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Top 10 Offensive Guards in NFL 2024 Rankings

Ranking the Top 10 NFL Offensive Guards as Zach Martin leads the way in the 2024 NFL Season. Also where Joe Thuney, Sam Cosmi, and more rank


By admin | May 8, 2024

The evolution of the offensive game plan of the NFL continues to adapt and change from one NFL season to another. As team’s look to continue to build prolific passing attacks while overall passing attempts continuing to rise each season with 13 different quarterbacks attempting at least 500 attempts, the need for teams to build elite blocking offensive lines is key to success. One of those positions is the offensive guard position at both the right guard and left guard slots, a position that is often overlooked. One of those talented top offensive guards in the NFL is the Atlanta Falcons former 2019 NFL Draft first round pick Chris Lindstrom who lands atop the Top 10 NFL Offensive Guards 2024 Rankings.

Lindstrom put together one of the best overall seasons among the offensive guard positions while anchoring down a Falcons line that averaged 324.1 yards per game and 127 rushing yards per game.

Overall, the Falcons guard finished the season ranked the highest offensive guard in the NFL by PFF while allowing just 15 quarterback pressures over the 2023 NFL schedule. Joining Lindstrom among the best offensive guards in the NFL includes Kevin Dotson of the Los Angeles Chargers, Joe Thuney of the Kansas City Chiefs, Tyler Smith of the Dallas Cowboys, and Sam Cosmi of the Washington Commanders.

Here is a look at the Top 10 NFL Offensive Guards 2024 Rankings:

Honorable Mention

Teven Jenkins

Team: Chicago Bears

Just missing the Top 10 NFL Offensive Guards 2024 Rankings list is the Chicago Bears left guard Teven Jenkins. While Jenkins missed the start of the 2023 NFL Season after suffering a calf injury, the former 2021 NFL Draft pick rebounded nicely to finish out the season strong while ranking among the top graded guards in the NFL.

Overall, the Bears offense was solid all season on the ground ranking second in the NFL finishing averaging 141.1 yards per game. Jenkins finished the 2023 NFL schedule with a 72.6 grade from Pro Football Focus to go along with allowing just three sacks over 12 games played. Entering his fourth season expectations are high for the former second round draft pick.

Kevin Zeitler

Team: Detroit Lions

The 34-year-old veteran guard put together a brilliant 2023 NFL season while anchoring down the offensive line on the NFLs leading rushing attack of the Baltimore Ravens.

Kevin Zeitler’s performance earned the long time NFL veteran his first Pro Bowl selection while appearing in 15 games last season. Since signing with the Ravens before the 2021 NFL season, Zeitler has been one of the best guards in the NFL.

While his overall grade dropped to a 69.3 last season, Zeitler performance ability to run block ranked among the best in the NFL landing him a new deal with the Detroit Lions for the upcoming 2024 NFL season.

Top 10 NFL Offensive Guards 2024 Rankings

10. Isaac Seumalo

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Sliding in at number 10 on the Top 10 NFL Offensive Guards 2024 Rankings list is the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive guard Isaac Seumalo. While Seumalo may get overlooked among the best guards in the league, it is hard not to like what you see on the field.

The Steelers veteran guard is coming off another strong season as one of the top pass blockers in the NFL after ranking among the top six in pass blocking while also highlighting his physical strength in the running game.

With two new quarterbacks in town, the team’s success on the offensive side of the ball should show some improvements during the 2024 season.

9. Graham Glasgow

Team: Detroit Lions

It is hard to look past the talent of the Detroit Lions as the countdown to the 2024 NFL season slowly approaches, including veteran guard Graham Glasgow.

Glasgow, who returned to the Lions last season after spending the three previous seasons with the Denver Broncos, helped form one of the top offensive lines in the NFL alongside veteran center Frank Ragnow.

Overall, Glasgow is a solid all-around blocker finishing the season posting a 75.1 grade from PFF while allowing just two sacks overall.

The Lions finished the season ranked fifth in the NFL in scoring averaging 27.1 points per game while also averaging the third most yards per game with 394.8 per game.

8. Quenton Nelson

Team: Indianapolis Colts

Since arriving in the NFL during the 2018 NFL Draft out of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Quenton Nelson has ranked among the best guards in the NFL. Over his first three seasons Nelson earned First Team All-Pro selections while also being selected to six straight Pro Bowl teams.

The Indianapolis Colts veteran guard is coming off another all-around strong season ranking among the best guards in the NFL.

Despite concerns at the quarterback position due to an injury to Anthony Richardson, the Colts finished the season 10th in the NFL in scoring averaging 23.3 points per game. Nelson finished the season ranked as the third best passing blocking guard according to PFF. 

