Photo via Tony Gonzales, Oakland Raiders
The Oakland Raiders’ offensive line, along with the Dallas Cowboys’, has received nonstop accolades since the beginning of the 2016 NFL season.
The hype was warranted as the offensive line only gave up 16 sacks last year, which was a major reason for Raiders quarterback Derek Carr’s success.
Consequently, Raiders center Rodney Hudson was rated as the best pass blocker in the entire league — even better than the more highly-touted Cowboys center Travis Frederick — with a 98.9 pass blocking efficiency rating, per Pro Football Focus.
The top pass protecting centers in the league last year pic.twitter.com/QJHtsgx5Sz
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) July 10, 2017
Ryan is currently a student at the University of North Carolina. He grew up in the Bay Area and has had Raiders season tickets his entire life fostering his love for the NFL. He has founded his own sports website, thejrreport.com and works at the Sports Desk for the Daily Tar Heel. You can follow Ryan on twitter @rytime98 if you want to discuss anything sports.