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

The USB’s POWER RANKING of every single NFL starter rolls along with a look at the guards on the offensive line.

I would sit here and try to pump this column up to get you guys excited, but truth is….it’s offensive linemen. Yes, they are extremely important to the overall offense, but WHO THE HELL WANTS TO TALK ABOUT THEM?

I guess I have to.

Here are the top (and bottom) guards currently tearing it up in the AFC…..

 

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32. Andre Smith (Cincinnati Bengals)

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Age: 30
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: F
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: F
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

31. Alex Lewis (Baltimore Ravens)

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


 

30. Jermon Bushrod (Miami Dolphins)

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Age: 32
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: F
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: B-
Previous Rankings: 25th (2016)


 

29. Jeff Allen (Houston Texans)

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Age: 27
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: F
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: B
Previous Rankings: 4th (2016)


 

28. Dan Feeney (Los Angeles Chargers)

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


 

27. Cam Robinson (Jacksonville Jaguars)

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Age: 21
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: Rookie
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: Rookie
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

26. Forrest Lamp (Los Angeles Chargers)

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


 

25. Xavier Su’a-Filo (Houston Texans)

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Age: 26
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: F
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: C+
Previous Rankings: 27th (2016)


 

24. Parker Ehinger (Kansas City Chiefs)

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


 

23. Joe Haeg (Indianapolis Colts)

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


 

22. Ted Larsen (Miami Dolphins)

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Age: 30
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: C+
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: B-
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

21. A.J. Cann (Jacksonville Jaguars)

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Age: 25
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: F
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: B
Previous Rankings: 21st (2016)


 

20. Joe Thuney (New England Patriots)

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


 

19. Max Garcia (Denver Broncos)

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Age: 25
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: C
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: B
Previous Rankings: 15th (2016)


 

18. Clint Boling (Cincinnati Bengals)

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Age: 28
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: D-
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: B+
Previous Rankings: 11th (2016), 22nd (2015)


 

17. Brian Winters (New York Jets)

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Age: 25
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: C+
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: B
Previous Rankings: 22nd (2016)


 

16. John Miller (Buffalo Bills)

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Age: 23
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: B
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: B-
Previous Rankings: 31st (2016)


 

15. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (Kansas City Chiefs)

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Age: 26
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: C
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: A-
Previous Rankings: 28th (2016)


 

14. Joel Bitonio (Cleveland Browns)

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Age: 25
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: B
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: B+
Previous Rankings: 13th (2016), 2nd (2015)


 

13. Jack Mewhort (Indianapolis Colts)

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Age: 25
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: B-
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: B+
Previous Rankings: 3rd (2016), 19th (2015)


 

12. Ronald Leary (Denver Broncos)

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Age: 28
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: B
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: B
Previous Rankings: Not ranked


 

11. Josh Kline (Tennessee Titans)

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


 

10. Gabe Jackson (Oakland Raiders)

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Age: 25
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: B-
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: B+
Previous Rankings: 7th (2016), 11th (2015)


 

9. Quinton Spain (Tennessee Titans)

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Age: 25
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: B
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: B
Previous Rankings: 20th (2016)


 

8. James Carpenter (New York Jets)

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Age: 28
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: B-
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: A
Previous Rankings: 10th (2016), 25th (2015)


 

7. Shaq Mason (New England Patriots)

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


 

6. David DeCastro (Pittsburgh Steelers)

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Age: 27
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: B+
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: A
Previous Rankings: 8th (2016), 12th (2015)


 

5. Richie Incognito (Buffalo Bills)

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Age: 33
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: B+
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: A
Previous Rankings: 2nd (2016), 22nd (2015)


 

4. Kevin Zeitler (Cleveland Browns)

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Age: 27
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: B+
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: A
Previous Rankings: 6th (2016), 5th (2015)


 

3. Kelechi Osemele (Oakland Raiders)

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Age: 28
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: B+
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: A
Previous Rankings: 5th (2016), 6th (2015)


 

2. Ramon Foster (Pittsburgh Steelers)

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Age: 31
2016-17 Run Blocking Grade: B+
2016-17 Pass Blocking Grade: A
Previous Rankings: 9th (2016), 14th (2015)


 

1. Marshal Yanda (Baltimore Ravens)

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

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