By NathanBeighle Jan 11… It seems hard to believe there is a line worse than the Vikings or Seahawks this season, but at least in this metric, the San Diego Chargers take that award. Only the Packers have been better when it comes to pass blocking when the number of dropbacks are factored in, with the Saints passing more than most teams. The expectation there is set by factors such as the down-and-distance situation, the dropback-type by the quarterback, and whether a play-action fake was executed. Philadelphia Eagles. For years, the Bengals had one of the league’s best lines, but this season they have fallen off. So, how will things play out up front in Week 11? David DeCastro and Ramon Foster are challenging Dallas for the title of best pair of guards in 2016. Pro Football Focus released their offensive line rankings today, and I am certain you will all be ever so surprised to learn that the Los Angeles Chargers did not place well. The Chargers have allowed 147 total pressures over the season, worse than every team outside of Indianapolis, and with a QB getting rid of the ball significantly faster on average (2.45 seconds per attempt vs 2.75, the difference between 18th place in the league and 33rd). Outside of him, though, this line has been average, and any strengths in one area are offset by weaknesses in another. ... O-Line Rankings and Matchups to Exploit: Week 11 . Highlighting the best and worst trench matchups ahead of NFL Week 11. Today we continue our deep dive to rank every single offensive line in the NFL, from 21 down to 11. (11-17-2016, 02:44 PM) ochocincos Wrote: PFF wrote an article on offensive line rankings this season entering week 11. The right side has been a major issue in pass protection, with RT D.J. The run game may look better, but Melvin Gordon has gained 518 of his 838 rushing yards (61.2 percent) after contact, breaking 28 tackles to make it happen, so that flatters the blocking. This is one of the few lines in the league with no real weak link, but it just hasn’t maintained the elite play it showed early on in the season. The Denver Broncos line is actually okay, outside of one prohibitive position that threatens to sink the whole ship. Another unit better at run blocking than it is in pass protection, many of New England's O-line struggles are masked by Tom Brady and his ability to get rid of the ball quickly. Both LT Taylor Lewan and RT Jack Conklin had poor games in the past month, and Lewan keeps finding foolish ways of getting himself flagged, even at times ejected from games. Going into each game, a machine-learning model incorporates several features in order to come up with a prediction: [Editor's Note: PFF's advanced statistics and player grades are powered by AWS machine learning capabilities.]. One of the first takeaways from this is that, if you thought there was an offensive line problem in the NFL, you weren’t imagining it. Lauvao has surrendered 24 total QB pressures so far this season, fourth-most among guards. Following the losses of Eric Wood and Richie Incognito, the Bills earned a No. That's an improvement of three spots from the last PFF ... vikingswire.usatoday.com 3 ranked center, with an 86.5 grade, and is having one of the best seasons of his career. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports. The Titans had a 2,000-yard rusher in Derrick Henry, and Ryan Tannehill was only sacked 25 times, which is 31 sacks fewer than the offensive line allowed in 2019. NFL free agent rankings with analysis, projected salaries, PFF grades and PFF WAR. The same happened in the matchup between the Miami Dolphins‘ offensive line and the Los Angeles Chargers‘ defensive line, but this was less a failure of math and more a function of a few incorrect assumptions. r/FloridaGators: The Front Page for Florida Gators related content: OC, analysis, opinion, news and discussion The state of the Rams' offensive line has to have weighed heavily on Jeff Fisher’s reluctance to throw Jared Goff into the firing line for so long. One of the first takeaways from this is that, if you thought there was an offensive line … Michael Oher being off the field would ordinarily be a positive development, but the depth hasn’t proven to be much of an upgrade, if any; Daryl Williams has only allowed one sack, but has surrendered 16 additional QB pressures on 253 pass-blocking snaps. Pro Football Focus this week released their rankings of all 32 NFL teams based on PFF's grades of the offensive lines. Leonard Floyd had a career-high 45 pressures and 10.5 sacks with 11 tackles for loss and 19 QB hits. 250+ three-page scouting profiles - advanced stats, 3-year grades, player comps, combine data and Senior Bowl grades - for the 2021 draft class. Note: Designated rankings, unless stated otherwise, are from Pro Football Focus (PFF). The team of Pro Football Focus analysts has crafted a metric that looks solely at the offensive line using some of the more in-depth and complex data in PFF’s database to come up with a statistical way of evaluating line play, as well as a more subjective grading one. SANTA CLARA -- Right tackle Mike McGlinchey and the 49ers' offensive line proved their worth Sunday, bouncing back from one of their worst performances of the season with one of their best.. After their embarrassing loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 5, the 49ers cleaned up the mistakes and miscommunication in a 24-16 statement win over the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium. Offensive Line Rankings and Notes: Week 11 Offensive line related news, injuries and updates, prior to week eleven of the regular season. Mack is currently PFF’s No. The tackle spots have been the real problem on this line, though, with Ryan Clady, Ben Ijalana, and Breno Giacomini combining to surrender 11 sacks and 74 total QB pressures on the season, with 10 penalties thrown in as well. When LG James Carpenter is arguably the best player on the line, you know you have some issues. Offensive Line Rankings and Notes: Week 11 - Footballguys. His replacement, Halapoulivaati Vaitai, started off extremely poorly, but has improved with each subsequent start, and has been fine in each of the past two games. Nothing compares to Green Bay’s pass protection this season, despite the team struggling more than usual the last two weeks in that regard. If the memory of Thursday night against the Ravens is still fresh in your mind, rest assured that the Browns' offensive line has been better than that most of the season, despite being stressed significantly by the QBs it has been protecting. RT Cedric Ogbuehi has allowed seven sacks and 32 total QB pressures across nine games, and C Russell Bodine has allowed more sacks than any other center in the league. The Falcons' offense has been high-flying and hard to stop, and much of the credit for that belongs to the line, not just the star players getting all of the stats. Unlock NFL Player Grades, Fantasy & NFL Draft, Unlock Premium Stats, PFF Greenline & DFS, The survival curve of the offensive line in previous games (or from last year), The survival curve of the defensive line in previous games (or from last year), The PFF pass-blocking grades of the five offensive linemen, The PFF pass-rush grades of the pass-rushers and the positions they are projected to line up in. There is still work to do there, as he has allowed 30 total QB pressures, but at least he isn’t the liability he was as a rookie. Ajayi has gained 62.2 percent of his rushing yardage after contact, and is averaging 3.5 yards per carry after contact. An undrafted free agent in 2015, C Greg Mancz was a player that had graded exceptionally well in college, and he has been arguably the best player on this line this season as a starter without missing a snap. This PFF O-Line metric assesses the performance of each line in the run game, as well as how well they are pass protecting their QB, all while adjusting for the quality of opponent. 11 overall with a rather underwhelming outlook at nearly every position on the line. Mailata allowed 32 total pressures but was a top-15 tackle by PFF grade from Week 11 onward, just behind Jets first-round rookie Mekhi Becton. PFF ranked the 49ers offensive line as the 9th best in the NFL Kyle Posey 11 hrs ago Black Americans reflect on a brutal week: ‘We are sick and tired of being sick and tired’ Spencer Long hasn’t been anything special in the middle, but he does at least represent a huge upgrade over their play at the position a year ago, ranking 22nd in PFF grade, rather than 30th and 36th, as the Redskins centers did in 2015. Despite losing its star left tackle, Taylor Lewan, to a season-ending injury after five games, the Tennessee Titans’ offensive line put together an impressive season in 2020. It isn’t the worst line in the league, but it’s a bigger problem than you’d like for a rookie struggling to adjust. As a unit, they have surrendered just 71 total pressures in pass protection, the second-best mark in the league, and if anything, they actually got significantly better when they lost LG La’el Collins to injury and Ronald Leary came into the lineup. ... (including the Offensive line) But odds are extremely good they make the playoffs, quite good they get a first round … In the past when we have brought you offensive line rankings, they have been based purely on the play-by-play grading of each player on each play over the season. Free-agent acquisition G Brandon Brooks has been the standout performer on this unit, allowing just eight total pressures this season and also run blocking well. This line looked far better on paper heading into the season, but rookie LT Ronnie Stanley has looked little like his preseason self, having allowed 18 total QB pressures despite missing some time injured. The interior trio of Josh Kline, Ben Jones, and Quinton Spain have been solid, and when called upon, Brian Schwenke didn’t embarrass himself in relief duty. Pro Football Focus put out their rankings of every offensive line in the NFL.The Ravens are ranked outside of the top 10 at No. On the other side, RT Bobby Hart has the lowest-grade of the unit, struggling as a pass protector and run blocker, but Justin Pugh has been the league’s highest-graded guard so far this season, at 87.8—the Giants will just have to hope the time without him isn’t too damaging. At right tackle, Donald Stephenson and Ty Sambrailo alternate getting eviscerated by opposing pass-rushers, sometimes both within the same game. 10 tight end. Los Angeles came in as the second-worst blocking unit in PFF's end-of-year rankings in 2019 and it hasn't made one notable addition to the group. Now the Bills are up to No. As a group, this is a better run-blocking line than it is a pass-blocking unit, with only LG Kevin Pamphile earning ugly grades in the run game. 77’s big game, Teller was the PFF Offensive Player of the Week in his last full game played back in Week 4 before getting hurt for his dominant run-blocking, and he took home the award in his first game back for the same exact reason. For more on the methodology behind PFF's new offensive line metric, see the bottom of this article. Mancz has yet to allow a sack, and has been grading well in all areas. Our exclusive database, featuring the most in-depth collection of NFL player performance data. As a run-blocking force, there is little that can hold up to the Cowboys' road-graders, and they have been able to gain Ezekiel Elliott 439 rushing yards before contact this season in just nine games. Less continuity means the individual grades are weighted more heavily. 