Offensive Line 

Atlanta Firebirds 

David Andrews – 8a

Isaiah Battle – 6aa

Stanley Bryant – 7

Mike Golic Jr. – 6aa

Michael Huey – 8

James Hurst – 8a

Max Jean-Gilles – 7d

Ulrick John – 6aa

Jeff Keeping – 7

Antonio Narcisse – 7

Rich Ranglin – 8

Corey Robinson – 6aa

Bradley Sowell – 7aa

Quinton Spain – 7aa

Projected Starters 
LT: James Hurst
LG: Michael Huey
C: David Andrews
RG: Quinton Spain
RT: Bradley Sowell

Summary: The trading away of veteran Eric Winston to Philadelphia signaled that the youth movement on the Firebirds o-line was underway. One of the youngsters to shine in camp for the Firebirds is rookie David Andrews who had a fantastic camp and muscled out a quality starter in Rich Ranglin at the center position. Expect second year pro James Hurst to step in for Eric Winston at left tackle and Michael Huey and Bradley Sowell to return as starters at their respective spots. At right guard Rich Ranglin has been taking reps, but rookie Quinton Spain has been competing for the spot as well and has more upside than Ranglin does. The Firebirds look to have a young, quality starting offensive line with good depth.

Charleston Dragons

Kelvin Beachum – 9a

Eben Britton – 8c

Paul Cornick – 7i

Tommie Draheim – 6aa

Dalton Freeman – 6aa

Joe Long – 6a

Jarriel King – 7

Jordan Mills – 9$

Kitt O’Brien – 6a

Will Rackley – 7

James Stone – 7a

Gregory Van Roten – 7c

Projected Starters
LT: Kelvin Beachum
LG: Eben Britton
C: James Stone
RG: Gregory Van Roten
RT: Jordan MIlls

Summary: As an expansion team difficulties in creating a group of five quality starters is a challenge, but the Dragons should have found a solid group of starters to lean on. The strength of the o-line will come from Kelvin Beachum and Jordan Mills providing bookend tackles that should do a great job in protecting the edges. NFL castaway Eben Britton looks to be their best interior lineman as he looks to try and resurrect his career in Charleston. James Stone looks to be the team’s best option at center with Gregory Van Roten and Will Rackley competing for the right guard spot. Overall the team did a good job of finding quality starters for an expansion club.

Columbus Explorers

Darryl Baldwin – 6a

Josh Bourke – 8c

Mike Brewster – 7c

David Foucault – 6aa

Corey Linsley – 9a

Andrew Norwell – 9a

J.R. Sweezy – 9

Jeff Perrett – 7

Matt O’Donnell – 6aa

Alex Mateas – 6aa

Lamar Mady – 6a

Projected Starters
LT: Josh Bourke
LG: J.R. Sweezy
C: Corey Linsley
RG: Andrew Norwell
RT: Jeff Perrett

Summary: The challenge for the Explorers this offseason was to replace Jordan Mills and Kelvin Beachum who were snatched up by the expansion Charleston Dragons. The Explorers have brought in Montreal Alouette teammates Josh Bourke and Jeff Perrett to fill in at their respective tackle positions to shore up the line. Bourke and Perrett should be serviceable especially since the Explorers bolster one of the best interior lines in the league. The much of the success for the offense will be based on the production of Sweezy, Linsley, and Norwell. Columbus has a very good starting front five, but should a serious injury occur there will be a considerable drop in play from their backups.

