NFL Top 100: 71-80
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 1-10!
- Tristan Wirfs, Left Tackle - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Wirfs quickly went from an athletic standout at Iowa to protecting the blindside of the greatest quarterback of all time. Wirfs only got better as the season went on and he is only going to be getting better with age.
- TJ Hockenson, Tight End - Detroit Lions
The Lions got a good one when they drafted TJ Hockenson top 10 during the 2019 draft. Hockenson is a top 10 receiving tight end but also a top 10 blocking tight end. Players that can do both so well are very rare.
- Brian Burns, Edge - Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers have made a very concerted effort to improve the defensive side of the football over the past few seasons and the centerpiece of that defense is Brian Burns. Burns is a hyper athletic edge player that has great instincts and always finds the football. His ceiling is crazy high.
- Vita Vea, Defensive Tackle - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers defense had a period of time where it was playing much more poorly than the rest of the season. That can be directly tied to the first few games that they lost Vea and they were attempting to figure out how to adjust for the massive loss right in the middle of their defensive line. This kid is an animal.
- Calais Campbell, Defensive End - Baltimore Ravens
Campbell has been around for a while now, but like fine wine, he just gets better with age. This massive human being can cause havoc all over the defensive line so he can lined up wherever the team needs him to be.
- Minkah Fitzpatrick, Safety - Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers paid a pretty hefty price to nab Fitzpatrick a couple years ago and it has more than paid off. It was a secondary that was simply getting by, but not excelling. He has brought them a new identity.
- Rodney Hudson, Center - Arizona Cardinals
Hudson Was released by the Las Vegas Raiders this past off-season. However, Hudson was one of the best centers in 2020 and has been one of the best for some time. He is now with Arizona and the Cardinals just got their hands on an elite offensive lineman.
- Demario Davis, Linebacker - New Orleans Saints
The ball hawking linebacker has played for several teams, but he found a home in New Orleans. He has had 4 straight seasons of over 100 tackles and seems to get to the quarterback more often than most middle backers.
- James Bradberry, Cornerback - New York Giants
Bradberry is another name on this list that doesn't get enough credit. He was a lockdown player for the Giants last season and was a key cog in helping this defense ascend to the next level over the 2nd half of the year.
- Devin White, Linebacker - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
This offseason Devin White ran the 40 yard dash against several top end wide receivers. He ran it in the 4.3s… Linebackers are not supposed to be that fast. He is still so young, but is taking this league by storm. He could be a top 40 NFL player sooner rather than later.