Projected Offensive Line rankings
2012 Offensive Line Rankings - Matchups - Rotoworld.com
Interesting look on where we stack up on the OL going forward.
I always like to have a few of these bookmarked for fantasy draft time...
Personally, I think we've got a real good chance to come out better than 23...I mean, we were 2nd in yards/rush last season, that's got to count for something, its half the battle!
23. Minnesota Vikings
LT: Matt Kalil
LG: Charlie Johnson*
C: John Sullivan*
RG: Geoff Schwartz
RT: Phil Loadholt*
Top reserves: G/C Brandon Fusco, OT Patrick Brown, G/C Joe Berger, G/T Jose Valdez, OG Chris DeGeare, OT DeMarcus Love.
Overview: While Pro Football Focus graded Minnesota's O-Line 16th in pass blocking last season, Football Outsiders had it dead last in the NFL. My eyes told me the latter was more accurate. Though losing LG Steve Hutchinson hurts, GM Rick Spielman took steps to fix his front five by signing underrated Schwartz on the cheap and drafting Kalil over Morris Claiborne. Johnson's best position is left guard, so ultimately the Vikings improved at three positions. Already one of the league's premier hole-clearing lines, this group should at least give Christian Ponder a fighter's chance in pass protection. All in all, it has potential to be far better than this ranking.
I'm not buying that the Packers are no.1 tho. Obviously their top-notch WR core and QB make them look good, but it could easily take a while to get all those new pieces to gel, and the NFC North is stocked full of pass rushers!