NFL Top 100: 21-30
Everyone loves a good list. Normally we spend our time discussing NFL mystery boxes, autographed mini helmets, signed memorabilia and all kinds of sports collectibles. However, today we ignore signed jerseys and focus on just ranking the best players in the NFL. Let’s look at players 21-30!
- Ronnie Stanley, Left Tackle - Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens franchise left tackle has been nothing short of dominant over his career and has been a huge factor in how good this team has been at running the football. His presence was certainly missed over the 2nd half of the season in 2020, but look for the 27 year old to come back with a vengeance.
- Dak Prescott, Quarterback - Dallas Cowboys
What could have been… Dak was on pace to throw for just under 7,000 yards last season. As a frame of reference, no player has ever eclipsed the 5,500 yard mark in a single season. If Dak comes back at full strength, expect Dak to put up eye popping numbers.
- Joey Bosa, Defensive End - Los Angeles Chargers
Both of the Bosa brothers came in with very high rankings on this list. The elder brother is up first and Joey has lived up to what his top 5 pick was worth. He was even extended before the 2020 season. He will be terrorizing AFC West quarterbacks for years to come.
- Darius Leonard, Linebacker - Indianapolis Colts
Everyone always worried about Leonard being undersized, but what Leord lacks in weight, he more than makes up for in speed and instincts. He lead the NFL in tackles in his rookie year and has been one of the tackle leaders over the past 2 seasons as well.
- Khalil Mack, Edge - Chicago Bears
Although Mack has seen his number slipping a bit over the past few seasons, it has more to do with how much attention he receives in double and triple teams as opposed to his play actually declining. There haven't been too many players that have been as physically imposing as Mack.
- Stephon Gilmore, Cornerback - New England Patriots
After winning the Defensive Player of the Year in 2019 (which is incredibly difficult to do at cornerback) Gilmore put the entire league on notice that he can and will lock up any and all wide receivers. At the age of 30 he is likely reaching the end of his prime, but his technique should help him still be a top end contributor for a few more seasons.
- Derrick Henry, Running Back - Tennessee Titans
Henry was a one man wrecking ball this past season that only got stronger as the season went on. Henry eclipsed 130 yards in 5 of his final 7 games with 2 of those games crossing the 200 yard mark.
- Travis Kelce, Tight End - Kansas City Chiefs
I know we are analyzing real football and not fantasy football but I think this stat helps give us a good perspective. Travis Kelce has finished as the top overall tight end in fantasy points for 5 straight seasons. That just shows you how good of a receiver he is at the tight end spot.
- Stefon Diggs, Wide Receiver - Buffalo Bills
Not many people were sold on Stefon Diggs once he went over to Buffalo. However, he completely changed that entire offense. He led the league in both receptions and yards this past season.
- Lamar Jackson, Quarterback - Baltimore Ravens
Lamar Jackson is an incredible play maker as well as a former MVP and arguably the best athlete in every game he plays. If he is able to become more proficient as a passer, specifically outside the numbers, he will challenge guys like Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen.