John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Steve Palazzolo with Pro Football Focus updated his top offensive lines through 10 games this season and pegged LSU's unit at No. 1.
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1. LSU Tigers (88.74 rating, on a 0-100 scale)
While the season has been disappointing as a whole for LSU, the offensive line has done its part. When adjusting for competition, the Tigers’ game against Alabama was not bad comparatively, as the Alabama defense has given up virtually nothing to opposing teams on the ground, while creating pressure at an incredibly high rate. The interior of the line is what sets LSU apart, starting with Ethan Pocic, who ranks fifth among centers at 84.2 overall, while guard Josh Boutte has the nation’s No. 6 grade at 84.8 overall, including an 87.1 grade as a run-blocker that ranks third. The other guard spot is manned by Will Clapp, who checks in with a strong 78.4 grade, highlighted with an 86.4 mark in pass protection.
Palazzolo ranked Auburn at No. 2 (87.23) and Alabama at No. 3 (87.04).
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Methodology:
The PFF O-Line Metric quantifies the performance of an entire offensive line on a statistical basis, using a range of data collected by Pro Football Focus’ highly skilled analysis and player participation teams. For both run-blocking and pass-blocking situations, the offensive line’s performance is assessed against an expected production level, which is derived from a variety of scenarios. On run plays, the key statistic is yards before contact, where the expected gain before contact is set based on factors like the number of defensive players in the box, the run concept called by the offense and the down-and-distance situation. On passing plays, the key stat is pressures allowed in terms of sacks, hits and hurries only by offensive linemen. The expectation there is set by factors such as the down-and-distance situation, the dropback-type by the quarterback and whether a play-action fake was executed. These numbers are then adjusted for the opposition and combined based upon the run-to-pass ratio that each offense plays within to ensure that each offensive line is judged for their performance level within what they are asked to execute.
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46 Comments
This article.....BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Reply53 months
We looked like world beaters after Missouri and Ole piss on the OL. After the gumps man handled them we are no where near the top of the list. When Boutee gets pancaked there is more work to be done. SOS last two years with the gumps.
Reply53 months
They are in the conversation as one of the best in college football for sure. They should not be judged on just the Bama game. The game before they sprung LF7 loose with gaping holes.
Reply53 months
Oh my god no it's not.
Reply53 months
This is the sporting news equivalent of the Huffington Post.
Reply53 months
They're not the best, but this whole our oline is terrible" shite from fans is ridiculous.
Reply53 months
WHAT THE frick LOL LOL LOL LOL
Reply53 months
Alright Ashton Kutcher you can jump out of the wall now.
Reply53 months
PFF trolling hard AF...
Reply53 months
Wut?
Reply53 months
Was this before Bama? Because of not, this is a joke.
Reply53 months
This got to be a joke?
Reply53 months
This got to be a joke?
Reply53 months
How does the left tackle grade? He was not mentioned and I can imagine why.
Reply53 months
If our Oline played like the best Oline in the country, then we beat bama. Plain and simple. Hell they play average against bama and we win but they played the worst game of the year and let the team down
Reply53 months
No OL in the country could beat Bama with the LSU offensive scheme.
53 months
Yeah they played well but they didn't let the team down. They were trying but the Alabama DL was just better.
53 months
is somebody fricking with me. where's the camera?
Reply53 months
pass the bong CFF
Reply53 months
I thought the same thing
53 months
yeah its Pro Football Focus but I hear you....
53 months
That's because we have played 2 good defense out of 8 games. Auburn is ok. Wait until Arky, UF and TAMU all have good defensive lines. With that said, I believe we will be able to beat UF and TAMU because of their back end and LB play. Stupid.
Reply53 months
I'd like to see what College Football Focus has to say about this.
Reply53 months
Though they might of underperformed against a tough ranked bama team, I believe some of those guys will play a lot of snaps in the NFL. They are that talented but it hasn't correlated into much after you look back at the arse whooping they took this past weekend.
Reply53 months
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