How the Chiefs, Patriots, Saints and Rams built their offensive lines (1 Viewer)

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By Mark Craig | Star Tribune (Minn.)

Offensive line is a strength shared by the four conference finalists. Here’s a look at how the Chiefs, Patriots, Saints and Rams acquired their 20 starting linemen:

At a glance ...

Drafted 10
- Free agency 4
- Trades 3
- Waiver wire 1
- Street free agent 1
- Rookie free agent 1

Average age 27.6
- Under 30 Chiefs 5; Saints 4;
Patriots 4; Rams 2

Drafted by round
- First 4 (3 by current team)
- Second 6 (3 by current team)
- Third 3 (2 by current team)
- Fourth 1 (1 by current team)
- Fifth 1 (1 by current team)
- Sixth 1 (0 by current team)
- Seventh 2 (0 by current team)
- Undrafted 2 (1 by current team)

A closer look at the …

Rams: Despite having the two oldest linemen — 2017 unrestricted free-agent signings Andrew Whitworth, 37, and former Vikings center John Sullivan, 33 — they have the only fivesome that didn’t miss a start in 17 games. Spent second-round picks on LG Rodger Saffold (2010) and RT Rob Havenstein (2015). ...

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