Offensive line expert Brandon Thorn is one of the best in the business. His tape breakdowns of offensive line play on Twitter has made him a coveted follow for many fans. So Bucs fans should appreciate his evaluation of Tampa Bay’s offensive line at the midseason point. Per his article on, Thorn ranks the Bucs offensive line as the NFL’s best eight weeks into the season.

Thorn mentions left guard Ali Marpet, center Ryan Jensen and right tackle Tristan Wirfs as the unit’s three “elite” players. That trio should be headed toward Pro Bowl recognition this season. Marpet was named to Pro Football Focus’ All-Midseason second team earlier this week. The OL expert also acknowledges left tackle Donovan Smith’s continued improved play since last season. Smith has allowed just one sack and 15 pressures in 2021.

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