Packers: Which NFC North team has the best offensive line?

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 30: Center Corey Linsley
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Minnesota Vikings

Projected starters: Riley Reiff, Nick Easton, Pat Elflein, Mike Remmers, Brian O’Neill

Riley Reiff: 48.6 PFF grade in 2017, No. 59 position ranking

Nick Easton: 41.5 grade; No. 58 ranking

Pat Elflein: 43.2 grade, No. 31 ranking

Mike Remmers: 69.6 grade, No. 40 ranking

Brian O’Neill: N/A grade; N/A ranking

As you can see by the poor PFF scores above, the Minnesota Vikings’ had the worst offensive line in the NFC North last season. Guard Joe Berger was their best player last season, and he announced his retirement in March.

For that reason, I don’t think this year will bring about any improvement for the Vikings’ offensive front. On top of that, they have to work with a new quarterback, Kirk Cousins, in their system.

I think the Vikings’ offensive line is in a separate tier from that of the Lions, Bears, and Packers.  Those offensive lines are relatively close to each other in my opinion, and the Vikings are a step behind.

All in all, if I had to rank the four starting offensive lines in the NFC North, as they stand now, here is how I would put it:

  1. Chicago Bears
  2. Detroit Lions
  3. Green Bay Packers
  4. Minnesota Vikings

As we all know, there are a multitude of questions surrounding the NFC North this offseason. Asking which team has the best offensive line is just one of many.

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Who do you think has the best offensive line in the NFC North?