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Published: June 21, 2017 at 12:14 p.m.
Updated: June 21, 2017 at 06:16 p.m.

Gil Brandt's greatest NFL tackles of all time

NFL Media senior analyst and personnel guru Gil Brandt ranks the best offensive tackles in NFL history. Take a look at how they stack up.

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  • Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, 1968-1982<br>
&raquo; Voted to eight Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro two times<br>
&raquo; Two-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 20

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    20. Art Shell

    Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, 1968-1982
    » Voted to eight Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro two times
    » Two-time Super Bowl champion
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Cleveland Browns, 1946-1967<br>
&raquo; Voted to nine Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro four times<br>
&raquo; Four-time NFL champion<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 19

    David Durochik/Associated Press

    19. Lou Groza

    Cleveland Browns, 1946-1967
    » Voted to nine Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro four times
    » Four-time NFL champion
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Jacksonville Jaguars, 1995-2001<br>
&raquo; Voted to five Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; Drafted with the Jaguars' first-ever pick 18

    Tom DiPace/Associated Press

    18. Tony Boselli

    Jacksonville Jaguars, 1995-2001
    » Voted to five Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro three times
    » Drafted with the Jaguars' first-ever pick

  • Minnesota Vikings, 1986-1992; Denver Broncos, 1993-1997<br>
&raquo; Voted to nine Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Made 169 consecutive starts<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 17

    Al Messerschmidt/Associated Press

    17. Gary Zimmerman

    Minnesota Vikings, 1986-1992; Denver Broncos, 1993-1997
    » Voted to nine Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro three times
    » One-time Super Bowl champion
    » Made 169 consecutive starts
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • New Orleans Saints, 1993-2001; Kansas City Chiefs 2002-2005<br>
&raquo; Voted to 11 Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; One of 13 players to be named to multiple all-decades team (90s and 2000s)<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 16

    Paul Jasienski/Associated Press

    16. Willie Roaf

    New Orleans Saints, 1993-2001; Kansas City Chiefs 2002-2005
    » Voted to 11 Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro three times
    » One of 13 players to be named to multiple all-decades team (90s and 2000s)
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • New York Giants, 1953-1965<br>
&raquo; Voted to nine Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro six times<br>
&raquo; One-time NFL champion<br>
&raquo; Named NFL's Lineman of Year, 1956<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 15

    David Durochik/Associated Press

    15. Rosey Brown

    New York Giants, 1953-1965
    » Voted to nine Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro six times
    » One-time NFL champion
    » Named NFL's Lineman of Year, 1956
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Philadelphia Eagles, 1964-1968; Los Angeles Rams, 1969-1970; Oakland Raiders, 1971-1973<br>
&raquo; Voted to six Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro five times<br>
&raquo; Selected to All-Decade Team of the 1960s<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 14

    Tony Tomsic/Associated Press

    14. Bob Brown

    Philadelphia Eagles, 1964-1968; Los Angeles Rams, 1969-1970; Oakland Raiders, 1971-1973
    » Voted to six Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro five times
    » Selected to All-Decade Team of the 1960s
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • St. Louis Rams, 1997-2008; Chicago Bears, 2009<br>
&raquo; Voted to seven Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; One-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Started 154 consecutive games<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 13

    David Durochik/Associated Press

    13. Orlando Pace

    St. Louis Rams, 1997-2008; Chicago Bears, 2009
    » Voted to seven Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro three times
    » One-time Super Bowl champion
    » Started 154 consecutive games
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Minnesota Vikings, 1968-1981; Los Angeles Rams, 1982<br>
&raquo; Voted to seven Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro six times<br>
&raquo; First O-lineman to be selected No. 1 overall<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 12

    NFL/Associated Press

    12. Ron Yary

    Minnesota Vikings, 1968-1981; Los Angeles Rams, 1982
    » Voted to seven Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro six times
    » First O-lineman to be selected No. 1 overall
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 1976-1995<br>
&raquo; Voted to seven Pro Bowls<br>
&raquo; First player to play 20 seasons for one team<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 11