250+ three-page scouting profiles - advanced stats, 3-year grades, player comps, combine data and Senior Bowl grades - for the 2021 draft class. In Pro Football Focus' offensive line rankings after Week 4, the Vikings rank 24th. Plus, updated offensive player rankings ahead of Week 11. For both run-blocking and pass-blocking situations, the offensive line’s performance is assessed against an expected production level, which is derived from a variety of scenarios. Opposing defenses have been terrorizing Russell Wilson for years now, and the Seahawks’ 10.4% Adjusted Sack Rate (30 th in 2018) reflects that fact. When healthy, Marshal Yanda has been among the league’s best guards, but he has missed time, and there has been little else positive on the Ravens' line this season. This PFF O-Line metric assesses the performance of each line in the run game, as well as how well they are pass protecting their QB, all while adjusting for the quality of opponent. Here’s what PFF’s Micheal Renner wrote about Buffalo’s offensive line: 3 ranked center, with an 86.5 grade. Dallas defeated Cleveland 35-10. This season, his pass blocking has been better, and yet he has still been responsible for five sacks and 32 total pressures already. Our exclusive database, featuring the most in-depth collection of NFL player performance data. The only team to allow fewer total QB pressures as a unit than the Cowboys this season is the Philadelphia Eagles (70), but they can’t match the Dallas line when it comes to run blocking. Teller earned PFF’s Offensive Player of the Week for his performance. Trai Turner has had a disappointing slump after appearing to be on his way to becoming one of the league’s best guards. We will also identify an interesting matchup to watch. As a group, they have allowed 105 total pressures on 353 pass-blocking snaps. As a unit, the Bucs have allowed 124 total QB pressures on 387 pass-blocking snaps, and LT Donovan Smith has been responsible for 45 of them, the most among any single lineman in the league. The return of long-time OL coach Dante Scarnecchia has had a significant impact on a unit that was one of the worst in football a year ago, though the natural progression of a lot of young players is tough to quantify, too. Travis Swanson has been good at the center spot, too, giving the Lions a pair of solid performers, but the other three spots have been more disappointing, especially Larry Warford, who we have seen is capable of so much more. The Saints lost some quality play this season due to LT Terron Armstead's injury, but with him back in action, this is one of the league’s better lines, with the potential to rise even further in the rankings over the season. All 127 FBS teams were ranked. This week, the team at PFF took a look at the play of the offensive line units through 13 weeks of the 2020 college football season. Even Britt’s season has been more inconsistent than good, and the rest of the line has been a complete mess, with terrible play coming from the other four spots, regardless of who lines up there. Cody Kessler has shown promise as a rookie, but holds the ball too long much of the time, and is the league’s most-pressured QB largely because of his own failings, and not those of the line. This is a line with no real strength, though it is at least better run blocking than it has been pass protecting. 29 position on PFF’s rankings in July. But it wasn’t just Donald who helped lift the Rams to No. The Washington Football Team fielded the best offensive line of the week by combining for a unit PFF grade of 91.1, nearly 15 grading points higher than anyone else. The loss of LT Jared Veldheer could send this unit slipping down the rankings, but John Wetzel held up well at least in his first start, albeit against the 49ers this past week. QB play in New York has not been good, but that’s a tough situation to succeed in. Trent Williams has been the league’s best left tackle this season, and even moonlighted successfully inside at guard when injury forced a reshuffle on the line. 21. Smith has been by far the biggest issue on that line as a pass blocker, but Ali Marpet redresses some of that balance with good pass blocking, allowing 13 total QB pressures so far. Finding fantasy football matchups to exploit in Week 11 based on the strength of each team's offensive line units. This could impact fantasy football value at QB, RB, WR, and TE. NFL free agent rankings with analysis, projected salaries, PFF grades and PFF WAR. As a pair, they have surrendered six sacks and 46 total QB pressures on the season, which would be the most in the league if they were one right tackle. There are some quality units in the league, but it’s amazing just how quickly the list gets into average territory, and how highly ranked you can be with a major hole or two on your line—simply because everybody else has a worse one. Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links .... NFL Offensive Line Rankings following Week 3 of the 2019 NFL season - PFF 2. Jack Mewhort has yet to allow a single sack or hit across 298 pass-blocking snaps at guard. The issue, though, is that Andrew Luck holds the ball longer than any QB in the league outside of Tyrod Taylor, averaging 2.75 seconds per attempt, so this line is pass blocking longer than nearly any other unit. Here’s what they had to say about No. Joe Burrow, Tee Higgins crack PFF’s top-25 rookie rankings PFF ranked the top-25 rookies of 2020, and the Bengals star quarterback and receiver cracked the list. Humphries and RG Earl Watford combining to surrender 13 sacks already. 23 following Week 12 in Pro Football Focus’ list. Offensive lines don’t get much love. Make no mistake, this is a terrible offensive line, but the last-ditch attempt to resurrect the career of Justin Britt has at least been a success, as he has been a solid center, with a PFF grade of 80.5. This unit had some success against the Patriots on Sunday night, but this was a failing more of the Patriots' defensive front than any lasting positive from the Seahawks' O-line. Berger has been good, if not as good as a year ago, and is PFF’s sixth-ranked center with a grade of 84.5; the next-highest grade on the line, however, is 72.3 from Alex Boone, and the current four-starters outside of Berger average a PFF grade of 51.5. The San Francisco 49ers were able to produce quick pressure (pressure within 2.5 seconds of the snap) on 23% of their pass-rush snaps, a rate roughly around the league average. Heading into the season, they had two potential issues on paper at right tackle and center, and both have proven to be problems. Week 11 power rankings. 3 in PFF’s rankings. UPGRADES LA Chargers up five slots. Philadelphia’s line also won't be quite as strong going forward, given RT Lane Johnson's suspension; Johnson was playing at an All-Pro level this year. On passing plays, the key stat is pressures allowed in terms of sacks, hits, and hurries only by offensive linemen. As a group, they have allowed only 76 total pressures, but Alex Smith is once again among the league’s lowest in average depth of target, at 7.5, so they aren’t being asked to protect for the same drops as some other lines. December football and freezing temperatures are nearing, and while it's not entirely true, some old sayings have it that the war in the trenches becomes only more important during these times. PFF's Big Board for the 2021 NFL Draft offers three-year player grades, combine measurables, position rankings, and in-depth player analysis for all of the top draft prospects. As a run-blocking unit, they are actually pretty good, the Packers just rarely seem to ask them to prove it. The Colts have allowed the most total pressures in the entire league, at 159, in 409 pass-blocking snaps. Evaluating offensive line play regarding its effect on fantasy football output has been a stone unturned throughout the course of our game within a game. Nobody on the line has a PFF overall grade above 80.0, and even LT Joe Staley, for years one of the league’s best tackles, has surrendered 31 total QB pressures, though his run blocking has at least remained strong. Each week, we will use our projections to highlight the biggest mismatches in the trenches. Elsewhere, though, the line has been solid, and LT Cordy Glenn has yet to surrender a sack or hit on the QB, despite Tyrod Taylor having the league’s highest average time to throw (by some distance, in fact, at 3.05 seconds). If you’re struggling to decide between 2 guys on draft day, consider the blockers in front of them as a tie-breaker. Most lines have some studs or duds on them, but the Chiefs are a group that lands in the middle of the pack, having really been average or a little better across the board. Following DeAndre Hopkins' epic TD catch, David Carr reveals his top five Hail Mary pass targets. 4 in PFF’s center rankings, with a grade of 85.4, and has allowed just nine total QB pressures in over 410 snaps of pass blocking this season. T.J. Clemmings in particular has been a disaster at tackle, surrendering 24 total pressures and owning one of the worst grades we have ever given a tackle over the past 10 seasons of grading. All 127 FBS teams were ranked. These numbers are then adjusted for the opposition and combined based upon the run-to-pass ratio that each offense plays within to ensure that each offensive line is judged for their performance level within what they are asked to execute. Here’s what PFF writer Mike Renner said about the Bills’ breakdown: The Denver Broncos will be in for a tough time against the Miami Dolphins' pass rush, while the Aaron Donald-led Rams vs. the Tristan Wirfs-led Bucs will be a matchup to keep an eye on. Grade, and any strengths in one area are offset by weaknesses in another pressures so far season. Line extend further than LT Mike Remmers, though he remains the biggest mismatches the. Jake Roth, USA TODAY Sports Ramon Foster are challenging Dallas for the title best... 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