Top 10 Offensive Guards in NFL 2023 Rankings
Zack Martin leads the way as we rank the Top 10 NFL Offensive Guards going into the 2023 NFL season. Also where Quenton Nelson, Brandon Scherff, Joe Thuney, and more rank
By admin | May 18, 2023
The game of football continues to evolve from NFL season to the next season while players continue to get bigger, stronger, and faster.
In addition, the evolution of the way offenses are playing has put the value on the offensive line including offensive guards at a premium.
As you start to look around the NFL teams, many if not all 32 NFL teams feature at least one premium to upper echelon offensive guard entrenched in their line. Each are well worth mentioning among the Top 10 NFL Offensive Guards 2023 rankings list.
When you look at who is deserving of a spot among the best offensive guards in the NFL one name that comes to mind is Zack Martin of the Dallas Cowboys.
Martin has ranked among the best guards in the NFL year in and year out since being drafted by the Cowboys back during the 2014 NFL Draft.
Joining Martin on the list of the best offensive guards in the National Football League includes Quenton Nelson, Brandon Scherff, Joe Thuney, and more. Here is a look at the Top 10 NFL Offensive Guards 2023 rankings list.
Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Landing just outside of the Top 10 NFL Offensive Guards 2023 rankings list is the Kansas City Chiefs offensive guard Trey Smith. Smith is just one of two talented guards on the Chiefs roster with Joe Thuney ranking among the games best as well.
Smith who was drafted during the 6th round of the 2021 NFL Draft has anchored in the team’s offensive line while earning an All-Rookie selection after his strong play during his rookie season.
The Chiefs guard has tremendous size and power to help him in both pass blocking and run blocking schemes while helping the Chiefs win the Super Bowl last season.
Team: Green Bay Packers
Depending on who you ask and the film you watch, Elgton Jenkins of the Green Bay Packers could be a lot higher on the list of the best offensive guards in the NFL.
However, the crop around the game is as strong as ever while landing Jenkins just outside of the best offensive guard list.
Jenkins is another versatile guard who has the talent to not only play both the left guard and right guard positions but also fill in at the tackle positions when called upon. Over the course of the 2023 NFL season Jenkins allowed just three sacks over 960 offensive snaps played.
Top 10 NFL Offensive Guards
10. Brandon Scherff
Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Coming in at number 10 on the Top 10 NFL Offensive Guards 2023 rankings list is the eight-year veteran Brandon Scherff who will be entering his second season with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Scherff who was signed by the team before the 2022 NFL Season didn’t disappoint while he showcased his ability to anchor and play offensive guard at a high level.
His play at the position helped transform the Jaguars offensive line into a strong unit while providing protection for Trevor Lawrence.
The Jaguars turned around their struggles while securing a playoff spot and producing the 10th most yards per game in the NFL last season.
9. Alijah Vera-Tucker
Team: New York Jets
One offensive guard to monitor entering the 2023 NFL Season is the New York Jets third year guard Alijah Vera-Tucker. Vera-Tucker who played his college football with the USC Trojans was a First-Team All-Pac 12 selection before being drafted by the Jets with the 14th overall pick during the 2021 NFL Draft.
Despite missing the end of the 2022 NFL season, it is hard not to like what the Jets young guard has done for the team on the offensive line while being as versatile as any lineman in the NFL. Prior to his torn triceps, Vera-Tucker ranked among the best guards in the NFL in pass blocking and run blocking.
8. Wyatt Teller
Team: Cleveland Browns
When you look at the line play of the Cleveland Browns it ranks among the best year in and year out while the team ranks among the best in overall run performance.
Much of that success comes with the combination of Wyatt Teller and Joe Bitonio anchoring down the guard positions for the team.
While Teller missed being named to either of the All-Pro teams, the former Virginia Tech Hokies lineman was named to his second straight NFL Pro Bowl team while showcasing his ability to rank among the best guards week in and week out.
