Pro Football Focus recently released their All Pass-Blocking offensive line and the Las Vegas Raiders have proved once again they have some beefy talent upfront.
The best pass blockers at every position along the offensive line pic.twitter.com/GD0XAAPuNq
— PFF (@PFF) May 21, 2020
Anchoring the group in the middle is none other than center Rodney Hudson. Having been a mainstay of the Raiders offensive line over the last five seasons, the veteran center has displayed his value each and every year. After an outstanding 2019 campaign, he earned a 91.2 pass-blocking grade, which is tops amongst all centers. Since 2010, the top five graded seasons in terms of pass blocking all belong to Hudson. Safe to say, Hudson has more than earned the 3-year $33.75 million contract extension he signed last August.
Joining Hudson in this elite level group at the guard spot is Richie Incognito. When the Silver and Black signed Incognito, many were quick to judge and heavily critiqued the Raiders. However, it appears the due diligence of Mayock and Gruden has yielded positive results in this case.
In 2019, after a year away from the game, Incognito was entering his eleventh season and had a slew of misconduct issues off the field. Despite the concerns, Incognito put together one of his best seasons as a pro. As a result, he was PFF’s top-graded left guard with an 88.5 grade. Incognito signed a one-year prove-it deal in May of 2019 and it paid off, literally. The Raiders rewarded Incognito with a two-year deal worth up to $14 million in late December.
Now in Las Vegas, the Raiders will look to use the top tier talent along the offensive line as the anchor point of a reloaded offensive attack.
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