While position stars like KJ Jefferson and Raheim Sanders get the headlines and the accolades for their performances each week, none of what they do would be possible without effective work from their offensive line. Beaux Limmer has been more than adequate this year for Arkansas football.
In fact, Pro Football Focus grades Limmer as one of the top offensive guards in all of college football. Limmer ranks second among Power 5 guards and third overall in college football.
Limmer, a 6’5″ redshirt junior from Tyler, Texas, currently grades at 84.8 per PFF’s metrics. That score is an average of his run and pass-blocking ability.
Limmer grades out higher as a run-blocker (86.2) than a pass-blocker (81.1). However, some outstanding efficiency numbers in other areas also bolstered his effectiveness as an offensive guard.
Arkansas football has one of the best offensive guards in the country in Limmer.
Limmer has a 98.2 efficiency rating against opposing pressure. On top of that, he has only been penalized three times all season.
According to PFF’s metrics, his best individual game was the week four loss to Texas A&M in Dallas. Limmer scored 86.9 in run-blocking and 88.9 in pass-blocking (87.7 overall). Additionally, he had a 100% efficiency rating against pressure and zero penalties.
Being highly scored by PFF is nothing new for Limmer, however. He was awarded 2nd team All-SEC by the website last year.
Limmer might be the highest-graded offensive lineman, but the entire unit is performing well this season.
Brady Latham, Arkansas football’s other offensive guard grades at 74.7 and 36th overall nationwide at his position. Dalton Wagner grades at offensive tackle at 80.7 (13th overall), and Luke Jones at 75.6 (54th overall). Finally, in the middle, Ricky Stromberg is the sixth-ranked center nationally with an 82.7 grade.
Arkansas football will need strong performances from Limmer and the entire offensive line to finish the rest of the season.