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The 5 O'Clock Club: Ranking the NFC East Offensive Lines

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It’s 5 o’clock somewhere...

It’s July. Free Agency is finished. The draft is in the books. Training Camp is 3 weeks away, and it seems like a good time to consider how the Redskins stack up against their division rivals.

Today, I’d like to think about the Offensive Line — a five-man unit that can take years to build and train.

James Dorsett stole my thunder a little bit, with his outstanding analysis of the Redskins Offensive Line (posted yesterday), but I’d still like to get your ideas about the four teams in the division:

  1. Which unit is the best in the NFC East?
  2. Which is the worst?
  3. When you look position-by-position in the NFC East, who is the beastiest player at each of the 5 spots?

Here’s a summary of the starting units for each of the division teams:

My quick thoughts:

The Redskins & Cowboys both have outstanding offensive lines; in fact, both of them could make a case for ‘best in the league’. Based on consistency (the Redskins appear to be returning all 5 starters, while the Cowboys will have different players at LG & RT), I’m gonna cast my vote for the Washington Redskins as the #1 OL in the division.

I think that Lane Johnson saves the Eagles from the weak line play they suffered through much of the 2016 season, pushing the Giants down to #4 in the division.

My “all star” lineup from the division would be:

LT - Silverback

LG - Gee, this is hard... ummm.... I’ll say... Justin Pugh?

C - There’s some pretty good players here. I’m gonna give it to Travis Frederick.

RG - Jesus! John Jerry, Zack Martin, Brandon Scherff — sounds like a pro-bowl interior OL. I’m gonna hold my nose, close my eyes and pick a second Cowboy. Martin in 2017, but Scherff will have the better career.

RT - I’d love to say Morgan Moses here, but I think Lane Johnson is the pick. He should be taking over as the Eagles starting LT in a season or two, and Moses will be the undisputed best at position in the division when that happens.

Poll

Who is the worst offensive lineman in the NFC East?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    Brandon Brooks
    (4 votes)
  • 6%
    Bobby Hart
    (19 votes)
  • 9%
    Chaz Green
    (26 votes)
  • 31%
    Shawn Laovao
    (88 votes)
  • 4%
    Allen Barbre
    (12 votes)
  • 6%
    Justin Pugh
    (17 votes)
  • 40%
    Erek Flowers
    (115 votes)
281 votes total Vote Now