    David Durochik/Associated Press

    11. Jackie Slater

    Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 1976-1995
    » Voted to seven Pro Bowls
    » First player to play 20 seasons for one team
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Dallas Cowboys, 1967-1979<br>
&raquo; Voted to six Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro three times<br>
&raquo; Two-time Super Bowl champion<br>
&raquo; Started in six NFC Championship Games <br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 10

    NFL/Associated Press

    10. Rayfield Wright

    Dallas Cowboys, 1967-1979
    » Voted to six Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro three times
    » Two-time Super Bowl champion
    » Started in six NFC Championship Games
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Chicago Bears, 1936-1946<br>
&raquo; Three-time NFL champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to four Pro Bowls, First-Team All-Pro four times<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 9

    Pro Football Hall of Fame

    9. Joe Stydahar

    Chicago Bears, 1936-1946
    » Three-time NFL champion
    » Voted to four Pro Bowls, First-Team All-Pro four times
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • New York Yanks, 1951; Cleveland Browns, 1954-1962<br>
&raquo; Voted to six Pro Bowls<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 8

    NFL/Associated Press

    8. Mike McCormack

    New York Yanks, 1951; Cleveland Browns, 1954-1962
    » Voted to six Pro Bowls
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Cleveland Browns, 2007-2016<br>
&raquo; Voted to 10 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro six times<br>
&raquo; Has started all 160 games he has played in the NFL<br> 7

    Scott Boehm/Associated Press

    7. Joe Thomas

    Cleveland Browns, 2007-2016
    » Voted to 10 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro six times
    » Has started all 160 games he has played in the NFL

  • Green Bay Packers, 1956-1970; Dallas Cowboys, 1971<br>
&raquo; Started on eight NFL championship teams<br>
&raquo; Voted to nine Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro seven times<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 6

    Vernon Biever/Associated Press

    6. Forrest Gregg

    Green Bay Packers, 1956-1970; Dallas Cowboys, 1971
    » Started on eight NFL championship teams
    » Voted to nine Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro seven times
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers, 1960-1969; Oakland Raiders 1971<br>
&raquo; Voted to eight AFL all-star games, First Team All-AFL eight times<br>
&raquo; Appeared in five AFL title games<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 5

    NFL/Associated Press

    5. Ron Mix

    Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers, 1960-1969; Oakland Raiders 1971
    » Voted to eight AFL all-star games, First Team All-AFL eight times
    » Appeared in five AFL title games
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Seattle Seahawks, 1997-2009<br>
&raquo; Voted to nine Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 4

    Thomas E. Witte/Associated Press

    4. Walter Jones

    Seattle Seahawks, 1997-2009
    » Voted to nine Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Cincinnati Bengals, 1980-1992<br>
&raquo; Voted to 11 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro nine times<br>
&raquo; Started 184 of 185 NFL games<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 3

    David Durochik/Associated Press

    3. Anthony Munoz

    Cincinnati Bengals, 1980-1992
    » Voted to 11 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro nine times
    » Started 184 of 185 NFL games
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Baltimore Ravens, 1996-2007<br>
&raquo; One-time NFL champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to 11 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times<br>
&raquo; Started 176 of 177 NFL games<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2

    David Durochik/Associated Press

    2. Jonathan Ogden

    Baltimore Ravens, 1996-2007
    » One-time NFL champion
    » Voted to 11 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times
    » Started 176 of 177 NFL games
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Baltimore Colts, 1958, 1959<br>
&raquo; Two-time NFL champion<br>
&raquo; Voted to eight Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro eight times (five times at OT, three times at OG)<br>
&raquo; Called by Woody Hayes "the best offensive lineman I've ever coached."<br>
&raquo; Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 1

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    1. Jim Parker

    Baltimore Colts, 1958, 1959
    » Two-time NFL champion
    » Voted to eight Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro eight times (five times at OT, three times at OG)
    » Called by Woody Hayes "the best offensive lineman I've ever coached."
    » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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