Four Saints placed in top 50 of 2020 Pro Football Focus player rankings
After a few other rankings this offseason, Pro Football Focus released their top-50 NFL players. The Saints had four on the list.
The New Orleans Saints are easily one of the best teams in football. After finishing the season 13-3 last year, the Saints brought in wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.
The importance of the former 49ers’ No. 1 receiver can not go unsaid. He’ll bring a consistent No. 2 receiver to an offense that craved that additional weapon at times last season. Sanders will be joining a team loaded with stars on both sides of the ball.
That said, the highly-respected Pro Football Focus recently released its top-50 players for the 2020 NFL season. The Saints had four, and their highest player on the list was Michael Thomas, who came in at No. 6.
“Thomas is the NFL’s ultimate chain-mover, and even though teams know exactly what he’s going to do, almost none come close to stopping him,” Sam Monson said of Thomas. That was only an excerpt and the full rankings can be seen here.
The next Saints player to arrive on Monson’s list was Drew Brees at No. 11, followed by Cam Jordan at No. 21. Demario Davis, although he made the All-Pro team a season ago, didn’t crack the list.
The last Saint after those three to see his name penned in the top 30 was Ryan Ramczyk.
“Last season was a career year for him, and he’s won the best run blocker in the league award at PFF for two-straight seasons,” Monson noted of the stud offensive lineman. After Ramczyk, the team didn’t see any other player on the list.
There were several that had a case though. Marcus Williams, Marshon Lattimore, Davis, and Terron Armstead should all be a little disappointed that they missed out on it. However, hopefully, as with everything else that’s going on, this will be used to fuel the fire.
To be fair, PFF did only include three cornerbacks and three linebackers, so Lattimore and Davis may still be among the top-five of their respective position. Either way, this Saints team, on both sides of the ball, will be electric.