Offensive Line Training Camp Updates
By Matt Bitonti
Updated August 30th, 2012

As the preseason winds down, most of the meaningful action has taken place. Here are our final offensive line rankings.

2012 Offensive Line Ranks

Rank
Last
Team
Grade
Last
Run
Pass
Comment
1
1
Tennessee
A+
A++
A+
B+
Downgrade: C Amano out for the year; Velasco to replace
2
2
NY Jets
A
A+
A+
B-
Possible upgrade if new RT Austin Howard performs
3
3
Cleveland
A
A+
A-
B+
4
5
San Francisco
A
A
A
B+
Possible upgrade if Leonard Davis wins starting RG job
5
4
New England
A
A
B
A-
Downgrade: Starters haven't been playing together in preseason
6
7
Carolina
A
A-
A
B
7
8
New Orleans
A
A-
B
A+
8
9
Baltimore
A
A-
A
B+
Possible upgrade if rookie Kelechi Osemele wins a job
9
13
NY Giants
B+
B
B
B+
Upgrade: Diehl to RT; Booth to LG
10
11
Denver
B+
B+
B
B-
Downgrade: RG Kuper injured; Ramirez to replace
11
10
Green Bay
B+
B+
C+
A-
Downgrade: Swing tackle change: Sherrod out, Datko in
12
6
Tampa Bay
B
A
A-
B-
Downgrade: Joseph out for year with knee injury; Larsen to replace
13
16
Miami
B
B
A-
C+
14
17
Houston
B
B
B+
C+
Possible upgrade if new RT Derek Newton performs
15
15
Seattle
B
B
A-
C
Possible upgrade if new RG J.R. Sweezy performs
16
14
Philadelphia
B
B
C+
B+
Downgrade: Dunlap beats Bell for starting LT job
17
20
Detroit
C+
B-
C+
A-
18
24
Kansas City
C+
C+
B
C
Upgrade: Line looks good in preseason
19
12
Cincinnati
C+
B
C
B
Downgrade: Cook and Wharton out for year; Faine and Boling in
20
19
Pittsburgh
C+
B-
C+
B-
Downgrade: Decastro out; Foster to replace
21
18
Jacksonville
C+
B-
B
C
Downgrade: Rackley ankle recovery setback; line reshuffled
22
21
Atlanta
C+
B-
C-
B-
Downgrade: Swing tackle Svitek out for year (right arm)
23
22
Oakland
C
C+
B
C
24
23
Minnesota
C
C+
B
D+
Possible upgrade if new G Brandon Fusco performs
25
28
Buffalo
C-
C-
D+
B+
26
25
San Diego
C-
C
D+
C+
Downgrade: LT Gaither probably not healthy by Week 1
27
27
St. Louis
C-
C-
D+
C+
28
29
Chicago
D+
C-
C+
D+
Possible upgrade if rookie James Brown wins a job
29
31
Dallas
D+
D+
D+
C+
Upgrade: Bernadeau back from injury; Dockery signed for depth
30
30
Washington
D+
D+
D
C-
Downgrade: Polumbus replaces Brown; Hurt in for Lichtensteiger
31
32
Indianapolis
D
D+
D-
D
Downgrade: LG Ijalana waived/injured; Reitz to replace
32
26
Arizona
D-
C-
C-
D-
Downgrade: LT Brown out for year (triceps); Batiste to replace

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