Posted on June 18, 2022
The top half of the Conference this year has experienced, really good offensive lines going into the season.
The bottom half has a lot of questions.
The Oregon schools stand out above the rest, both absolutely loaded with experience and All-Pac-12 players.
Mario Cristobal did an excellent job of developing offensive lines in Eugene and the Conference’s best returns intact.
T.J. Bass is probably the best lineman in the Pac-12, and the rest of the starters return, including All-Conference veterans Alex Forsyth and Ryan Walk.
2. Oregon State
The Beavers could give the Ducks a run for their money for the best offensive line.
They’ve been great in recent years and Joshua Gray could be the best lineman in the Conference. Brandon Kipper and Jake Levengood are also all-conference guys.
The Utes have some rebuilding to do after losing some mainstays but Braeden Daniels and Sataoa Laumea are two of the best linemen in the Conference.
They’ve done a great job at developing linemen under Kyle Whittingham.
There’s great experience in the internal part of the line for the Trojans. Seniors Andrew Voorhees and Brett Neilon are All-Conference players.
The Huskies are super interesting—their line is ultra experienced but really struggled last year.
Sixth-year starter Jaxson Kirkland coming back is a big score as he is a multi-year First-Team All-Conference type player.
6. Arizona State
Another group that lost a lot to graduation. They still have really nice pieces back though in All-Conference guy LaDarius Henderson and veteran Ben Scott who looks to move to center.
Stanford is a lot like Washington in that they have a ton of experience here, though it just wasn’t good in 2021.
If David Shaw can find that old Cardinal offensive line development they could be really good in 2022.
Ial has some rebuilding to do here. They’re led by an experienced standout at center in Matthew Cindric.
There’s a trend here of units that need to rebuild. They have nice pieces in center Duke Clemens and guard Jon Gaines II though.
10. Washington State
The Cougars have redeveloped on the offensive line as well as any program in the Conference in recent years. They’ll have to do that again, with left tackle Jarrett Kingston taking the lead.
There’s a mix of talent here in Boulder, both experience and transfers. They just need to step up in 2022.
This is one of the spots where Arizona really needs to improve if they are going to rise up in the Conference. Simple as that.