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2020 NFL Top 100: Players 70-61

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 70-61 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

70. DeMarcus Lawrence

2019 was not DeMarcus Lawrence’s best season. But as he improves, more attention is given to him, making it harder for him to put up flashy stats. Regardless, Lawrence still impresses on a good Cowboys’ front seven. 2020 should be more of the same for the stalwart defensive end. – Ben Hendricks

69. Josh Jacobs

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Josh Jacobs’ rookie campaign was enough to put him in the Top 100. (Photo by John Hefti/AP Photo)

Josh Jacobs came into the Raiders organization and made an immediate impact as a rookie. The running back rushed for 1,150 yards and 7 touchdowns on 242 carries. If not for missing three games due to injury, Jacobs was the front-runner to win Offensive Rookie of the Year. In addition, Jacob’s 2019 campaign was enough to rank him second among running backs last season in terms of production, according to Pro Football Focus. He’ll only get better as he continues his NFL career. – David Montoya

68. Quinton Dunbar

Dunbar has not received a Pro Bowl invite in his four years in the NFL, but had maybe his best season in 2019. With four interceptions and eight passes defended in only 11 games, he could be a hidden gem on Washington’s defense. He may be utilized even more after hiring a very defensive-minded coach in Ron Rivera. – Ben Hendricks

67. Tom Brady

As things ended in New England it was clear that Tom Brady is not the player he was. That said, he is definitely still a top 10 QB and playing in Tampa may reinvigorate him for the last part of his career. With Gronk coming back and a plethora of weapons, Brady could make at least one more run for a championship. – Robert Hanes

66. Calais Campbell

The man is likely already a hall of famer and now he is on his way to one of the best defensive units in the game. With the power already on the defensive line, teams will have to leave Campbell in one on one situations more often than they would like. This should allow him to have an absolutely monster season. – Robert Hanes

65. Devin McCourty

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McCourty was once again a top safety in a top pass defense in New England. (Photo by Nick Wass/AP Photo)

The leader of a stalwart New England defense that may be asked to do a lot more than ever before. McCourty will have to be the man they lead on for guidance along with his brother in order for them to stay in games. Even with this added pressure, McCourty will answer the call and more on his way to another solid season. – Robert Hanes

64. Denzel Ward

Ward had a solid sophomore campaign, recording 44 tackles and two interceptions. In Week 14 against the Cincinnati Bengals, an interception thrown by Andy Dalton resulted in Ward’s first-ever defensive touchdown. With the defense bolstered from this year’s draft, Ward remains in a good position to accomplish more in 2020. – Loreal Nix

63. Lavonte David

Arguably snubbed from a Pro Bowl selection, David had more snaps (969), tackles (104), and tackles for loss (10) than any other linebacker in 2019. David produces consistently, not missing a tackle and making big hits. The Bucs in 2020 will play for much more now, which will inspire David to lead the defensive pack to stop any opponent that gets in their way. – Loreal Nix

62. Grady Jarrett

From the defensive tackle position, Jarrett had an excellent 2019 campaign. He reached a career high in sacks, with 7.5, and forced two fumbles. He also collected a career high 69 total tackles with the Falcons last year. Expect more of the same in an admittedly tougher division. – Ben Hendricks

61. Zach Ertz

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Zach Ertz continues to be a great option for Wentz and one of the best tight ends in the game. (Photo by Yong Kim/Philadelphia Inquirer)

Zach Ertz is coming off his third consecutive Pro-Bowl selection, and for good reason. Over the course of last season, Ertz became a much-needed security blanket for his quarterback Carson Wentz. The tight end was targeted 128 times, which was second in his position in 2019. After injury plagued the Eagles’ receiving core, Ertz was really the only weapon that Wentz had. On 88 receptions, Ertz racked up 916 yards and 6 touchdowns. – David Montoya

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