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Posted on June 5, 2022
The Pac-12 offensive line groups have been strong and deep in recent years and this year is no different.
Going into the season, there’s a void of a true star up front but there are a lot of really good veterans who are all-conference-level players.
There are actually more than 12 good linemen in the conference heading into 2022 so it was hard to make cuts to get here.
1. T.J. Bass, Senior, Tackle, Oregon
Bass was First-Team All-Pac-12 last year after emerging as one of the Pac-12’s best big men up front.
Mario Cristobal’s offensive line tutelage has helped him along the way and should help him finish up strong in his final year without his former coach.
2. Joshua Gray, Sophomore, Tackle, Oregon State
He’s been lights out on Oregon State’s excellent offensive line the past two seasons, which has paved the way for endless rushing yards.
I expect him to keep progressing under fantastic OL Coach Jim Michalcizk and turn into one of the conference’s best linemen in 2022.
3. Braeden Daniels, Junior, Tackle, Utah
This will be his fourth season starting at Utah after breaking out as an All-Conference player in 2021.
He should be the leader of the Ute offensive line this year and continue to progress into one of the nation’s top offensive linemen.
4. Jaxson Kirkland, Senior, Tackle, Washington
Kirkland will be an incredible five-year starter in the Conference in his sixth year of college football.
He’s been an All-Pac-12 player throughout and it will be interesting to see which position he plays on the line.
5. Brandon Kipper, Senior, Tackle, Oregon State
The big veteran has earned all-conference honors the past two seasons and should keep holding it down on the powerful Beaver OL.
Like Gray, he should get even better with another year under Michalcizk.
6. Sataoa Laumea, Sophomore, Guard, Utah
He’s been an All-Conference player in his first two years as a starter. There’s a good chance he’s the best interior OL in the Pac-12 this year.
7. Alex Forsyth, Senior, Center, Oregon
Forsyth battled injuries last year and still was one of the Conference’s best interior offensive linemen. He should follow up on his Second-Team All-Pac-12 year in 2020 in his final run.
8. LaDarius Henderson, Senior, Guard, Arizona State
A multi-year starter who has been a great run blocker for the Sun Devils. He should step up as their leader on the OL this year and be a power inside for them.
9. Ryan Walk, Senior, Guard, Oregon
A multi-year starter, he’s already earned all-conference honors and should again in 2022. A tough player inside and a great run blocker.
10. Andrew Vorhees, Senior, Guard, USC
The big man is back for one more year after racking up All-Conference honors in his career. He should be Lincoln Riley’s best lineman in 2022.
11. Brett Neilon, Senior, Center, USC
A multi-year starter in the middle for the Trojans he took home Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 last year. He should be one of the better veteran linemen in the conference in 2022.
12. Matthew Cindric, Senior, Center, Cal
He has started 27 games as a Bear and earned Honorable Mention All-Conference last year. He brings a lot of experience and skill to Cal’s OLine.