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 60-51 are listed and evaluated.
60. Jaylon Smith
The Cowboys took a chance on drafting Jaylon Smith because of a leg injury he suffered in college. Fortunately for Dallas, the risk paid off. Smith has become one of the best interior linebackers in the NFL. He totaled 108 solo tackles last season, which tied for second in the league. His ability to play sideline-to-sideline is what earned him a Pro-Bowl selection in 2019. – David Montoya
59. Keenan Allen
This man has quietly had an incredible career averaging nearly 1,200 yards a season over the last three years. Even with Tyrod Taylor or the young Justin Herbert, one can expect Allen to keep putting up numbers. He is one of the most consistent wideouts in the game right now. – Robert Hanes
58. Ja’Deveon Clowney
57. DeForest Buckner
On the move from San Francisco to Indianapolis in the offseason, DeForest Buckner has been a force on the Niners’ defensive line since he was drafted. Only missing one game in the four years since he has been drafted, he had 7.5 sacks on an absolutely stacked defensive front last year. His career high was 12 sacks in 2018 on his way to a Pro Bowl selection. He also has a nose for the ball, recovering four fumbles last year. – Ben Hendricks
56. Amari Cooper
Amari Cooper has some of the best route running skills in the NFL. Along with his break away speed, he is an explosive weapon on the Cowboys’ offense. As a result, the wideout has been selected to the Pro Bowl four times in his five-year NFL career. In 2019, Cooper caught 79 passes for 1,189 yards and eight touchdowns. As Dak Prescott continues to grow as a quarterback, Cooper will only get better. – David Montoya
55. Jaire Alexander
Alexander was a big piece of a much improved Packers’ defense in 2019. While his combined tackles took a small dip, he intercepted the ball twice, forced one fumble and recovered one as well. He also defended 17 passes on the year and started in every game. If his skills continue to increase at this clip, the former Louisville Cardinal could be one of the best corners in the game in short order. – Ben Hendricks
54. Marcus Peters
Peters was traded to Baltimore last season and his game reached another level. He had highlight interceptions and touchdowns, something that has become a staple in his career. – Joe DiTullio
53. Nick Chubb
Since being drafted by the Cleveland Browns, Nick Chubb has been the most consistent player for his team. In 2019, Chubb racked up a whopping 1,494 rushing yards (second in the league) on 298 carries. He scored eight touchdowns in the process. The Browns may have struggled in some areas last season, but running the ball was not an issue with Chubb in the back field. Since the Browns beefed up their offensive line in the off-season, the Chubb will have another great year in 2020. – David Montoya
52. Dalvin Cook
The Vikings focused on running the ball and Cook was the main benefactor. He had over 1,100 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards as he finally was healthy enough to play up to this potential. If he stays on the field this year, he could improve upon his success. – Joe DiTullio
51. Chris Godwin
In 2019, Chris Godwin had a breakout year. On 86 receptions, the wide receiver totaled 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns. According to Pro Football Focus, that was enough to ranked Godwin as the best receiver of 2019. It makes sense as he was arguably the most productive offensive player in the NFL last season. Now that he was Tom Brady throwing him the ball, it is likely that Godwin will continue his productivity and have another breakout year. – David Montoya
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