 2008

Very Good

 

2007

Starters

Improvement if healthy

 

 

Team

YPC

Sacks

Avg. Age

30 & over

Run Blocking

Pass Blocking

Durability

Depth

Cleveland Browns

4.3

19

28

2

Same

Same

Good

Good

 

All 5 starters back, should continue to improve.

Denver Broncos

4.6

32

29

2

Slightly Better

Slightly Better

Poor

Very Good

 

Return of Nalen and Hamilton, 5.0 YPC and 5 sacks in 4 games with Nalen.

Green Bay Packers

4.1

19

28

2

Better

Same

Very Good

Good

 

5 starters back, 4.8 YPC in second half of season, loss of Favre will make line look worse.

Jacksonville Jaguars

4.6

31

28

1

Slightly Better

Slightly Better

Very Good

Very Good

 

5 starters that played weeks 10-16, 4.8 YPC and 7 sacks in those 7 games.

New York Giants

4.6

28

28

1

Same

Same

Very Good

Good

 

5 starters returning, should be as good as last year.

Good

 

2007

Starters

Improvement if healthy

 

 

Team

YPC

Sacks

Avg. Age

30 & over

Run Blocking

Pass Blocking

Durability

Depth

Cincinnati Bengals

3.7

17

28-29

1 or 2

Slightly Better

Same

Fair

Good

 

5 starters returning from late last season and Anderson will at least provide depth.

Dallas Cowboys

4.2

25

30

2

Same

Same

Good

Good

 

All 5 starters back but only 3.9 YPC fom weeks 9 to 16.

Houston Texans

3.8

22

26-27

0 or 1

Better

Same

Fair

Good

 

Brown and Myers are upgades, Alex Gibbs will install new zone blocking scheme.

Indianapolis Colts

3.8

23

27

1

Better

Same

Fair

Mediocre

 

Lost Scott but 4.5 YPC and 5 sacks in 6 games with Ugoh and Diem.

Minnesota Vikings

5.3

38

29

2

Worse

Same

Fair

Good

 

5 starters returning but possible McKinnie suspension and loss of FB Richardson will hurt.

New England Patriots

4.1

21

29

2

Same

Same

Mediocre

Very Good

 

5 starters returning, should be as good as last year.

New Orleans Saints

3.7

16

27-28

1

Slightly Better

Slightly Worse

Good

Good

 

Loss of Faine will hurt in pass protection but Brown is healthy.

Philadelphia Eagles

4.7

49

30

2

Same

Slightly Better

Good

Good

 

5 starters returning but a healthy McNabb might make line look better.

San Diego Chargers

4.2

24

27

1

Same

Same

Very Good

Mediocre

 

5 starters that played weeks 13-17, 4.7 YPC and 11 sacks; Hardwick's foot is a concern.

Fair

 

2007

Starters

Improvement if healthy

 

 

Team

YPC

Sacks

Avg. Age

30 & over

Run Blocking

Pass Blocking

Durability

Depth

Arizona Cardinals

3.6

24

27

0

Slightly Better

Same

Good

Fair

 

5 starters returning but need to build chemistry.

Baltimore Ravens

4.0

39

25-27

0 or 1

Slightly Better

Slightly Better

Very Good

Fair

 

3 of last year's starters moving to their natural position but injuries to tackles are a concern.

Buffalo Bills

4.0

26

27

0

Same

Same

Good

Poor

 

5 starters returning (if Peters returns), 13 sacks allowed in last 11 games.

New York Jets

3.8

53

28

2

Better

Better

Very Good

Mediocre

 

3 upgrades with Faneca, Woody and FB Richardson.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

4.2

36

25-26

0 or 1

Same

Slightly Better

Fair

Good

 

Addition of Faine will help pass protection, RG Joseph is out for a few weeks.

Tennessee Titans

3.9

30

28

1

Slightly Better

Same

Good

Poor

 

Line will be good as long as Roos, Scott, Stewart and 37 year old Mawae stay healthy.

Washington Redskins

3.8

29

32

5

Better

Slightly Worse

Poor

Good

 

5 starters returning but injuries are a concern with this old line.

Mediocre

 

2007

Starters

Improvement if healthy

 

 

Team

YPC

Sacks

Avg. Age

30 & over

Run Blocking

Pass Blocking

Durability

Depth

Atlanta Falcons

3.9

47

26-27

1 or 2

Same

Better

Mediocre

Mediocre

 

Many injuries last season, new young guys, cannot be worse.

Miami Dolphins

4.0

42

25

0

Better

Same

Good

Poor

 

2 starters returning, added 2 good run blockers in Long and Smiley.

Oakland Raiders

4.1

41

29

2

Slightly Better

Same

Good

Mediocre

 

Harris is a slight upgrade over Sims and Wade a slight upgrade over Newberry.

Seattle Seahawks

3.8

36

28

2

Slightly Better

Same

Good

Fair

 

Wahle will finally give the Seahawks a pretty good LG.

Poor

 

2007

Starters

Improvement if healthy

 

 

Team

YPC

Sacks

Avg. Age

30 & over

Run Blocking

Pass Blocking

Durability

Depth

Carolina Panthers

4.0

33

26

1

Same

Worse

Mediocre

Good

 

Only 2 starters returning and both changing positions.

Chicago Bears

3.1

43

29

3

Same

Slightly Better

Very Good

Poor

 

Chris Williams at LT and move of John Tait from LT to RT will help pass protection.

Detroit Lions

4.0

54

29

2

Slightly Better

Same

Good

Good

 

4 starters returning, Cherilus replacing Woody, new zone blocking scheme.

Kansas City Chiefs

3.3

55

26

2

Slightly Better

Slightly Better

Good

Mediocre

 

2 starters returning, 3 have never played an NFL game.

Pittsburgh Steelers

4.2

47

28

1

Slightly Worse

Same

Mediocre

Mediocre

 

Loss of 7-time Pro Bowler Alan Faneca will hurt a lot.

San Francisco 49ers

4.1

55

26-27

1

Slightly Worse

Better

Mediocre

Fair

 

Joe Staley moving to LT and 2 new guards, will have to build chemistry.

St. Louis Rams

3.8

48

27

1

Slightly Better

Better

Mediocre

Poor

 

Line will be much improved if Pace is healthy and with the addition of Bell at LG.