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2019 Sun Belt Offensive Line Rankings

By Southern Pigskin Staff
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Southern Pigskin's ranking of the top five Sun Belt offensive lines for 2019.

1. Louisiana -- With five returning starters, the Ragin' Cajuns will have one of the nation's premier offensive lines. The entire depth chart is topped by seniors. Tackle Robert Hunt and guard Kevin Dotson are all-conference standouts, while center Cole Prudhomme is also one of the league's best. Behind these road-graders, Louisiana ranked 14th in the country last season, averaging 5.54 yards per carry as a team.

2. Appalachian State -- The Mountaineers continue play well up front as they have allowed the fewest sacks in the Sun Belt in consecutive years and have finished in the top three in that category every season since moving up to the FBS level. Center Noah Hannon is arguably the best at his position in the league. Senior tackle Victor Johnson is a prototype front line anchor off the edge.

3. Louisiana-Monroe -- All five starters are back for the Warhawks, including four veteran seniors, for a unit that allowed just 22 sacks in 2018. Standout center Bobby Reynolds is the leader of the group. Junior guard T.J. Fialoa, standing 6'4'', 360 pounds, is an all-conference candidate and a bruiser at the point of attack. He is a relative of the late former Dallas Cowboys star lineman Mark Tuinei.

4. Troy -- Four returning starters give the Trojans experience up front ahead of new head coach Chip Lindsey's debut. The left side of the line of scrimmage, featuring tackle J.L. Gaston and guard Kirk Kelley, comes with nearly 50 career starts. Kelley was a first-team All-Sun Belt honoree a year ago and sets the tone in the trenches for what will surely be a physical offense once again.

5. Arkansas State -- The front five played a key role in the Red Wolves pacing the Sun Belt and finishing in the top 20 nationally in total offense in 2018 with over 466 yards per game. When healthy, tackle Nour-Eddine Seidnaly is one of the premier players at his position leaguewide. Center Jacob Still, now a junior, is an emerging standout along the interior of the offensive front.