Dallas Six-Shooters

Oday Aboushi – 8a

Sherman Carter – 7

Ryan Cave – 6a

Tayo Fabuluje – 6aa

Richie Incognito – 10d$

Ronald Leary – 8a

Cole Manhart – 6aa

Alfred McCullough – 6a

Lucas Nix – 7

Dominic Picard – 7

Dominic Raiola – 9d$

Duke Robinson – 7

SirVincent Rogers – 7aa

Wayne Tribue – 7

Alejandro Villanueva – 8aa

Projected Starters 
LT: Alejandro Villanueva
LG: Richie Incognito
C: Dominic Raiola
RG: Ronald Leary
RT: Oday Aboushi

Summary: Dallas’ offensive line looks drastically improved from last year and might be the best starting unit in the league. Richie Incognito, ever versatile, moves to his more natural position of guard with fellow Cornhusker Dominic Raiola coming in at center. Ronald Leary and Oday Abosuhi have developed into well above average starters while Alejandro Villanueva has finally settled in at the tackle position after changing positions to make a name for himself. The Six-Shooters look to have quality depth with SirVincent Rogers headlining the group as he could easily be a starter for several other SFL franchises.

Los Angeles Stars

Luke Bowanko – 7aa

Matthias Goossen – 6aa

Ryan Groy – 6aa

Seantrel Henderson – 10

Cornelius Lucas – 7a

Cyril Richardson – 7a

J’Marcus Webb – 9

Projected Starters
LT: Seantrel Henderson
LG: Cyril Richardson
C: Luke Bowanko
RG: J’Marcus Webb
RT: Cornelius Lucas

Summary: The Stars didn’t get the growth from youngsters Luke Bowanko, Cornelius Lucas, or Cyril Richardson that they expected, but the three are still quality starters with tremendous upside. Seantrel Henderson, in only his second year, is the best offensive tackle in the league. Expect him to be in consideration for first team All-SFL honors and is really looking to define himself as the best offensive lineman in the league. J’Marcus Webb looks in much better shape than a year ago and could re-gain All-SFL status by moving inside at guard. Henderson’s performance and health will the focal point in determining how successful the Stars offense will be in 2016.

Michigan Stags 

D’Anthony Batiste – 8c

Philip Blake – 7c

Levi Brown – 8D

Antoine Caldwell – 7c

Brandon Fusco – 10

Jon Gott – 8

Winston Justice – 7d

Pierre Lavertu – 7a

Brian Simmons – 7

Tre’ Jackson – 8aa

Projected Starters
LT: Levi Brown
LG: Brandon Fusco
C: Jon Gott
RG: Tre’ Jackson
RT: D’Anthony Batiste

Summary: The expansion Stags were second in the league last season in sacks allowed with 40. In an effort to improve the line former Minnesota Freeze starter Brandon Fusco was signed to bring stability and replace recent retiree Justin Blalock. Next to Fusco will be Jon Gott at center who turned in a fantastic camp after suffering a knee injury last season and ended up on IR. First overall pick Tre’ Jackson will be starting at right guard and has the potential to be one of the best guards in the league. To protect the edges Levi Brown returns for what looks to be his final season after quietly having a very good comeback year with NFL journeyman and recent CFL All-Star D’Anthony Batiste looking to bring stability to the revolving door that the right tackle position was in 2015.

Minnesota Freeze 

Alvin Bailey – 7a

Don Barclay – 7aai

Michael Bowie – 7ai

Michael Ola – 8a

Samson Satele – 8D

Austin Shepherd – 6aa

Projected Starters
LT: Michael Ola
LG: Michael Bowie
C: Samson Satele
RG: Alvin Bailey
RT: Don Barclay

Summary: Minnesota was able to halt the leaking by adding NFL veterans Samson Satele and Bryant McKinnie a year ago. However this year’s camp has McKinnie retired, Satele failing to remain fit and looking like he is on the downside of his career, as well as prized guard Brandon Fusco in Michigan. Despite having immense promise early in their careers, most of the linemen on this team have failed to materialize. The potential is still there, but this is not one of the great Minnesota offensive lines of years past that struck fear into opposing teams. With only six offensive linemen on the roster and Michael Bowie forced to play out of position, this could be a major problem that leads to the Freeze mystic wearing away in 2016.

