[2017-18 NFL Position Power Rankings] The Offensive Tackles (AFC)

We continue The USB’s power rankings of every single NFL starter with a look at the most important position on the offensive line, the offensive tackles!

It might come as a surprise to some of you, but the offensive tackle position is extremely important to the overall offense. Why exactly? Because these are the guys that are expected to keep your quarterback upright and healthy. If your QB isn’t producing on-the-field, there’s a great chance your team lacks some quality offensive tackles.

So, who are the best offensive tackles in the AFC? I’m glad you asked.

LET’S GO TO THE LIST!

 

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32. Donald Stephenson (Denver Broncos)

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Age: 28
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: F
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: F
Previous Rankings: 31st (2016), 26th (2015)


 

31. Cedric Ogbuehi (Cincinnati Bengals)

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Age: 25
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: F
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: F
Previous Rankings: 18th (2016)


 

30. Branden Albert (Jacksonville Jaguars)

NFL: New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins

Age: 32
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: F
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: F
Previous Rankings: 12th (2016), 7th (2015)


 

29. Jake Fisher (Cincinnati Bengals)

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Age: 24
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: F
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: F
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

28. Breno Giacomini (Houston Texans)

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Age: 31
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: F
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: F
Previous Rankings: 29th (2016), 23rd (2015)


 

27. Ben Ijalana (New York Jets)

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Age: 27
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: F
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: F
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

26. James Hurst (Baltimore Ravens)

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Age: 25
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: F
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: F
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

25. Kelvin Beachum (New York Jets)

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Age: 28
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: C
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: F
Previous Rankings: 15th (2016), 3rd (2015)


 

24. Le’Raven Clark (Indianapolis Colts)

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Age: 24
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: F
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: B
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

23. Joe Barksdale (Los Angeles Chargers)

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Age: 29
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: C
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: F
Previous Rankings: 10th (2016)


 

22. Austin Howard (Oakland Raiders)

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Age: 30
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: F
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: C
Previous Rankings: 8th (2016), 27th (2015)


 

21. Dion Dawkins (Buffalo Bills)

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Age: 23
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: Rookie
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: Rookie
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

20. Garett Bolles (Denver Broncos)

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Age: 25
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: Rookie
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: Rookie
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

19. Shon Coleman (Cleveland Browns)

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Age: 25
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: D+
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: C+
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

18. Laremy Tunsil (Miami Dolphins)

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Age: 22
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: B
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: F
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

17. Russell Okung (Los Angeles Chargers)

NFL: AFC Championship-New England Patriots at Denver Broncos

Age: 29
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: F
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: B
Previous Rankings: 13th (2016), 29th (2015)


 

16. Eric Fisher (Kansas City Chiefs)

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Age: 26
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: D
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: B+
Previous Rankings: 20th (2016), 25th (2015)


 

15. Ja’Wuan James (Miami Dolphins)

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Age: 25
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: C+
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: B
Previous Rankings: 19th (2016), 31st (2015)


 

14. Jermey Parnell (Jacksonville Jaguars)

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Age: 30
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: B
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: C+
Previous Rankings: 22nd (2016), 10th (2015)


 

13. Ronnie Stanley (Baltimore Ravens)

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Age: 23
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: B+
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: C
Previous Rankings: 16th (2016)


 

12. Mitchell Schwartz (Kansas City Chiefs)

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Age: 28
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: B+
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: C+
Previous Rankings: 3rd (2016), 16th (2015)


 

11. Alejandro Villanueva (Pittsburgh Steelers)

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Age: 28
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: B+
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: B-
Previous Rankings: 27th (2016)


 

10. Cordy Glenn (Buffalo Bills)

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Age: 27
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: A-
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: C
Previous Rankings: 4th (2016), 13th (2015)


 

9. Anthony Castonzo (Indianapolis Colts)

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos

Age: 28
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: B
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: B+
Previous Rankings: 9th (2016), 4th (2015)


 

8. Nate Solder (New England Patriots)

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Age: 29
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: B
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: B+
Previous Rankings: 24th (2016), 20th (2015)


 

7. Duane Brown (Houston Texans)

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Age: 31
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: B+
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: B+
Previous Rankings: 7th (2016), 6th (2015)


 

6. Marcus Gilbert (Pittsburgh Steelers)

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Age: 29
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: A
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: B
Previous Rankings: 11th (2016), 14th (2015)


 

5. Donald Penn (Oakland Raiders)

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Age: 34
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: B+
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: A
Previous Rankings: 5th (2016), 9th (2015)


 

4. Jack Conklin (Tennessee Titans)

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Age: 22
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: A
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: B+
Previous Rankings: 17th (2016)


 

3. Joe Thomas (Cleveland Browns)

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Age: 32
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: A
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: B
Previous Rankings: 1st (2016), 1st (2015)


 

2. Taylor Lewan (Tennessee Titans)

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Age: 25
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: A-
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: A
Previous Rankings: 6th (2016), 12th (2015)


 

1. Marcus Cannon (New England Patriots)

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Age: 29
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: A-
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: A
Previous Rankings: Not ranked

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