The 15 Most Freakishly Strong and Athletic RTs Ever

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The 15 Most Freakishly Strong and Athletic RTs Ever
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Left tackles get all the love: Jim Parker, Anthony Munoz, Jonathan Ogden, Orlando Pace, of eras past are icons. 

And today, Jake Long and Joe Thomas are well on their way to that type of status. 

Why? Because they are (more often than not) charged with blindside protection. That's why they usually earn the big bucks and praise.

That doesn't necessarily leave their bookend, counterparts at right tackle broke and unappreciated. But they don't get quite as much love. 

Not on this list.

Since left tackles' biggest task is pass protection, right tackles often need to be much more balanced and versatile: more-than competent at pass pro, but dominant at run/drive blocking. 

Exceptional strength, speed and footwork achieves that. 

Each one of these 15 men possesses such talent. 

Note: As you'll notice, for right tackles (and any position, for that matter) "freakish strength and athleticism" doesn't necessarily translate to greatness. Just ask Tony Mandarich or Robert Gallery. 

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