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Top-10 Upcoming Free Agent Offensive Linemen for the 2021 NFL Offseason

Max Staley
Top-10 upcoming free agent offensive linemen for 2021 NFL season.
Top-10 upcoming free agent offensive linemen for 2021 NFL season. / Mark Brown/Getty Images

Having a great offensive line is one of the most important aspects to building a successful, consistent team. In fact, each of the four teams playing in the NFL's Conference Championship Round finished top six in Football Outsiders' adjusted sack rate. And each of the top seven teams in that regard made the postseason in 2020.

There are plenty of teams that need to upgrade their O-Line for 2021, and luckily, there are a ton of studs set to hit the open market this offseason.

With that in mind, here are the top-10 offensive linemen likely to hit free agency this offseason.

10. Taylor Moton, Tackle, Carolina Panthers

9. Cam Robinson, Tackle, Jacksonville Jaguars

Cam Robinson hasn't quite lived up to expectations since entering the league in 2017. However, he's still just 25 years old, so his best football could be ahead of him. And he does have a rock-solid 2018 campaign under his belt, when he finished with a 68.9 grade as a pass-blocker and a 81.2 grade as a run blocker, per ProFootballFocus. It makes sense for a team to take a flyer on Robinson.

8. Matt Skura, Center, Baltimore Ravens

7. Ted Karras, Center, Miami Dolphins

6. David Andrews, Center, New England Patriots

5. Alejandro Villanueva, Tackle, Pittsburgh Steelers

4. Corey Linsley, Center, Green Bay Packers

3. Trent Williams, Tackle, San Francisco 49ers

Trent Williams would almost certainly be atop these rankings if he were younger. San Francisco's blindside protector received a monstrous 91.9 overall grade from PFF this season, grading out as PFF's top-rated tackle. But he's going to be 33 years old by the time next season kicks off, so he's not likely to be a long-term solution at tackle. If it were just one season, Williams would be the no-doubt No. 1 option on this list.

2. Brandon Scherff, Guard, Washington Football Team

1. Joe Thuney, Guard, New England Patriots

Joe Thuney is one of the safest bets on this list. Not only does Thuney not miss games, he barely even misses a snap, playing 100% of the Patriots' snaps in three of his five seasons and never finishing with a snap rate below 97%. He's also received an overall grade of at least 73.5 from PFF in four consecutive seasons. If you need an upgrade along the interior of your offensive line, the 28-year-old Thuney is as safe a bet as they come.

Don't forget to check out The Duel's list of the best upcoming free agent running backs in 2021 as well.

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