The left tackle position has a catchy nickname—"the blind side"—that gained popularity through a book and a movie. But what about that "other" side? If any one position along the offensive line gets forgotten most, it's the right tackle. At Bleacher Report, we love right tackles.
When looking at the "strong side" of the line, which blockers make up the best of the best?
To find out, we've determined what makes up a great right tackle and which players best represent those traits. The quest comes as part of the B/R NFL 1,000. The new series offers an in-depth look at every position in the NFL, breaking down players' skills in a way never before seen on the Internet.
BR 1,000 rankings don't assess who had the best year or even who has the most potential. Rather players—in this case, right tackles—are judged on their current skills and mechanics, based on film study of the 2011 NFL preseason and regular season only.
After hours spent scouting every starter and every potential starter, the top 32 right tackles have been scored in 10 criteria (here's more on the criteria). In the slides that follow, we'll explain each player's strengths and weaknesses as the final ranking is revealed.