The Ravens Marshal Yanda is a relentless offensive force, consistently driving lineman into the ground, or at least the second level. No list would be complete without the dominant offensive guard, so it comes as a big surprise that a list that proclaims to present "eight blockers who embody pure dominance" would not include him.
The list in question was posted on ESPN, titled Identifying the NFL most dominant blockers. The players who made the list were Cowboys Travis Fredrick, Tyron Smith, and rookie La'el Collins; Packer Josh Sitton; Saints Terron Armstead; Bengals Andrew Whitworth, Raiders Rodney Hudson, and Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.
Yanda is considered a top 5 offensive lineman by most everyone, so his absence from this list is quite bewildering. He was the top rated lineman last season, and the most dominant over the past 3 years. PFF even had him as a top players in the entire NFL last season.
So while these kind of lists have stopped bothering me, the question still remains. Are these writers watching the same football games as I am?