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.
quote:

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).
quote:

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.
You can see the complete list here.
Filed Under: LSU Football

Comments

46 Comments
pass the bong CFF
Reply54 months
I thought the same thing
54 months
yeah its Pro Football Focus but I hear you....
54 months
Evidence that statistics can be misleading
Reply54 months
is somebody fricking with me. where's the camera?
Reply54 months
If LSU's is the best, then just give the goddamned trophy to Bama now.
Reply54 months
Haha, Bama Front 7 says otherwise
Reply54 months
No kidding, do they have short-term memory loss?
54 months
This got to be a joke?
Reply54 months
yea and Hillary is our new President
Reply54 months
Was this before Bama? Because of not, this is a joke.
Reply54 months
hahahahahahahaah.......................No
Reply54 months
They must've missed last week's game
Reply54 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
Reply54 months
No OL in the country could beat Bama with the LSU offensive scheme.
54 months
Yeah they played well but they didn't let the team down. They were trying but the Alabama DL was just better.
54 months
WHAT THE frick LOL LOL LOL LOL
Reply54 months
PFF trolling hard AF...
Reply54 months
This got to be a joke?
Reply54 months
Steve Palazzolo = Dumbass
Reply54 months
LOLOL
Reply54 months
How does the left tackle grade? He was not mentioned and I can imagine why.
Reply54 months
This article.....BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Reply54 months
Wut???
Reply54 months
Hahaha
Reply54 months
Popular Stories
comments19
comments9

LSU Falls In Heartbreaker Against Alabama, 6-5

The Tigers drop to 31-19 on the season and 10-16 in conference play.
comments26

Report: Kary Vincent Jr. Signs 4-Year Deal With The Broncos

Vincent Jr. was selected in the 7th round of the NFL Draft.
LATEST HEADLINES
LSU Falls In Heartbreaker Against Alabama, 6-5
The Tigers drop to 31-19 on the season and 10-16 in conference play.
comments9
Tigers Edge Alabama, 2-1 In Game 1 OF SEC Series
LSU improved to 31-18 overall, 10-15 in the SEC.
comments1
1961 Tigers to Celebrate 60th Anniversary of SEC Baseball Title
12 members from the 1961 team will attend Saturday's game at Alex Box.
comments8
comments19
LSU Baseball vs. Alabama This Weekend In Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field
The Tigers head into the weekend with a 30-18, 9-15 overall record.
comments3
Report: Kary Vincent Jr. Signs 4-Year Deal With The Broncos
Vincent Jr. was selected in the 7th round of the NFL Draft.
comments26
logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram