A look at the best and worst offensive line combinations in the NFL.
The league’s top-ranked team had the best group of offensive linemen last season, as the Denver Broncos racked up 5,903 yards on offense with only 6.9 sacks.
They also averaged 8.8 yards per carry with the same number of rushing touchdowns.
The best offensive line combination in the league is the New York Giants with two of the best: LT Jordan Mills (fourth overall in 2014) and LG Evan Mathis (second overall in 2016).
The Giants have a team total of 7,838 yards of offense with Mills as the starter, and 6.5 sacks, as well as 5.0 yards per rush, for the third-ranked pass-blocking unit.
Mills is arguably the most versatile offensive lineman in the game, having played all over the line of scrimmage, in all three levels, in every level of the offensive line, and at all levels.
He is a natural right tackle and is able to play inside, outside, guard, tackle, guard and tackle.
The Giants don’t have a strong left tackle, but they do have one of the top centers in the draft, Ben Ijalana, who has already started all 16 games for the Giants.
Milled is the best of the Giants offensive line in terms of production, and he has done so with the No. 8 overall pick.
He started all four games in the regular season and started the last four, as Eli Manning threw for 6,068 yards with 10 touchdowns and no interceptions.
The most recent five-game stretch is the longest streak of consecutive games started by a starting quarterback in NFL history.
Middlesworth, the No, 7 overall pick in 2016, was the Giants top offensive lineman last season.
He has been on the field for just under 50 percent of the team’s offensive snaps in the first six games of the season.
The last time a starting offensive lineman had a longer streak than this was in 2013, when Joe Thomas played for the New England Patriots for nearly 62 percent of his snaps.
Milton has the best career pass blocking grade of any offensive lineman drafted in the last five years, according to Pro Football Focus.
He finished with a grade of 88.9 in 2016.
The average pass blocker for the past five years has been 88.0.
Mills is the fourth-best grade of the group, with Mills having the best grade of all linemen in the group.
Middles is also one of only two guards with a pass blocking rating above 89.5 in the past decade, according a study by PFF.
He had a rating of 92.0 in 2015.
Mills was also a pass blocker of at least 80 percent for the last two years.
The only other guards in the top five with at least 90 pass blocking grades are center Austin Howard and guard Chris Chester, who had a pass-block rating of 89.3 in 2016 and 80.0 last season.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Mills was a four-time Pro Bowl selection, as a center in 2013 and 2014, and has won two consecutive Super Bowl rings with the New Orleans Saints.
Mills has also earned three first-team All-Pro nods, the first for a guard in the history of the league.
Mills also was named to the All-Defensive first team in 2016 after being named a first-round pick.
The Broncos finished the season with the league’s second-highest rushing offense, with 5,822 yards, behind only the San Francisco 49ers, who ranked second with 5.966 yards.
They finished the year with the NFL’s third-highest passing offense, at 6,871 yards, trailing only the New Seahawks, who were fourth with 6,097.
They ranked fourth in the division, averaging 7.8 per carry, but finished with the worst yards per game (9.0) in the NFC.MILLS, 26, has made a name for himself as a pass rusher.
He made five Pro Bowls in his career, including one in 2012 when he won the Pro Bowl for the first time in his four years as a pro.
He also won the Super Bowl with the Atlanta Falcons in the 2014 season.