NFC North offensive lines ranked from worst to best in 2023

In a wide-open NFC North, protecting the quarterback will be crucial. Which team has the strongest offensive line?

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1. Detroit Lions

Projected starters: Taylor Decker, Jonah Jackson, Frank Ragnow, Halapoulivaati Vaitai, Penei Sewell

Credit to the Lions. They invested heavily in their offensive line, and it is paying off in a big way. Three of their five projected starters were first-round picks, Jonah Jackson was a third-rounder, while Halapoulivaati Vaitai was a big free agency addition.

Detroit's offensive line is anchored by two-time Pro Bowl center Frank Ragnow, who is one of the best in the league at his position.

The Lions have an outstanding tackle duo in Taylor Decker and Penei Sewell, and they have quality depth at guard with Halapoulivaati Vaitai returning from injury and the team bringing back Graham Glasgow in free agency.

Only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers allowed fewer sacks than the Lions last season, while Detroit also had the 11th-best rushing offense. The offensive line played a major role in the success of an offense that averaged 26.6 points per game, fifth-most in the NFL, last season.

Offensive success for the Lions starts up front. Jared Goff is coming off an excellent season, and he has a dominant offensive line to thank.

Packers, Bears, and Vikings pass rushers need to be at their best when they take on the Lions' talented offensive line this season.

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