7. Shaq Mason
Team: Houston Texans
After spending the 2022 NFL season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Shaq Mason was traded over to the Houston Texans while delivering them another strong piece to their offensive line.
Mason has gone under the radar among offensive guard positions with so many other top tier names being thrown around the NFL.
Nonetheless, don’t let that fool you as Mason graded out a 68.2 last season according to PFF while performing well both in pass blocking situations and run blocking schemes. Entering 2023, Mason should continue to excel while playing on a Texans line that is up and coming around the NFL.
6. Joe Thuney
Team: Kansas City Chiefs
As you look around the NFL the Kansas City Chiefs completely retooled their offensive line over the past few seasons with Joe Thuney being one of those moves.
The move has paid off as Thuney helped the Chiefs offensive line to rank among the best in the NFL while helping the team win the Super Bowl.
Thuney’s IQ of the game of football allows him to position himself in ways to excel the Chiefs offense while ranking strong in both run blocking and pass blocking among all offensive guards while showcasing his talent at both the right guard and left guard position.
5. Michael Onwenu
Team: New England Patriots
Rounding out the top five on the Top 10 NFL Offensive Guards 2023 rankings list is the New England Patriots offensive guard Michael Onwenu.
At just 25 years old the former 6th round pick from the Michigan Wolverines is slowly developing into one of the best offensive guards in the NFL.
Onwenu is as versatile as any guard in the NFL playing both the left guard and right guard position since entering the NFL after the 2020 NFL Draft. Over the course of the 2022 NFL Season, the Patriots guard allowed only 14 pressures all season while holding opposing defensive players to one sack.
4. Quenton Nelson
Team: Indianapolis Colts
The high level of production continues to be produced by Quenton Nelson while helping him land among the NFL’s best offensive lineman’s.
Over 17 games last season Nelson allowed just five sacks the entire season while much of the struggles came from the quarterback position where the quarterbacks held onto the ball and struggled to get rid of it to make a play.
Nonetheless Nelson managed to snag his 5th NFL Pro Bowl team selection while breaking his streak of consecutive All-Pro selections. Nonetheless don’t let the numbers fool you Nelson still ranks among the best guards in the NFL entering the 2023 NFL Schedule.
3. Joel Bitonio
Team: Cleveland Browns
Another name around the NFL that consistently stands out on the offensive line is the veteran offensive guard of the Cleveland Browns Joel Bitonio.
Bitonio who played his college football for Nevada Wolfpack has become a household name at the position while helping to block for one of the top running backs in the NFL in Nick Chubb.
His play on the field earned him his 5th NFL Pro Bowl Selection and second straight First-Team All-Pro selection. With Bitonio solidifying the offensive line of the Browns, the team’s running game finished 6th in the NFL in rushing yards per game (146.5).
2. Chris Lindstrom
Team: Atlanta Falcons
When it comes to the top two or three best offensive guards in the NFL each is well worth a top spot consideration with Chris Lindstrom ranking among the best in the game.
Lindstrom, who the Atlanta Falcons drafted during the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft has been as good as any offensive guard since earning a Second-Team All-Pro selection last season.
The Falcons star offensive guard put together his best NFL season while earning the highest grade among all offensive guards from PFF with a 95.0 rating. Lindstrom performs among the games best in both pass blocking and run block.
1. Zack Martin
Team: Dallas Cowboys
In at number one on the Top 10 NFL Offensive Guards 2023 rankings list is the Dallas Cowboys offensive guard Zack Martin. Martin, who the Cowboys drafted with the 16th overall pick during the 2014 NFL Draft has not disappointed since arriving.
The Cowboys offensive guard is coming off his 6th First-Team All-Pro selection last season while earning his eight selection to the NFL Pro Bowl team.
While Martin has been around the NFL for nine NFL seasons the high-level performance continues to trend up while ranking among the best run blocking guards in the game.
How would you rank these Offensive Guards going into the 2023-2024 NFL season? Rank below to be added in the NFL Power Rankings.
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