2020 NFL Draft Guide: Offensive Lines Matter
Dan Malin tells you why it is vital to know each team's offensive lines strengths and weaknesses
Do offensive lines matter? Of course they do. It’s the same answer I’ve given three straight years. These bruisers are doing the gritty work in the trenches so you’re RB1 can rush for over 100 yards and a score. The offensive tackles protect the quarterback from outside pressure. The interior linemen open up the gaps and try to block thicker defensive tackles aiming to plug up running holes. A really good offensive line blocking for really talented skill players is the ideal combination. Offensive lines are generally the tightest group of players on the field. They do everything together on-and-off the field. They don’t get the flash or recognition they probably should and you rarely hear of a prima donna offensive lineman. Offensive linemen can be some of the most selfless athletes you’ll ever come by. They understand the team aspect of it. They may never see the end zone, but they still contribute in moving the offense down the field.
It’s no coincidence that the Top 5 teams...