We released our our annual NFL Rank list, our projection of the best one hundred players for the 2020 NFL season, this week. The voting, carried out by 46 of our analysts and reporters, was geared toward the upcoming season and expectations, not prior good results.
Like any list, there is a lot of space for argument and debate. Our professional panel weighs in right here on the final results and peeks ahead to what the 2021 list may appear like. Which player was snubbed? Who was ranked also higher — or also low? Who will be producing the list in future years? Let the debating start.
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See: Total 2020 NFL Rank list
Which NFL player got snubbed from our best-one hundred list?
Matt Bowen, NFL analyst: Mark Andrews, Ravens tight finish. In 2019, Andrews led all NFL tight ends with ten touchdown receptions — like seven red zone scores — although also making 16 explosive plays. A prime match for Baltimore’s several tight finish sets and play-action route tree, he has each the seam-stretching capacity and catch radius to win in the middle of the field for quarterback Lamar Jackson. And provided the Ravens’ pass-game structure, Andrews really should see close to one hundred targets once again this season, also. Merely place, you can not leave this level of production and general effect off the list.
Mike Clay, NFL analyst: Calais Campbell, Ravens defensive lineman. Final season, Campbell was grossly underrated on this list at 69th general. And following but a further terrific season, he was inexplicably left off completely in 2020. Campbell was on the field for more than 700 snaps for the 11th consecutive season in 2019, and even though his tackle and sack numbers have been down, his pass rush win price truly improved from 15.four% in 2018 to 16.1% in 2019. Terrific as a run-stuffer and pass-rusher, Campbell enters his age-34 season with a new group but remains 1 of the league’s most dominant and versatile defensive linemen.
Jeremy Fowler, national NFL reporter: Lavonte David, Buccaneers linebacker. He’s broadly viewed as a best-3 linebacker in the eyes of NFL personnel, so there is no explanation why he really should be a snub right here. He has no weakness, filling up each stat box because 2012: 45 passes defended, 21 forced fumbles, 11 interceptions, 22.five sacks, 52 quarterback hits and 116 tackles for loss. His 89.two Pro Football Concentrate grade final season ranks amongst the ideal for inside or stack linebackers. The unheralded star really should be closer to the best 50, let alone in the best one hundred. On top of that, any list with no Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters does not rather really feel correct.