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Richie Incognito is viewed as one of the NFL's best OL

The analytics site named Incognito as one of the best OL entering 2016.

Richie Incognito was the Buffalo Bills' top priority in free agency. The left guard was Buffalo's best offensive lineman and few players in the NFL were better in run blocking, especially pull-blocking. That's why it was important for the team to sign Incognito to a three-year, $15.75 million contract. Entering 2016, Pro Football Focus views Incognito as one of the 10 best offensive linemen in the league right now.

10. Richie Incognito, G, Bills

A year away from football did wonders for Incognito, who returned not only as one of the league’s best run-blockers, but also with his best season in pass-protection to date (PFF grading goes back to the 2007 season). Incognito surrendered only 19 pressures all season long (five of those against the Eagles in one game), but made his biggest impact as a run-blocker in the Bills’ power scheme. Inline and on the move, Incognito spent the whole season moving people, with the Bills gaining 5.4 yards per carry on runs off his outside hip. More impressively, rushers gained nearly 6 yards per carry when they ran power to the right; those are plays where Incognito is pulling to pick up defenders at the point of attack, and it’s no surprise that the he finished the season as the league’s highest-graded blocker on these plays.


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