NFL: Top 6 Young LTs to Build a Team Around

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NFL: Top 6 Young LTs to Build a Team Around
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Given the dramatic rise in number of pass attempts per game (and the fact that most quarterbacks are right handed) the left tackle is becoming more and more important each year.

Left tackles are nine times out of 10 the blindside protector for a quarterback and the position attracts the most skilled, quickest and strongest lineman in the game.

So each team wants to have one that can protect the passer with great consistency as well as be a major contributor in the running game.

These left tackles—let's call "young" under the age of 28 by the start of the 2012 season—are who every GM, head coach and quarterback in the NFL would like to see line up as their offensive line's anchor. 

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