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2020 NFL Top 100: Players 80-71

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 80-71 are listed and evaluated.

80. Dante Fowler

Fowler had his best year in 2019, his first full year as a Los Angeles Ram. He had 11.5 sacks and 58 combined tackles even as the Rams’ defense took a step back. Now an Atlanta Falcon, he will have to prove he is worth his new contract and duplicate that success. – Ben Hendricks

79. Eddie Jackson

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Eddie Jackson became the highest paid safety in league history in January, 2020. (Photo by Associated Press)

Eddie Jackson is coming off two consecutive Pro-Bowl seasons as well as a First-Team All-Pro selection in 2018. He has some of the best coverage skills at his position, totaling 20 pass deflections and eight interceptions in the past two years. In addition, Jackson adds to the Bears’ already talented pass rush defense. He is also sent on many of Chicago’s blitz packages. Expect another big year from the safety. – David Montoya

78. La’el Collins

While other players get more recognition on Dallas’ offensive line, Collins has slowly developed into a good tackle. He helped the Cowboys move the ball well last season, now they just have to find the endzone more consistently to be a more successful team. – Joe DiTullio

77. Dak Prescott

Prescott may get a lot of heat from the media and fans, but he has great stats. Last season, he threw for nearly 5,000 yards, 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions on over 65 percent completion. His scrambling ability adds another dimension to the offense and he should take a step forward under Mike McCarthy. -Joe DiTullio

76. Bud Dupree

He may benefit from having T.J. Watt on the other side of the line of scrimmage, but Dupree was productive himself. He had 11.5 sacks last season, which was his best year yet. With Watt and Dupree back in 2020, opposing quarterbacks will be under constant pressure. – Joe DiTullio

75. Taylor Lewan

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Taylor Lewan is a standout on an already good offensive line. (Photo by Associated Press)

Over the course of his six-year career, Taylor Lewan has earned three Pro-Bowl selections. Mostly because of his pure physicality on the offensive line. Lewan’s determination to make a block puts him among the best offensive tackles in the league. – David Montoya

74. Mark Andrews

In an offense where he could be easily overshadowed by other tight ends, or the fantastic running game, Mark Andrews still managed to make a name for himself. He was a Pro Bowler in 2019, and led the league in receptions by a tight end. As Lamar Jackson improves, so should Andrews. Expect an even better 2020 campaign from him. – Ben Hendricks

73. Marshon Lattimore

Since Marshon Lattimore’s rookie season, he has made good on his first-round selection in 2017. The cornerback not only added two Pro-Bowl selections to his resume, but the Defensive Rookie of the Year award as well. Heading into the final year of his base rookie contract, Lattimore will be playing to earn his first big pay day. As a result, 2020 will be another great year for the corner. – David Montoya

72. Joe Mixon

Joe Mixon may be the most underrated running back in the NFL. After rushing for 1,137 yards and five touchdowns on 237 carries, Mixon has proven to be among the elite. His ability to be as productive as he is behind a below average Bengals offensive line just shows how much he is capable of doing. – David Montoya

71. Darius Slay

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Darius Slay was traded to the Eagles in the offseason. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Associated Press)

The Eagles made one of the most underrated moves of the offseason trading for Darius Slay. All they had to give up was a third and fifth round pick to secure one of the best young corners in the league, instead of drafting a project with one or both of those picks. Slay is a lockdown defender with two Pro Bowls and one All Pro selection under his belt. Expect his drive to be greater on a team like Philadelphia, who is a playoff threat. – Ben Hendricks

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