FanSided Debate: All-AFC South Offensive Line


As posted earlier, NFL team editors around the FanSided network are getting together and compiling All-Division teams for an epic 32 team tournament to decide the most talented division in the NFL. Regarded by some as one of the worst divisions in all of football, the AFC South has some work to do to put together a team that can go far in the bracket.

We’ve already locked in on a quarterbacktight end running back, and wide receivers, so let’s take a look at offensive line.

Over the past few seasons, the offensive line has been arguably one of best position groups as a whole in the division. Even with some entrenched veterans like Jeff Saturday and Eugene Monroe moving on, young guys have stepped up and performed relatively well. Consequently, it was not too difficult to come to a consensus on who should start along the offensive front for the AFC South all-division team.

Michael Roos of the Tennessee Titans and Duane Brown of the Houston Texans were the two most-agreed upon choices for the tackle spots, and there really weren’t any competitive alternatives. Guys like Taylor Lewan and Luke Joeckel might take those spots in the future, but they are completely unproven so far.

The center position was also decided with little debate, as Chris Myers of the Houston Texans seemed like the only viable option. The center position is in relative flux for the other 3 franchises, and Myers has been at the very least adequate over the past several seasons.

Guard is where the offensive line got a little bit interesting, especially with so much turnover on some of the rosters. Here in Jacksonville, we are going with 2 new starters at guard in addition to center. Even so, Zane Beadles managed to snag one of the guard spots thanks to his solid play during his time in Denver. Brandon Brooks of the Texans was a popular choice for the guard spot, and he managed to beat out the likes of Andy Levitre and Chance Warmack.

Agree or disagree? Let us know in the comments below.

– Daniel Lago