Kris Dielman The 23rd Best Guard In The NFL?

New Era Scouting ranked all the offensive guards in the NFL and they confirmed the suspicions of Chargers fans everywhere: Mike Goff really is better than Kris Dielman! Apparently Mike Goff is the 22nd best guard in the NFL and Kris Dielman comes in behind his teammate at 23. Thats right; Kris Dielman isn't the 23rd best offensive lineman in the NFL. No, no - he's only the 23rd best offensive guard.

New Era Scouting didn't just come up with these rankings willy nilly. There was a very scientific process implemented to arrive at these conclusions. And in case you were wondering - Pro Bowl appearances apparently equate to jack shit.

* Please note that the grades given are our own. Each player is ranked in order of who we would want as our starting left or right guard for the 2008 NFL Season only. We have taken in to account age, production and potential in grading the players below. Only drafted rookies are listed. **

Name- ‘07 Team- Grade

1. Steinbach Eric Cleveland Browns 10
2. Hutchinson Steve Minnesota Vikings 10
3. Faneca Alan New York Jets 10
4. Waters Brian Kansas City Chiefs 9
5. Andrews Shawn Philadelphia Eagles 9
6. Davis Leonard Dallas Cowboys 8
7. Snee Chris New York Giants 8
8. Mankins Logan New England Patriots 8
9. Dockery Derrick Buffalo Bills 8
10. Naeole Chris Jacksonville Jaguars 7
11. Lilja Ryan Indianapolis Colts 7
12. Evans Jahri New Orleans Saints 7
13. Kosier Kyle Dallas Cowboys 7
14. Smiley Justin Miami Dolphins 7
15. Seubert Rich New York Giants 7
16. Scott Jake Tennessee Titans 7
17. Olson Benji Tennessee Titans 7
18. Andrews Stacy Cincinnati Bengals 7
19. Chester Chris Baltimore Ravens 7 (May play OC)
20. Brown Jason Baltimore Ravens 7
21. Wahle Mike Seattle Seahawks 7
22. Goff Mike San Diego Chargers 7
23. Dielman Kris San Diego Chargers 7
24. Bell Jacob St. Louis Rams 7
25. Neal Steve New England Patriots 7
26. Simmons Kendall Pittsburgh Steelers 7
27. Manuwai Vince Jacksonville Jaguars 6
28. Joseph Davin Tampa Bay Buccanneers 6
29. Sears Arron Tampa Bay Buccanneers 6
30. Gray Chris Seattle Seahawks 6
31. Pitts Chester Houston Texans 6
32. Grubbs Ben Baltimore Ravens 6

Read: Scouting 101: NFL Offensive Guard Rankings

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Anonymous said... Jun 26, 2008, 10:19:00 AM

Worst rankings I have ever seen. Another guy listed too low is Vince Manuwai of Jacksonville. And Aaron Sears is someone who is pretty close to making an NFC pro bowl squad. Terrible...

Anonymous said... Jun 26, 2008, 11:12:00 AM

actually pro bowls don't mean jack.

cowboys anyone. roy williams a pro bowler and they wanna run him out of town.

pro bowl is a fan suck fest, slurp slurp slurp

Rob Zepeda said... Jun 26, 2008, 12:09:00 PM

Obviously the NFL clubs seem to think Dielman is a top guard. He was part of the group of linemen who got big paydays last season:

Leonard Davis, Kris Dielman, Derrick Dockery and Eric Steinbach all signed deals last offseason that were worth at least $6 million. Alan Faneca signed a 5 year deal for $40 million.

If Dielman is in the same salary class as those players, and is also young, durable, and a Pro Bowler, is he REALLY only the 23rd best guard??

Anonymous said... Jun 26, 2008, 3:45:00 PM

Actually, if you look at the score next to his name, he is tied for 3rd place with like a million other guys. So, being the 23rd best is not really accurate.

Anonymous said... Jun 26, 2008, 3:46:00 PM

check that, i meant tied for 4th place....

Dave said... Jun 26, 2008, 3:54:00 PM

@the guy above

sure he might be tied based on his score, but that score is way too low anyways for a guy like Dielman. Not that it means a whole lot, but his Madden 09 score is 94.

Anonymous said... Jun 27, 2008, 5:58:00 PM

First off any rankings that have about half the Guards in the NFL tied for 4th place is a very poor ranking.

Second even if Dielman is tied for fourth based on score there are a bunch of others "ahead" of him.

Neoplatonist23 said... Jul 2, 2008, 9:48:00 AM

Where's Mruczkowski? He should be in the top 75 or so... but he's not on the list at all. Tony Pape and Corey Clark made the list... but not Mooch? Maybe he's not classified as a Guard....

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