An offense is only as good as its offensive line and Fox Sports writer Bruce Feldman believes three Big Ten teams will have some of the strongest units in the country this season.
Feldman listed Michigan, Iowa and Wisconsin among his list of the best offensive lines in the country. Leading the way was the Wolverines at No. 4. Michigan returns four senior starters to a unit that really came together last season. Mason Cole is a beast and Erik Magnuson was a stud at right tackle. If sophomore left tackle Grant Newsome pans out, Michigan will have one of the best offensive lines in the nation.
Iowa came in at No. 9 on Feldman’s rankings. The Hawkeyes return three starters from last year’s dominant unit, including Sean Welsh, who can play guard or center and is one of the best linemen in the conference. Iowa still plans to run the ball frequently even with an experience quarterback behind center. Iowa’s O-line should be more than capable of paving the way.
Barely making the list and tied for No. 10 was Wisconsin. The Badgers typically present a physically imposing offensive line that makes their power running game go. Last year was an exception, as Wisconsin worked in some inexperienced starters. Those inexperienced starters will be plenty experienced this season, and the Badgers should get back to controlling the line of scrimmage.