One of the more popular debates in the sports world has always been which universities produce the most and best players at specific positions for the NFL. When discussing this subject schools are then referred to as “Quarterback-U” or whatever position is the topic plus “U” on the end. Sports Illustrated just released their rankings for “Offensive Line-U” with the University of Notre Dame taking the top spot ahead of Wisconsin. The Trojans also made the list, coming in at #6 ahead of Oklahoma and right behind Ohio State.
The rankings are based on the total points that each school accumulates from past players based on 1.) How high they are drafted 2.) Games started in the NFL and 3.) Accolades earned such as All-Pro selections.
The most notable names for offensive linemen that have come out of USC in the last 10 years are Tyron Smith (first round), Matt Kalil (first), Charles Brown (second), Chuma Edoga (third), Marcus Martin (third), and Khalid Holmes (fourth). Most of the points earned by the Trojans were obviously by Smith with a decent amount from Kalil and his time with the Minnesota Vikings.
Tyron Smith cannot be appreciated enough. pic.twitter.com/64s7RfkqMb— Bob Sturm (@SportsSturm) May 21, 2019
The last two linemen included in this group for the Trojans were Max Tuerk, who was a third-round pick, and Zach Banner, who was taken in the fourth.
What do you all think about S.I.’s rankings? Were the Trojans ranked correctly?