Handful of Eagles Make NFL's Top 100 Players of 2020 List

There is no question that there is plenty of talent on the Eagles' 53-man roster. Some of those talented players got some recognition on Sunday night when the NFL Network started to release their annual Top 100 players of the year list. There are reportedly only five Eagles on this year's list, and all five were within the first 30 names revealed between #100-71.

Brandon Brooks (#98)

Brooks is arguably the greatest right guard in the NFL, so if any come in front of him in this ranking there should be some controversy that comes with it. He was the 2nd highest-graded offensive player in the entire NFL in 2019 according to Pro Football Focus with a 92.9 rating. Unfortunately, he won't be making next year's list as he has already been declared out for the season after tearing his achilles tendon last month.


Jason Kelce (#94)

Kelce is without a doubt the best center in the entire league, so it is a little weird seeing him in the 90s, especially when he was in the low 70s on last year's list. He was the highest-graded center in the NFL in 2019 with an 81.1 rating from Pro Football Focus. The 32-year-old has been mulling retirement over, but he is on board for at least one more season in 2020. If he plays like he has the past few seasons, he should be seen somewhere on next year's list as well.

Darius Slay (#92)

The Eagles acquired Slay earlier this offseason as the team is trying to solidify their secondary which has felt like a weak link for over a decade. If the former All-Pro can come into Philadelphia without any growing pains, then we should expect to see him on this list again (potentially even higher up) for next year's rankings.


Zach Ertz

Ertz skyrocketed up last year's list after breaking the NFL record for most receptions by a tight end in 2018. His production took a slight dip in 2019, which is why we saw a steep decline in his ranking this year. He is constantly seen as a top-three tight end in the league, and he has made it known that he wants to be paid like one.

Fletcher Cox

For about half of a decade, Cox has been seen by many as the 2nd best defensive tackle in the NFL, behind only Aaron Donald. His abrupt drop in the rankings from #28 last year to #83 this year is likely due to his sharp decline in sacks (10.5 in 2018 to 3.5 in 2019). Still, even though he didn't produce in the box score, his presence on the field was enough for offensive coordinators to alter gameplans.

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