- Coleman Shelton Sr. C Washington
Adams might get more press and be a higher draft pick, but Shelton is the leader and heart of the Washington offensive line. He keys their run game, is versatile enough to start at any position on the line and is also a very skilled pass protector. A legit Rimington candidate.
2. Trey Adams Jr. T Washington
The 6’8 left tackle turned into a star in 2016 and could be an All-American/first round pick type player in 2017. You could really see his dominance in the Pac-12 Championship Game when the Huskies basically let him plow the way for massive rushing yardage up and down the field.
3. Cody O’Connell Sr. G Washington State
O’Connell is a 6’8 guard who made All-American teams and was an Outland Trophy finalist but wasn’t first or second-team All-Pac-12. He is a very unique player with outrageous size who grades out as one of the top linemen in the entire country.
4. Scott Quessenberry Sr. C UCLA
The one standout on UCLA’s troubled 2016 line, Quessenberry made first-team All-Pac-12 last year. He will lead a more-experienced group in 2016 which should hopefully improve the Bruin run game.
5. Jeromy Irwin Sr. T Colorado
Was second-team All-Pac-12 in 2016 and part of the Buffs overall turnaround. He was one of the best run blockers in the conference last year and gave up just a half sack.
6. Viane Talamaivao Sr. G USC
Damien Mama left early to the NFL, but Talamaivao actually might have been the better guard for the Trojans. He has more than 30 starts and is the leader of the Trojan offensive line.
7. Tyrell Crosby Sr. T Oregon
He is as talented, skilled and physical as any lineman in the conference. He is coming off an injury which wiped out most of his 2016 and could easily have one of those puts it all together seasons where he ends up being an All-American as a senior.
8. Toa Lobendahn Jr. C USC
He’s one of the conference’s best and most-versatile linemen when healthy. He appears to be ready for a season where he gets back to the All-Pac-12 track he started in at USC.
9. Kaleb McGary Jr. T Washington
Trey Adams is a well-known commodity, but the other Husky tackle isn’t far behind. The 6’7 McGary has excellent athleticism and a great ability to seal the edge in run blocking.
10. Gerrad Kough Sr. G Colorado
The best interior lineman on the Buffs line. He was an All-Pac-12 selection last year and should finish on first or second team All-Pac-12 in 2017.
11. Cole Madison Sr. T Washington State
The Cougars have quietly had really good offensive lines recently and Madison has played a big part in that. He is an athletic tackle who is very skilled at pass blocking.
12. Gus Lavaka So. G Oregon State
Lavaka was a stud on a very-experienced line last year for the Beavers and one of the best young offensive linemen in the entire conference.