Top 10 in 2014: The best interior offensive linemen in the NFL today


2. Louis Vasquez

Vasquez gave the Broncos strength up the middle

When the Broncos gave Vasquez a four-year, $23.5-million contract prior to last season, a lot of people thought John Elway had gone mad with Pat Bowlen’s checkbook. But Denver knew that they needed to improve up the middle, where Peyton Manning is the most vulnerable to a pass rush. And Vasquez helped them do just that, providing a wall of protection that helped the future Hall of Fame quarterback lead the greatest regular-season offense in NFL history.

1. Ryan Kalil

Nobody is better in the middle than Kalil

When on the field, Kalil is simply the best in the business. From 2009-13, he earned four Pro Bowl nods, only missing out when he was limited to five games in 2012. But he didn’t miss a beat when returning from injury last season, earning first-team All-Pro honors for the first time in his career. He’s sensational in both the running and passing games, directing a Panthers offensive line that helps Carolina excel in both phases of the game.

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  • Stunned

    Appallingly bad.

  • Lo

    Sitton hasn’t played tackle since college.

  • todd

    LOLOLOL. He helped panthers excel to the 26th Ranked Offense in the NFL.

    • Illiterate or Ignorant?

      Maybe you are reading the wrong article; this ranks individual linemen, not offensives. Before you make yourself look like a clown, go read and their analysis. Not only did he make all-pro (this means that NFL professionals believe that he was top-2 at his position fyi), but he had one of the best individual pff grades (this means that independent analysts have statistics that put him at the top).

  • James

    You left Yanda off this list because…?

  • Eddie

    I don’t normally comment on these but the rankings lists they have here are absolutely awful.Just terrible

  • Alec

    where the f**k is John Sullivan? who has been one of the best centers in the NFL for 3 years now

  • Anonymous

    i like how they list gronk as 2nd best te….but miss pouncey (steelers version) completely ourt of top ten. i’m pretty sure hes made the pro bowl every year but last year(hurt) and is now the highest paid center in the history of the league (wonder why that is???)