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Brandon Linder quietly looking like Jaguars best lineman

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The Jaguars offensive line struggled early on, but it's seemed to settle and one of the reasons is rookie Brandon Linder.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars best offensive lineman right now might be third round rookie Brandon Linder, who the team traded up for in the 2014 NFL Draft. The Jaguars offensive line went through a lot of changes and had a lot of moving parts early in the season, but the projected starting five played against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday and did a nice job overall.

One of the reasons the line has started to settle down has been the play of Linder, who according to Pro Football Focus, is the Jaguars highest graded not only offensive lineman, but offensive player overall. Linder has started since Week 1, but he's seen both the right tackle and center around him change multiple times.

With the line finally settled in with fellow rookie Luke Bowanko at center and Austin Pasztor back at right tackle, Linder had his best game of the season against the Steelers. Outside of being credited with three sacks in the disaster of a game against Washington, where the team gave up 10 sacks, he's allowed just one in the other four games of the season and none the past two weeks.

With all the pieces in place on the line now, it has steadily improved in both run and pass blocking and should be primed to have a good outing against a Tennessee Titans defense that doesn't really do anything well. They only have nine sacks through the first five games and they're giving up nearly 140 yards per game on the ground.