Posted by Big Ron on January 10, 20 at 14:09:11:
89. ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS
Highest-graded player: OT Steven Miller Ð 70.0 (107th)
Arizona State's offensive line certainly didn't do much to help their true freshman signal-caller, ranking 80th overall in pass protection. And if it weren't for some minor successes in the run game from the interior of their line, they'd find themselves even lower on this list.
85. STANFORD CARDINAL
Highest-graded player: C Drew Dalman Ð 74.8 (17th)
Without the play of Dalman in the middle, the Stanford line would find themselves even lower than they do now. Dalman helped the Cardinal reach the 13th-ranked run-blocking grade and 17th-ranked overall grade at center, and despite having a potential NFLer on the outside in Walker Little, their tackles and guards couldn't crack the top 90 overall.
74. UCLA BRUINS
Highest-graded player: OT Jake Burton Ð 79.3 (43rd)
UCLA saw their offense improve down the stretch, and their offensive line was no stranger to that improvement. For the year, their strongest suit was the ground game, and their tackles finished as the 40th-ranked run-blocking duo in the country.
70. UTAH UTES
Highest-graded player: OT Darrin Paulo Ð 66.2 (159th)
The Utes had an incredible season by all accounts save for their final two outings that saw them falter just a bit. Nevertheless, their offense clicked on nearly all cylinders, especially in the run game, as they saw some incredibly positive grades from interior blockers on the ground. They had trouble on their offensive line when they had to stay in for pass protection, though, as they gave up a whopping 119 pressures on just 395 pass-blocking snaps for a 30.1% pressure rate that was the sixth-highest in the nation.
58. CAL GOLDEN BEARS
Highest-graded player: OT Jake Curhan Ð 79.5 (40th)
A tale of three different units, the Cal offensive line was divided by their success at each position bracket, finishing with the 38th overall grade in pass protection at tackle, the 113th overall grade at guard and then the 19th overall grade from center. They were solid for the most part, but the line certainly didn't win the Golden Bears any games.
54. COLORADO BUFFALOES
Highest-graded player: OT Arlington Hambright Ð 74.8 (63rd)
By all definitions, Colorado's offensive line was very middle-of-the-pack as a unit. They finished the season ranked 47th in pass-blocking grade and 52nd in run-blocking grade but were certainly strongest on the outside at the tackle position. Hambright led them all in grade, finishing with top-third grades in the pass and run game.
46. ARIZONA WILDCATS
Highest-graded player: C Josh McCauley Ð 71.0 (31st)
The Wildcats' offensive line, like many others, had its strength featured on the interior, as McCauley led the interior unit to strong positive grades, especially in pass protection. As a unit overall, they ranked 32nd in the FBS by allowing a sack or hit on just 4.3% of their pass-blocking snaps this year.
31. USC TROJANS
Highest-graded player: OG Alijah Vera-Tucker Ð 78.1 (9th)
The USC offensive line was certainly helped out by an Air Raid offense that got the ball out quickly, but they still saw some dominant play in both the run and passing game. Despite playing the ninth-most pass-blocking snaps this year, they still allowed only the 57th-most pressures and finished as a top-six ranked unit in the run game, as well.
24. WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS
Highest-graded player: OT Abraham Lucas Ð 84.5 (17th)
No offensive line was tasked with as many pass-blocking assignments as the Cougars' unit was, and despite that, they still allowed just the 14th-most pressures. They were incredibly solid in pass protection, and the unit moved extremely well to the next level when the play called for it. All was led by Lucas, who gave up just 17 pressures on a whopping 786 pass-blocking snaps.
15. OREGON STATE BEAVERS
Highest-graded player: OT Blake Brandel Ð 90.0 (8th)
Oregon State's left tackle actually held the nation's highest pass-blocking grade this year, even higher than his in-state counterpart in Penei Sewell. Brandel allowed just five pressures on 473 pass-blocking snaps as he anchored the blindside for Jake Luton brilliantly.
10. WASHINGTON HUSKIES
Highest-graded player: OT Jared Hilbers Ð 80.5 (33rd)
The Huskies' offensive line was a strength for their success as the season wore on, proving to be solid if not spectacular throughout the year. Hilbers headlines the group that allowed a sack or hit just 5.66% of the time, good enough to rank 20th in the country.
1. OREGON DUCKS
Highest-graded player: OT Penei Sewell Ð 95.5 (1st)
The Ducks' offensive line proved time and time again that they were the class of college football in 2019. As a unit, they ranked second in run-blocking grade and third in pass-blocking grade for the season. Led by potential Heisman Trophy candidate for 2020 in Penei Sewell, the Ducks allowed just 15 combined sacks and hits from the offensive line (just 3.04% of snaps), the 16th-lowest figure from any team, despite playing a whopping 493 pass-blocking snaps.
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