With the NFL season, draft and free agency over, The Game Haus is ranking the top 100 players.
Six TGH staff members voted on their top 75 players, who were given scores based on their ranks, then sorted by their final score. The players were ranked regardless of position, and the editors broke any ties at their discretion.
Each article in this series will list ten players at a time, with brief comments on their 2019 performances and what is expected of them in 2020. Make sure to check back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday of May for the next list!
Today, players 20-11 are listed and evaluated.
20. Lane Johnson
Year after year, Johnson proves to be one of the best tackles in the league. There aren’t any better right tackles and Johnson has already had a good and long career. Carson Wentz will have at least one great guy blocking up front in Johnson. – Joe DiTullio
19. Ryan Ramczyk
Ramczyk earned his first All-Pro selection in 2019, and it was well deserved. He has protected Drew Brees excellently and continues to be one of the stalwart tackles in the league. When considering he has missed only one game in his three-year career, and never missed more than five percent of any season’s offensive snaps it becomes clear his stability and effectiveness go hand-in-hand. – Ben Hendricks
18. Zack Martin
There is no doubt that Martin is a great guard. He does not have many weaknesses and his blocking up front allows Ezekiel Elliot and Dak Prescott to be successful. Martin is great technically and physically and will be a Hall of Famer when it is all said and done. -Joe DiTullio
17. Drew Brees
What is left to say about Drew Brees that has not been said? He is a Super Bowl champion, Super Bowl MVP, and league MVP. Brees is a 13-time Pro Bowler, a seven-time leader in passing yards and a four-time leader in passing touchdowns. He is the all-time leader in passing yards, pass completions and passing touchdowns, among other records. And in 2019, he set the record for completion percentage in a single game. Simply put, he is one of the best and is not slowing down. – Ben Hendricks
16. Brandon Brooks
Brooks is among the elite guards in the league. He rarely misses an assignment and makes the Eagles a much better team. Pro Football Focus named him the best lineman in football and it was well deserved for his play. – Joe DiTullio
15. Tre’Davious White
White has turned into one of the best corners in the league, even at a young age. He had six interceptions last year, displaying his great ball skills. White doesn’t give up many big plays and can be counted on consistently. – Joe DiTullio
14. Derrick Henry
Since the middle of the 2018 season, Henry has been on a tear. He has great speed, even though he is one of the bigger backs in the league. His size allows him to wear down defenses regularly, making him very valuable. His play allowed the Titans to reach the AFC Championship Game and he shows no signs of slowing down. – Joe DiTullio
13. DeAndre Hopkins
The Houston Texans traded away one of the best receivers in the league in the offseason. DeAndre Hopkins earned his third consecutive First Team All-Pro selection in 2019. He also had his fifth season totaling over 1,000 yards through the air, adding seven touchdowns. The Cardinals hope he can repeat this performance with Kyler Murray under center.
12. Stephon Gilmore
Gilmore led the league in passes defended (20) and interceptions (6) in 2019. Add on two touchdowns and a fumble recovery and you have a turnover machine that has to be accounted for every snap. He earned his second First Team All-Pro selection last season as well, both since coming over from the Bills in 2017. Gilmore is one of the very best at his position, bar none. – Ben Hendricks
11. George Kittle
Despite missing two games, George Kittle had a meteoric rise in popularity and name recognition last season. He totaled over 1,000 yards and had five touchdowns while simultaneously being a blocking threat and a heavy target for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. He and Travis Kelce may bring about a resurgence in tight end interest in the coming years by themselves. – Ben Hendricks
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