The 10 Best Offensive Linemen Ever to Play in the NFL
If you go to a football game, almost everyone in the stadium is paying attention to the: quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, and even linebackers. This article is all about the big ugly men up front that should have gotten and deserve all the glory that the quarterbacks, running backs etc. get. Because the linemen are what makes the pretty boys stay pretty. Here is my list of the best offensive linemen of all-time.
#1 Anthony Munoz, Offensive Tackle
This was a hard choice to put Anthony Munoz as the best offensive linemen ever to play. The Bengals legend manhandled defensive linemen. And earned himself a spot in the Hall of Fame with 11 pro-bowls and 9 first team all-pro selections.
#2 Bruce Matthews, Offensive Guard/Center
Bruce Matthews is arguably the best player to ever wear a Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans uniform. His pro-bowl totals are unreal. Bruce Matthews's 14 pro-bowls and 9 all-pro selections threw him in the Hall of Fame. He also has the rights to say he blocked for legends Earl Campbell and Warren Moon.
#3 Randall McDaniel, Offensive Guard
You might know Randall McDaniel as the guy who just recently got inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, But defensive linemen know him as the Devil. McDaniel has 12 pro bowls and 9 first team all-pros under his belt and earned himself a spot on this list.
#4 Mike Webster, Center
"Iron Mike" was a premier linemen. He blocked for Steeler legends Franco Harris and Terry Bradshaw. He is a Hall of Famer, and 9-time pro-bowler with 7 all-pro selections
#5 Will Shields, Offensive Guard
The Kansas City Chiefs were so lucky to have Will Shields. He was a key part to the Chiefs success in the early 2000's blocking for Chiefs legends Priest Holmes and Trent Green. He is easily a first ballad Hall of Famer. He is a 12-time pro-bowler, 9-time all-pro selections, and even the 2003 Walter Payton Man of the Year winner. He never missed one game and started every game except one in the 224 games he has played in.
#6 Jonathan Ogden, Offensive Tackle
When the Baltimore Ravens picked Jonathan Ogden with the team's first pick ever in franchise history the Ravens made a smart choice. The man was a mammoth The 6 foot 9 inch tackle helped the Ravens win their first Super Bowl. Ogden is Hall of Fame material with 11 pro-bowl and 6 all-pro selections.
#7 Willie Roaf, Offensive Tackle
Willie Roaf was a New Orleans Saints legend for 8 seasons with 7 pro-bowls and a Kansas City Chief legend for 4 seasons and went to 4 pro-bowls as a Chief. With a total of 11 pro-bowls and 6 first team all-pro selections he is no doubt a Hall of Famer and one of the best linemen of all-time.
#8 Gene Upshaw, Offensive Guard
Gene Upshaw had to be on this list. He won 2 super bowls with the Oakland Raiders and went to 6 pro-bowls and was selected to 4 first team all-pro teams.
#9 Mike Munchak, Offensive Guard
Mike Munchak joined Bruce Matthews to help anchor the best offensive line of their decade. And also joins Matthews as one of the best players to ever put on a Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans uniform. He was selected to 9 pro-bowls and 4 first team all-pro teams.
#10 Alan Faneca, Offensive Guard
Alan Faceca is arguably the best offensive linemen of the decade and currently in the NFL. He blocked for Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh, Brett Favre last year with The New York Jets, and currently blocks for a rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez in New York as well. He was selected to 7 pro bowls with the Steelers and 1 with the Jets and continues to be dominate. For his career he has been selected to a total of 8 pro bowls and 5 all-pro teams.