NFL free agents 2023: Ranking top 10 offensive linemen originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
The New England Patriots have multiple positions that need addressing this offseason, but there’s little doubt the primary area of concern is the offensive line.
The top priority heading into 2023 should be putting third-year quarterback Mac Jones in a position to succeed. While it couldn’t hurt to get him another weapon or two, adding protection up front is imperative, particularly at the tackle position.
2023 NFL free agents: Top 25 overall | QB | RB | WR | TE | DL | LB | DB
Fortunately for New England, there are a few intriguing options to consider in free agency. Here’s a look at the top 10 offensive linemen set to hit the market this spring.
Beachum did his part for the lowly Arizona Cardinals in 2022. The veteran tackle enjoyed another stellar season as a pass blocker and recorded more than 1,100 snaps. He’s a model of consistency, and that should make him an attractive option this spring.
UPDATE (March 13): Beachum is re-signing with the Cardinals on a two-year deal, per The Score’s Jordan Schultz.
Pocic enjoyed a career year with the Cleveland Browns as both pass blocker and run blocker in 2023. Assuming Jason Kelce retires or re-signs with Philadlephia, he’s unquestionably the top center set to become available in free agency.
UPDATE (March 13): Pocic re-signed with the Browns on a three-year, $ 18 million deal.
Risner was one of the few bright spots for the Denver Broncos last season and is among the top guards available this spring. He’s a solid pass-protector who can step in and immediately help stabilize an offensive line.
Injuries have been a concern for Seumalo over the last few years, but he bounced back as one of the Philadelphia Eagles’ most consistent linemen in 2022. As long as the injury woes are in the past, he’ll be an asset to any o-line in 2023 and beyond.
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Publish date : 2023-03-18 00:04:00
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