Predicting which Packers will make the NFL Top 100.
The NFL Top 100 Players of 2020 rankings will kick off later this week. Which Green Bay Packers will be part of the Top 100?
According to Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports, the Packers will have six players in the rankings this year, which ties for the second-most in the NFL.
So, which six Packers will make the rankings? Here are my predictions:
You can’t have the NFL Top 100 without Aaron Rodgers. He was eighth in the rankings last year. Don’t be surprised if he’s fallen outside of the top 10, but the two-time league-MVP should still be near the top of the rankings this year.
The Packers’ leader in sacks last year and the league-leader in QB hits, Za’Darius Smith should make the NFL Top 100. “Z” was one of the best edge rushers in football last season, ranking near the top of the league in just about every category.
No other receiver has hit 4,000 receiving yards and 40 receiving touchdowns since the start of 2016, according to CBS Sports. The Packers’ star receiver fell just three yards short of 1,000 last season despite missing a month of action due to turf toe. It’s an injury he continued to play through once he returned to action.
One of the NFL’s top pass-catchers, Davante Adams should be among the highest-ranked wide receivers. Adams was 35th in the Top 100 last year.
After making his first Pro Bowl in 2019, Kenny Clark has established himself as one of the top young defensive tackles in the league. According to Pro Football Focus, the only interior defender with more pressures than Clark last season was Aaron Donald.
The league-leader in rushing touchdowns with 16, Aaron Jones would find the end zone a total of 19 times in the regular season before scoring four more times in two playoff contests. Dominant between the tackles and as a receiver, Jones should make the Top 100 on the back of his first 1,000-yard season.
One of the best left tackles in the NFL, David Bakhtiari secured his fourth consecutive All-Pro selection and made the Pro Bowl for the second time in 2019. Bakhtiari was 43rd in last year’s Top 100.