The NFL is constantly recognized for its star players, and some of the world’s best athletes are on NFL rosters.
In everyday media, the most recognized players are generally quarterbacks, wide receivers, running backs, and tight ends.
Cornerbacks and linebackers are also highlighted, given their big-play potential, and ability to impact the game.
Equally important are the offensive linemen, however, but they are often overlooked by many fans and NFL analysts.
PFF has recently revealed their top-five offensive tackles under 25, bringing a vital position to light.
The Top-5 offensive tackles under 25, per @TampaBayTre pic.twitter.com/a3b088APNX
— PFF (@PFF) May 19, 2023
Tristan Wirfs found himself on top of this list.
Wirfs ended last season with an 83.8 overall grade from PFF, largely due to his lack of penalties committed, and only allowed two sacks.
These are two of the top measurables for offensive linemen, categories that he has continued to thrive in.
Rashawn Slater was next on the list, and only allowed one sack, and committed just one penalty last season.
However, he only played 175 snaps, which is a likely reason for his low penalty and allowed sack numbers.
Rounding out the top five are Andrew Thomas, Penei Sewell, and Christian Darrisaw.
Each of these linemen represents the future of the position.
They have established themselves as elite options already, and look to improve in the 2023 season and beyond.
Wirfs will have the most difficult test this season, as he will be working with a new quarterback for the first time in a few years.
With any luck, he’ll be able to continue his dominant ways, giving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the best chance to succeed.NEXT: Eagles LB Makes His Thoughts Clear About 2023 Season