On3 Ranks LSU Football's Offensive Line the best in College Football

Jan 1, 2024; Tampa, FL, USA;  LSU Tigers offensive lineman Charles Turner III (69) lines up against
Jan 1, 2024; Tampa, FL, USA; LSU Tigers offensive lineman Charles Turner III (69) lines up against / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

This week, On3 has been going position by position ranking the top ten groups per position throughout the country. The LSU offensive line was the latest to join the rankings by having the nation's top offensive line. The list was dominated by the SEC as seven of the top ten schools were SEC schools.

The LSU offensive line will be far and away the Nation's best offensive line and very well may have been last year. The group will return four of its five starters after losing center Charles Turner III to the NFL.

The offensive line will be anchored by left tackle Will Campbell Jr who's expected to be a top-ten pick in next year's draft. It's rare to see a tackle entering his junior year with this much experience as Campbell has played 1,625 snaps after not allowing a sack his Sophomore season. Campbell recorded a 82.8 PFF Grade in 2023 the best of any returning offensive lineman.

On the opposite side of the line LSU may have the only offensive tackle that can rise high enough to get drafted higher than Campbell in Emery Jones. As a True Freshman against Alabama, Jones dominated top-tier NFL Caliber talents in Will Anderson and Dallas Turner. Jones is a freak athlete at the position with the physicality that makes him an incredible NFL Prospect.

The Offensive Line returns both of its starting guards in Miles Frazier and Garrett Dellinger. Miles Frazier is as much an anchor as the offensive tackles, starting all 13 games at right guard for the offense. Frazier will have a chance to be an early day two pick in next year's NFL Draft with another solid season. Garrett Dellinger may be one of the more underrated guards in the SEC with years of experience and versatility.

The lone new starter on the offensive line will be center DJ Chester who's entering his second year in Baton Rouge. As a freshman, Chester played only 81 snaps filling in at times for an injured Turner III. The starting job would have likely been a competition between Marlon Martinez and DJ Chester if not for Martinez's departure. Chester has the size and skill to be a dominant player on this offensive line and playing alongside such skilled players should elevate his game.

Offensive Line Will Elevate the Remainder of the Offense

The losses of key players like Jayden Daniels, Malik Nabers, and Brian Thomas Jr will certainly hurt the offense however, the unit will be just fine in 2024. The offensive line should allow for Garrett Nussmeier to be eased into the job while also giving new wide receivers more time to gain separation. The unit up front is good enough to carry this offense to playoff caliber levels if the units around it can develop in the way we all expect them to.

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