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2020 NFL Top 100: Players 30-21

NFL Top 100

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 30-21 are listed and evaluated.

For all top 100 articles: 100-91, 90-81, 80-71, 70-61, 60-51, 50-41, 40-31, 30-21, 20-11, 10-1

30. Richard Sherman

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Richard Sherman helped his team to the Super Bowl for a third time last season. (Terrell Lloyd/AP Photo)

Sherman is one of the best zone corners in league history. He showed this past season that he didn’t lose a step, even if he is aging. His play helped the 49ers reach the Super Bowl and if he continues to play well, they may just win it in 2020. – Joe DiTullio

29. Saquon Barkley

Christian McCaffrey stole the spotlight last season, but the most naturally talented and well-rounded running back in the league is Saquon Barkley. He can catch, run fast and run with power. If Daniel Jones can improve so that teams won’t stack the box against him, Barkley will prove to be one of the great backs in the league after a down second year relative to his 2,000 total yards as a rookie. – Joe DiTullio

28. Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers experienced a resurgence in 2019, making it to the NFC Championship game after missing the playoffs in two consecutive years. Armed with a new head coach and a commitment to a balanced offense, Rodgers and the Packers went 13-3 last season. Throwing for over 4,000 yards eighth time in his career despite a very depleted wide receiver core, it seems as if he is not slowing down any time soon. – Ben Hendricks

27. Joey Bosa

Joey Bosa’s excellent season was somewhat overshadowed by his younger brother’s near-historic rookie campaign. Even still, he collected 11.5 sacks, one forced fumble and 67 combined tackles on a regressing Los Angeles Chargers squad. He will continue to be a force on their defensive line for years to come. – Ben Hendricks

26. Khalil Mack

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Khalil Mack continues to be a force on the Bears’ front seven. (Photo courtesy of NBC Sports)

While he was not as game-breaking as he was in 2018, Khalil Mack continued to prove the Bears right for giving up a massive haul for him. Forcing five fumbles, defending four passes and collecting 8.5 sacks, Mack was not to blame for the Bears’ regression in 2019. Expect him to rally the troops in 2020 as well. – Ben Hendricks

25. Jamal Adams

Adams is the best safety in the league and does a little bit of everything well for the Jets. It is surprising to see him on the trade block so often for the Jets, because he has a chance to have a long and storied career when it is all said and done. Number 33 will be all around the ball in 2020. – Joe DiTullio

24. Jason Kelce

An unsung hero at an unsung position, Jason Kelce continues to prove himself as one of the best centers in the NFL. 2019 marked his third year in a row as a first team All-Pro selection and a third Pro Bowl selection. The Eagles’ line would not be the same without him, and never has to suffer through it as he has only missed 14 games (all in one season) in his nine-year career. – Ben Hendricks

23. Nick Bosa

Joey’s younger brother Nick Bosa, as mentioned above, had a huge rookie campaign. Big enough to immediately catapult him into the top-25 players on our list. On their way to the Super Bowl, Bosa helped the 49ers have one of the scariest front sevens in the league. With one interception, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and nine sacks, he had a rookie campaign that will live in infamy. He is primed to repeat it in 2020. – Ben Hendricks

22. Tyreek Hill

Hill is an absolute game-changer with his speed. He is a threat to take any play the distance and Hill helps make the Chiefs’ offense dynamic. Defenses always need to know where Hill is on the field and that will carry over to the 2020 season. – Joe DiTullio

21. Ezekiel Elliott

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Elliott could have an even bigger year with a new head coach. (Photo by Shaban Athuman/Dallas Morning News)

Dallas’ play-calling was predictable last season, which limited Elliot’s success. He still rushed for over 1,300 yards. With Mike McCarthy in as head coach, the offense should be more explosive and Elliot will benefit. – Joe DiTullio

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