Nashville Renegades 

Levy Adcock – 7c

Jeff Baca – 6a

Brennan Carvlho – 7

T.J. Clemmings – 8aa

Andre Gurode – 7d$

Jason Kelce – 10

Jeff Linkenbach – 8c

Projected Starters
LT: T.J. Clemmings
LG: Jeff Linkenbach
C: Jason Kelce
RG: Andre Gurode
RT: Levy Adcock

Summary: Nashville made some serious upgrades to their offensive line most notably with the addition of Jason Kelce from Orlando. Kelce provides the Renegades with the best center in the league while first round pick T.J. Clemmings looks to make an immediate impact and is clearly the best offensive tackle on the team. Jeff Linkenbach is a very good guard and provides the Renegades with a very good left side of the offensive line. The right side of the unit in not nearly as talented and looks to be the weaker of the two side. Andre Gurode still has some game left in him and will hold down the fort at right guard in what is likely his last season and Levy Adcock is average at offensive tackle. The Renegades will need Adcock and Clemmings to stay health as they only have two backups who are both suited for the guard-center position.

New Orleans Nightmare 

Russell Bodine – 9a

Luc Brodeur-Jourdain – 7

La’el Collins – 9a

Dakota Dozier – 6aa

Peter Dyakowski – 7d

Glenn January – 7c

Jamon Meredith – 8$

Chris Van Zeyl – 7

Greg Wojt – 7

Projected Starters 
LT: La’el Collins
LG: Jamon Meredith
C: Russell Bodine
RG: Luc Brodeur-Jourdain
RT: Glenn January

Summary: The Nightmare were able to scoop up one of the biggest college prospects to come to the league in nearly half a decade after La’el Collins fell out of the NFL draft. He looks to make an immediate impact as a franchise offensive tackle and can also play guard if necessary. Jamon Meredith is a very capable guard while Russell Bodine was a great surprise last year and is one of the better centers in the league. The right side of the line is guarded by a couple of former CFL veterans who could be replaced this offseason.

New York Marauders 

Gabe Camiri – 8c

Nick Easton – 6aa

B.J. Finney – 6aa

Ben Heenan – 8a

Sean Hickey – 6a

Trey Hopkins – 6a

Terren Jones – 6a

Eric Kush – 6aa

D.J. Morrell – 6a

Matt Tobin – 8aa

John Urschel – 7aa

Projected Starters 
LT: Gabe Carimi
LG: Ben Heenan
C: B.J. Finney
RG: John Urschel
RT: Matt Tobin

Summary: Expect the Horde offensive line to take a major step back this year, especially on the left side of the line. Starters David Bakhtiari and Ramon Foster are gone with Bakhtiari to rival Orlando and Foster to the NFL. Their replacements are Gabe Carimi at tackle and Ben Heenan at guard. Both are quality starters and solid options, but neither are going to contend for an All-SFL spot like their predecessors. Elsewhere on the line B.J. Finney, Nick Easton, and Eric Kush are all in contention for the starting center spot with John Urschel being the Marauders only quality player to fill in at right guard. Matt Tobin looks to be the best lineman on the roster and should do well at right tackle; quality depth is a cause for concern in New York.

Orlando Rockets

David Bakhtiari – 9a

Byron Bell – 9a

Trenton Brown – 6aa

Zach Fulton – 8aa

Andy Gallik – 8aa

Michael Harris – 8aa

Johnotthan Harrison – 8aa

Brett Jones – 9

Brandon LaBatte – 9

Kendall Lamm – 7aa

Jovan Olafioye – 9

Projected Starters
LT: Jovan Olafioye
LG: Brandon LaBatte
C: Brett Jones
RG: Byron Bell
RT: David Bakhtiari

Summary: There is a very real possibility that all of the Rockets starters end up as either first or second team All-SFL players even with the loss of Jason Kelce, Derek Newton, and Matt Slauson. Orlando’s depth is so good that they could field their second unit and still have a better offensive line than what some SFL teams’ have as starters. This is without a doubt the deepest offensive line in SFL history.

