As mentioned above, we are grading the Yellow Jackets offensive line as a whole and not individually to save some time as it would take a considerable amount of time to look back at each player’s individual performances. With that being said, the offensive line as a whole has had a solid year for the Yellow Jackets.
Without the offensive line’s help, the Jackets would be nowhere close to the 352-yards per game they are averaging on the ground. It’s top in the nation’s by almost 40-yards and has no signs of slowing down dramatically either. That being said, the offense has struggled against better teams like Clemson and Duke. Both defenses were able to maul the offensive line at times which is concerning and shows that the offensive line still lacks great athletes but that comes down to recruiting.
The passing game is where the offensive line has struggled the most as it seems TaQuon Marshall is seemingly under pressure every time he looks to throw the ball. So far this season, Marshall has been sacked 10 times. As a whole, the Yellow Jackets have allowed over five tackles for a loss per game this season, a number that has to dramatically improve in the last five weeks of the season.