Pro Football Focus has ranked the top 50 players in the National Football League. the The New Orleans Saints had five players ranking in the top fifty – more than any team in the NFL.
Sam Monson of PFF wrote: “The ranking below is a projection of what we think is going to happen and not necessarily a reaction to a spectacular or disappointing 2020 season.”
The analytics site created comic book style graphics for each of the top fifty players.
Alter Ego Names of Saints: Ryan “The baguette” Ramczyk, Kamara was the “Beast of Bayou”, “Wonderful” Marcus Williams and Terron Armstead appointed “The Bayou bouncer” were some creative names for Black and Gold players. Michael Thomas has been listed with his famous nickname, “I can’t keep Mike.”
Saints players in the PFF Top 50
- Ryan Ramczyk, RT – No. 28
- Alvin Kamara, RB – No. 39
- Terron Armstead, LT – No. 43
- Michael Thomas, WR – # 44
- Marcus Williams, S – November 48
Notable Saints players who miss the Top 50 are DE Cam Jordan, LB Demario Davis and CB Marshon Lattimore.
Here are some takeaways from the PFF record on each Saints player:
Ryan Ramczyk: “A mountain man who blocks the race … He hasn’t had a bad season in the NFL yet …”
Alvin Kamara: “Kamara has arguably been the driving force behind the New Orleans Saints offense for a number of years now… a threatened elite who are also one of the toughest players to fight with the ball in their hands. … “
Terron Armstead: “Armstead doesn’t have bad seasons. He rarely has bad games … “
Michel Thomas: “Thomas is one of the best receivers in the game after a season in which injuries have misrepresented the player we know as … “
Marcus Williams: “It’s comprehensive security that can defend the race as well as have an impact in the coverage …”
Los Angeles Rams DT Aaron Donald was ranked No.1, followed by QB Patrick Mahomes (chefs), TE Travis Kelce (chefs), G Quenton Nelson (Colts) and WR Davante Adams (Packers).
Bucs QB Tom Brady (No. 7), Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (No. 30), Falcons DT Grady Jarrett (No. 42), and Bucs LB Lavonte David (No. 49) are the members of the NFC South who made the Top 50.
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