Philadelphia Bulldogs 

Sam Brenner – 7a

C.J. Cobb – 7

Tom Compton – 7a

Cameron Fleming – 7aa

Christian Johnson – 7

Karl Lavoie – 6aa

Charles Leno Jr. – 8a

Joe Madsen – 6a

Uche Nwaneri – 8D

Matt Paradis – 8aa

Adam Smith -7a

Jason Smith – 7d

Neal Tivis – 6a

Eric Winston – 8D$

Projected Starters
LT: Charles Leno Jr.
LG: Uche Nwaneri
C: Matt Paradis
RG: Adam Smith
RT: Eric Winston

Summary: The Bulldogs are finally seeing their scouting efforts pay off with Matt Paradis and Charles Leno Jr. taking major strides to earn starting jobs. Uche Nwaneri is a solid veteran option at guard who will probably end up retiring after this season and Eric Winston, long-time NFL and SFL veteran, still has some gas left in the tank to hold down the right tackle spot. The right guard position looks to be still up in the air with multiple players in the mix, but All-Arena guard Adam Smith looks to have the slight edge to get the start.

San Antonio Marshalls 

Jace Daniels – 6a

Laurent Duvernay-Tardiff – 8aa

Xavier Fulton – 7

Jarvis Harrison – 6aa

Bobby Hart – 6aa

Xavier Nixon – 6aa

A.Q. Shipley – 8

David Snow – 6a

Anthony Steen – 6a

LaAdrian Waddle – 8a

Projected Starters
LT: LaAdrian Waddle
LG: Jarvis Harrison
C: A.Q. Shipley
RG: Anthony Steen
RT: Laurent Duvernay-Tardiff

Summary: The strength of the Marshalls offensive line will be at the offensive tackle position with returning starter LaAdrian Waddle and 2014 first round Laurent Duvernay-Tardiff having a breakout camp. At the interior of the line A.Q. Shipley will be the anchor, but his two running mates at the guard positions might be a problem area for the Marshalls all season. Rookie Jarvis Harrison looks to be in play as one of the starting options as he has a lot of potential and great size, but will more likely struggle throughout the year and there are several options for the other guard spot. Anthony Steen is a natural interior lineman, albeit not of starter quality so backup offensive tackles Xavier Nixon, Bobby Hart, or Xavier Fulton might be forced to kick inside.

Seattle Orcas

Joe Barksdale – 8aa

Cameron Bradfield – 8D

Shannon Breen – 8

Sukh Chungh – 6aa

Jamil Douglas -7a

Davin Joseph – 9d$

Ben Ossai – 6a

T-Dre Player – 7a

Jacob Ruby – 6a

Ryan Schraeder – 9aa

Bryan Stork – 7aa

Zack Williams – 6aa

Projected Starters
LT: Joe Barksdale
LG: Davin Joseph
C: Shannon Breen
RG: Bryan Stork
RT: Ryan Schraeder

Summary: The Orcas look to have another solid offensive line for 2016 and have made a couple of solid additions upgrading the left tackle positions with Joe Barksdale replacing Cameron Bradfield at left tackle and All-AFL center Shannon Breen solidifying the interior. The signing of Breen allows him to take over the center spot and push Bryan Stork over to guard or vice versa. 2015 first team All-SFL star Davin Joseph returns as one of the best offensive linemen in the league at age 32, but it looks like father time is starting to catch up with the all pro. Ryan Schraeder looks to be rising star at tackle and gives the Orcas a solid offensive line with no real holes and quality depth at each position.

Top 5 O-Linemen 
1. Richie Incognito, Dallas Six-Shooters
2. Brandon Fusco, Michigan Stags
3. Jason Kelce, Nashville Renegades
4. Seantrel Henderson, Los Angeles Stars
5. Davin Joseph, Seattle Orcas

Top 5 Paid O-linemen 
1. Richie Incognito, Dallas Six-Shooters – $5M
2. Brandon Fusco, Michigan Stags – $3.5M
3. Jason Kelce, Nashville Renegades – $2.8M
4. Eric Winston, Philadelphia Bulldogs – $2.7M
5. Davin Joseph, Seattle Orcas – $1.7M