LSU O-Line finishes 2016 season ranked No. 1

LSU O-Line finishes 2016 season ranked No. 1

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Tiger offensive line has landed the No. 1 ranking for 2016 by Pro Football Focus.

LSU shuffled the line several times during the season due to injuries, making the No. 1 ranking an incredible achievement.

PFF's O-line Meter "assesses just how much each line is contributing in the running game and how well they're protecting in the pass game, all while adjusting based on situation and quality of opponent."

The Tigers finished with an 87.1 rating, followed by Auburn (86.7), Alabama (85.7), Western Kentucky (84.9) and West Virginia (84.3).

PFF's take on the Tigers:
The Tigers finish the regular season with one of the nation's top trios on the interior in center Ethan Pocic (82.6 overall grade, 10th among centers) and guards Josh Boutte (82.0 overall, 12th) and Will Clapp (78.8 overall, 31st). LSU now ranks third in the nation as a run-blocking unit and fifth in pass blocking.

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