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Right Guard, Jahri Evans: The Saints offensive line is the best in football, and it is anchored by Evans. The perennial Pro Bowler continued to be one of the best pass protectors in football, and he was a major factor in New Orleans' revitalized running game.
Left Guard, Carl Nicks: The 26-year-old Nebraska product built on a successful 2010, and he is now one of the best offensive linemen in the league. Nicks was terrific at preventing pass rushers from pressuring Drew Brees, and he also improved significantly in opening up holes for the running game.
Honorable Mentions: Logan Mankins, Brian Waters, Marshal Yanda, Chris Snee, John Sitton
Right Tackle, Michael Oher: The Blind Side icon is developing into one of the game's best right tackles, as he continues to make room for Ray Rice on the edge and protect Joe Flacco well.
Left Tackle, Joe Staley: The mammoth Central Michigan alum had a terrific 2011 campaign, as he provided holes for running back Frank Gore to explode through, while also passionately protecting quarterback Alex Smith.
Honorable Mentions: Jermon Bushrod, Eric Winston, Ryan Clady, Matt Light, Chad Clifton
Center, Maurkice Pouncey: Since his debut in 2010, Pouncey has been one of the best centers in football. He has appeared in the Pro Bowl his first two seasons, and he has helped significantly improve a rocky Steelers offensive line. His tremendous athleticism and strength allow him to be a superb pass protector and run blocker.
Honorable Mentions: Scott Wells, Matt Birk, Todd McClure