Browns Guard Grades Out as NFL's Best Lineman

Isaiah De Los Santos
Cleveland Browns guard Wyatt Teller grades out as the NFL's best lineman this season.
Cleveland Browns guard Wyatt Teller grades out as the NFL's best lineman this season. / Jason Miller/Getty Images

The Cleveland Browns have rebounded this year with a 6-3 record, already matching their 6 total wins from last season. Cleveland is tied with the Baltimore Ravens for second in the AFC North behind the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers.

An offensive surge has helped lead the way, and that's been anchored by the offensive line. More specifically, guard Wyatt Teller has stepped up provided a steady presence all season on the offensive line for QB Baker Mayfield.

In fact, Teller has been nothing short of elite this season.

Teller owns the highest Pro Football Focus grade of any player in the league at 96.8. That puts him points ahead of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is second in overall PFF grade (93.5) for 2020. Teller leads fellow guards Zack Martin of the Dallas Cowboys (90.5) and Shaq Mason of the New England Patriots (86.8) by a substantial margin, showcasing his talent.

Teller's status as the highest-graded player in the entire league is no small feat, especially for a fifth-round pick in only his third NFL season. The guard was selected in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills and started 7 games in his rookie season before being traded to Cleveland in 2019. He found an instant home with the Browns, appearing in 15 games (9 starts) during last season.

Teller has started in each of the 6 games he's played for Cleveland during the 2020 campaign. If his impressive season continues, he looks to be in line for an extension fit for one of the league's best offensive lineman.

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