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The NFL 500: Ranking the best players in the NFL


1. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Chiefs

Mahomes will turn 28 in Week 2. He has 192 TD passes at this point. Tom Brady had 97 TDs when he turned 28. Aaron Rodgers had 87. Only Dan Marino (196) has had more, but Mahomes can tie that with a great game against the Lions.

2. Josh Allen, QB, Bills

No QB was better under pressure last year than Allen. The Bills averaged 5.0 yards per play when Allen was pressured. For reference, Jalen Hurts averaged 2.2 yards per play when pressured. Zach Wilson averaged -0.3.

3. Joe Burrow, QB, Bengals

Burrow has thrown 34+ TD passes in two of his first three seasons. Only eight QBs ever have had more than two 34 TD seasons in their entire careers.

4. Justin Jefferson, WR, Vikings

Jefferson is the all-time leader in receiving yards in the first three seasons of a career by such a wide margin that he only needs 688 receiving yards this season to break the record through four seasons.

5. Jalen Hurts, QB, Eagles

From 1 win in year one to 8 in year two to 16 last season.

6. Nick Bosa, EDGE, 49ers

Bosa had 48 QB hits last season. Only one other player, Maxx Crosby, had as many as 30.

7. Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs

Health issues leave the Chiefs without anything resembling a number one (or two or three) option.

8. Tyreek Hill, WR, Dolphins

Dolphins Averaged over 100 yards per game last season. Only had one season over 85 with Kansas City.

9. Micah Parsons, EDGE, Cowboys

The favorite for DPOY at +450 from FanDuel Sportsbook.

10. Ja’Marr Chase, WR, Bengals

Ja’Marr Chase is only the second player ever to have 80+ receptions, 1,000 rec. yards, and 9 TD in each of his first two seasons. For what it’s worth, the other person to reach those marks, