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2014 SEC Football Position Group Rankings: Offensive Line

Which SEC team has the best offensive line?

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Last week, the SEC on SBN ranked the conference's best defensive lines (here's our ballot from last week, in case you missed it). This week, we're looking at the guys tasked with stopping those d-linemen: the offensive line.

We primarily looked at returning experience and individual talents to put together our rankings. Don't return a lot of starters? Then you're farther down the list. Do you have some all-American or all-SEC quality players? You're farther up the list. Combining returning experience with elite talent is what gets you the top spots on this ballot.

As always, if there's anything we're off on, then let us know in the comments thread. That said, here are the SEC's offensive lines ranked from best to worst: 

  1. Texas A&M - The Aggies will, yet again, have a top flight NFL offensive tackle prospect in Cedric Ogbuehi.

  2. Auburn - Auburn returns four of their five starters from last season's SEC Championship winning squad. That's potent.

  3. South Carolina - The Gamecocks also return four of their five starters. This unit is led by the experienced A.J. Cann and Corey Robinson, who combine to form what is probably the best left side of any offensive line in the conference.

  4. LSU - La'el Collins (translated out of French/Spanish to The'the Collins) is in the discussion for best tackle in the conference.

  5. Alabama - The Crimson Tide should see a mix of youth and experience taking hold up front, with top tackle prospect Cam Robinson likely in the mix early and often.

  6. Mizzou - This is a very experienced offensive line, led by senior Mitch Morse at left tackle. Junior center Evan Boehm has an impressive 26 starts under his belt, having started every game of his college career as the Tigers' offensive anchor.

  7. Ole Miss - Laremy Tunsil is a known commodity, and a damn good one, but beyond him the Rebs have a lot of question marks. Can Aaron Morris return after an ACL injury? Will junior college transfer Fahn Cooper fit in at right tackle? Who will play center?

  8. Mississippi State - If Justin Malone's foot is healthy, he will work with Blaine Clausell and Dillon Day to form a tough front.

  9. Georgia - Georgia will have to replace three starters from last year's team, but if Kolton Houston can step up at one of the tackle spots the Bulldogs will be well-enough off.

  10. Florida - If D.J. Humphries and Chaz Green can be back at full strength, then the Gators should see improvement in 2014. (At this point, I'm starting to realize just how common the "if so-and-so can get healthy" argument is this year in the SEC. Being an offensive lineman in this league is hell.)

  11. Arkansas - Remember when Robert Nkemdiche fought Dan Skipper last year? Well, okay, it wasn't a "fight" more than it was Dan Skipper flopping like Arjen Robben, but it was still pretty funny.

  12. Vanderbilt - Replacing Wesley Johnson at left tackle won't be easy.

  13. Tennessee - The Vols are breaking in new starters at ALL FIVE offensive line spots. Eesh.

  14. Kentucky - Unlike Tennessee, Kentucky returns several starters. Unfortunately, these starters were the same starters that allowed the Wildcats to give up the most sacks in the SEC.