7. Quinn Meinerz

Team: Denver Broncos

The 2023 NFL season was a disaster for the Denver Broncos as the team struggled in nearly every aspect of the game while quarterback play led to the team’s down season.

However, one bright spot among the Broncos while finishing the season ranked with the top run blocking grade among interior lineman with an 88.3 grade from PFF.

The former third round pick of the 2021 NFL Draft is slowly emerging as one of the top overall guards in the NFL while entering the 2024 NFL season with hopes of helping to improve the overall success of the Denver Broncos. Despite the struggles last season Meinerz allowed just two overall sacks over 17 games played last season.

6. Sam Cosmi

Team: Washington Commanders

 Another offensive guard that continues to go under the radar is the Washington Commanders 2022 NFL Draft pick Sam Cosmi. Cosmi, who was a First Team All-Big 12 selection in 2020, has slowly developed into one of the best guards in the NFL.

While the 2023 NFL Season was a down season for the Commanders, there were some bright spots including the play of Cosmi. The second-year star finished the season ranked eighth among interior lineman while posting an 80.6 PFF grade while finishing fourth among the guards.

In addition, as the 2024 NFL season approaches it is hard to not be excited after the strong finish Cosmi put together leading all lineman over the final six weeks of the season. Cosmi is a name to watch among the guards entering the upcoming season.

5. Tyler Smith

Team: Dallas Cowboys

Rounding out the Top 5 on the Top 10 NFL Offensive Guards 2024 Rankings is second Dallas Cowboys guard listed among the group Tyler Smith.

Smith and fellow guard Zack Martin form possibly the best guard tandem in the NFL while helping to pace one of the league’s top ranked offenses. Another strong season from Smith landed him his first Pro Bowl selection as well as being named as a Second Team All-Pro.

Over 614 passing attempts last season, Smith allowed just one total sack while the team’s offense finished the season averaging 29.9 points per game and 371.6 yards per game.

4. Kevin Dotson

Team: Los Angeles Rams

The former First Team All-American is slowly blossoming into a stellar NFL guard, while seizing his opportunity in his first season with the Los Angeles Rams.

After failing to build rhythm with the Steelers after battling injuries to start his career, Kevin Dotson put together his best season of his career last season after being traded to the Rams.

After taking over the team’s starting right guard in Week 4, Dotson showed promise in all aspects of blocking however his overall run blocking stood out while helping to open up rushing lanes for a Rams team that finished the season averaging 120.3 rushing yards per game. In a new scheme, Dotson enters season three looking to continue to develop on a strong finish from last season.

3. Joe Thuney

Team: Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs are loaded with playmakers all over the field with guard Joe Thuney being one of the under the radar stars of the team’s success. The Chiefs used their strong offensive line play to roll to their second consecutive Super Bowl title while setting them up for a chance to three-peat in 2024.

The veteran guard who joined the Chiefs before the 2021 NFL season put together his best overall season in the NFL while earning his first selection to the First Team All Pro team.

Understanding the Chiefs success makes Thuney stand out as one of the best guards in the NFL as the former third round pick of the 2016 NFL Draft finished the season ranked as the top overall pass blocker according to PFF among all interior lineman posting an 84.5 grade.

The Chiefs continue to be the top passing team each season while Patrick Mahomes continues to put up big number’s year in and year out.

2. Chris Lindstrom

Team: Atlanta Falcons

Coming off his second straight Second Team All Pro selection it is hard not to like what Chris Lindstrom brings to the position each season. Despite the struggles the Atlanta Falcons have had at the quarterback position since Lindstrom was drafted in 2019, Lindstrom continues to rank among the best guards in the NFL.

While the quarterback play produced only 207.3 yards per game last season, the Falcons finished the season ranked ninth in rushing averaging 127 yards per game.

Helping to lead the way was Lindstrom who ranked among the top run blockers in the NFL with an 85 run blocking grade. In addition, Lindstrom was strong against the pass allowing just 15 quarterback pressures over the season. As the team moves to Kirk Cousins the offense has the potential to take a big stride forward during the 2024 NFL season. 

1. Zack Martin

Team: Dallas Cowboys

In at number on the Top 5 on the Top 10 NFL Offensive Guards 2024 Rankings is the Dallas Cowboys offensive guard Zack Martin. Martin along with fellow guard Tyler Smith rank among the best guard tandems in the NFL.

Martin finished the season posting a 69.8 grade from PFF while allowing just four total sacks. Martin is coming off his seventh First-Team All-Pro selection along with his ninth Pro Bowl selection.

In addition, those accolades, Martin was part of an offensive unit that finished fifth in the NFL in total yards per game while averaging 371.6 yards per game while leading the NFL in scoring averaging 29.9 points per game.

How would you rank these Offensive Guards going into the 2024-2025 NFL season? Rank below to be added in the NFL Power Rankings.

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