NFL Player Rankings
Updated - 8-13-10
1. JAHRI EVANS, NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
-Hands down, the most well rounded OG in the league. Big, mobile, powerful and smart. If I were picking nits, I’d want him to be a bit nastier.
2. LEONARD DAVIS, DALLAS COWBOYS
-The most powerful run blocker in the NFL. Absolutely mauls defenders. Has never been a flawless pass protector, but gets the job done.
3. STEVE HUTCHINSON, MINNESOTA VIKINGS
-Still a dominant presence. Nasty and plays with a defensive lineman’s mentality. Not as mobile as he once was.
4. CHRIS SNEE, NEW YORK GIANTS
-He is a brawler and fights from snap to whistle. Not as athletically gifted as the other elite OG’s, but will refuse to lose a battle. A favorite of mine to watch.
5. LOGAN MANKINS, NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
-Sound technician. Strong and relentless. Will not wow you in one-on-one battles. Very consistent.
6. BEN GRUBBS, BALTIMORE RAVENS
-One of the more athletic OG’s in the NFL. Light on his feet and mobile in space. Rarely loses a one on one matchup. Needs to play with consistent leverage.
7. BRIAN WATERS, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
-Not the athlete he was a few years ago, but he is still agile enough to be effective. Smart. Plays hard and is strong as an ox.
8. DAVIN JOSEPH, TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
-Steadily improving. Extremely strong and nasty. Plays with a defensive player’s mentality.
9. ALAN FANECA, ARIZONA CARDINALS
-Was so good at one point, his decline still lands him in the top 10. Still a viable run blocker, but can be a liability vs. quick DT’s. Smart and durable.
10. ERIC STEINBACH, CLEVELAND BROWNS
-Athletic and skilled. Precise in his technique. Built more like a LT and can slide out in a pinch. Can be overpowered at times.
11, KRIS DEILMAN, SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
-Downright vicious and nasty when on top of his game. Has been scaled back a bit by San Diego’s finesse approach and passing orientation.
12. TRAVELLE WHARTON, CAROLINA PANTHERS
-May have the best feet of any OG in the league. Has played and can play LT. Could stand to get bigger and stronger.
13. HARVEY DAHL, ATLANTA FALCONS
-Another nasty S.O.B. Gets under defensive players’ skin and stays on them all day. Athletically, he’s just a guy.
14. TODD HERREMANS, PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
-Big and powerful. A bit of a miscast is Andy Reid’s pass happy offense. Can play either OT spot if needed.
15. CARL NICKS, NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
-Young, big and powerful. Still learning the nuances of the position, but has the natural ability to be dominant. Weight can be an issue.
16. JAKE SCOTT, TENNESSEE TITANS
-Above average athletically. Not overly powerful, but is a brawler. Has the mobility to move well in space.
17. JUSTIN BLALOCK, ATLANTA FALCONS
-Has become a solid player. Steadily ascending into elite territory. Devastating run blocker. Must improve consistency in pass pro.
18. BOBBIE WILLIAMS, CINCINNATI BENGALS
-Big, wide bodied blocker. Excels in the run game. Needs to watch his weight, as he can be a bit sluggish.
19. ROBERT GALLERY, OAKLAND RAIDERS
-Former LT bust, but has found a home at OG. Strong and mobile. Flashed dominant ability. Still must perfect hand usage.
20. CHRIS KEMOEATU, PITTSBURGH STEELERS
-Mean and nasty disposition. Plays with aggression, sometimes too much so. Not totally comfortable in space. Liability in pass pro.
21. JACOB BELL, ST. LOUIS RAMS
-Limited athletically and is a bit stiff. Strong at the point of attack. Can move the pile.
22. BRANDON MOORE, NEW YORK JETS
-Hard working blocker who fights hard on every play. Not the most punishing blocker, relying more on athleticism and footwork.
23. RICH SEUBERT, NEW YORK GIANTS
-Self-made player who gets the most of his ability. Limited athletically and has trouble with quicker DT’s.
24. REGGIE WELLS, ARIZONA CARDINALS
-Can slide out an play RT if needed. Fairly decent athlete. Has a strong, compact punch that stuns defenders.
25. DARREN COLLEDGE, GREEN BAY PACKERS
-Very athletic and light on his feet. Could use added strength and bulk. Highly inconsistent and is a bit of an underachiever.
26. JEREMY ZUTTAH, TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
-Definitely on the rise. A solid athlete, smart and willing. Needs to play with more of a consistent mean steak.
27. DEUCE LATUI, ARIZONA CARDINALS
-When he’s motivated, he can be one of the best in the league. Has a tendency to get overweight and become sluggish.
28. STEPHEN NEAL, NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
-Skilled tactician and former wrestler. Uses leverage to his advantage. Has limited value out of the “phone booth” at this point.
29. DERRICK DOCKERY, WASHINGTON REDSKINS
-Has as much natural ability as any OG in the NFL. His effort and conditioning are up and down.
30. ROBERTO GARZA, CHICAGO BEARS
-Not as effective as he was a few years ago. Still strong and smart. Limited in space and not asked to pull much anymore.
31. ROB SIMS, DETROIT LIONS
-Classic underachiever. Has all the tools to dominate. Will get a fresh start in Detroit.
32. ERIC WOOD, BUFFALO BILLS
-Young, upcoming player who flashed elite ability as a rookie. Can he grow into a top tier player?
ROOKIES (WITH THE CHANCE TO CRACK TOP 32)
1. MIKE IUPATI, SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
-Huge, powerful and athletic. He has top shelf ability. Technique is a big question. A bit of a grabber.
2. MAURKICE POUNCEY, PITTSBURGH STEELERS
-A natural center, but will begin his career at RG. May too good to keep off the field at C, however.