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 100-91 are listed and evaluated.
100. Rob Gronkowski
It’s hard to leave one of the greatest dual-threat tight ends of all time off of the Top 100 list, even if he took a year off. Gronkowski is back, reportedly in good shape and ready to play again with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay. The NFL world will have to wait and see if he is as effective as he was in New England. – Ben Hendricks
99. T.Y. Hilton
When Andrew Luck retired, T.Y. Hilton’s production took a hit. He is still a solid player when healthy, but doesn’t help light up the scoreboard like he used to. Hilton had the highest catch percentage of his career and could improve with Philip Rivers at quarterback. – Joe DiTullio
98. Casey Hayward
Hayward is still one of the most underrated corners in the NFL. He only had two interceptions last season, but still locks down wide receivers on a consistent basis. With Chris Harris joining the Chargers, they will have one of the best secondaries in the game. – Joe DiTullio
97. Joe Schobert
After a great year, Schobert left Cleveland for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He had four interceptions, two forced fumbles and three sacks. These stats allowed him to sign a five-year, $53.75 million deal. His stats may change as he moves from a team with designs on contending to a team that is expected to be one of the worst in the league in 2020. – Ben Hendricks
96. Rodger Saffold
Saffold has been a stalwart tackle in the league since entering the NFL in 2010. 2019 was his first year as anything other than a St. Louis/Los Angeles Ram. He helped the Titans offensive line create holes for one of the best running backs in the entire league, in Derrick Henry. A nine-year vet, his production should not drop off at all.
95. Adam Thielen
A down year for Thielen did not keep him out of the Top 100. Only playing in 10 games, he racked up 418 and six touchdowns. His receptions and targets were also down. But, he is still a big threat on a well-run offense and should be more productive next year. – Ben Hendricks
94. Carson Wentz
Wentz managed to stay healthy for the duration of the NFL season for the first time since his rookie year in 2016. He left the Eagles’ Divisional Round matchup with the Seahawks due to injury, however, which partly led to their exit from the playoffs. Despite the never-ending deluge of injured receivers, he managed to throw for the most yards of his career. Wentz will be much higher on this list next year, if he and his receivers can avoid injury. – Ben Hendricks
93. Josh Allen (DE)
Josh Allen’s rookie year rivaled that of Nick Bosa’s and Maxx Crosby’s. He had 10.5 sacks and looks like he can build on it in 2020. The Jaguars look like they may not compete in 2020, but the Kentucky product is a blossoming star. – Joe DiTullio
92. Laremy Tunsil
After the 2019 season concluded, the Houston Texans made Laremy Tunsil the highest paid offensive lineman in the league. Which makes sense, considering the haul the Texans gave the Dolphins for his services. Tunsil will probably only continue to rise on this list, after having his paycheck solidified. – Ben Hendricks
91. Jordan Phillips
Another player with a new contract, Jordan Phillips, had a huge year in 2019. Racking up 9.5 sacks at the defensive tackle position secured him his new deal with the Arizona Cardinals. He also had 31 total tackles last year as a Buffalo Bill. The Cardinals are clearly hopeful he will continue his production on an upstart team. – Ben Hendricks
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