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ESPN - Birds' line the best in NFC

ESPN's Scouts Inc ranked the top offensive lines in the NFL and listed the Eagles as 4th overall and best in the NFC. The next best NFC team was the Skins at #7.

4. Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles gained 4.8 yards per carry while holding opponents to just 28 sacks on the year. They are massive as a unit and have a wealth of experience at tackle with William Thomas on the left side and Jon Runyan on the right. Neither would be considered an elite athlete for the position, but both are more than adequate. What they lack in athleticism they make up for with reach (arm length) and technique. Guards Todd Herremans and Shawn Andrews are massive, powerful blockers, while center Jamaal Jackson appears to have a bright future. With the vertical passing game quarterback Donovan McNabb likes to employ, the line needs to give him time to let his receivers run their deep routes, and it does just that.

The top 5 were

  1. San Diego Chargers
  2. Indianapolis Colts
  3. Denver Broncos
  4. Philadelphia Eagles
  5. Cincinnati Bengals

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