Ranking the NFL's Top 20 Best Run-Blocking RTs

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Ranking the NFL's Top 20 Best Run-Blocking RTs
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Some tackles in the NFL are best suited for run-blocking, while others are better suited in pass protection. Then you have that rare breed that is dominating in both aspects of the game.

Those type of players are far and few between. They also tend to exist on the left side of the offensive line, protecting the blind side of the quarterback.

It is the right tackle position that has become less heralded because their "importance" to the success of the team has lessened. While this may be true, they do represent one edge of a line that needs to be successful in order for the team to win.

They also tend to be some of the best run-blocking tackles in the league. This article is going to give those unheralded names some attention. The ability of a running back to get to the outside and break the edge does rely on the offensive line to block at the point of contact.

These 20 right tackles are among the best in the league in helping their running backs gain the necessary yards to be successful in the NFL.

 

Note: please take time to read over the first slide in order to better understand how I came up with statistics for this article.

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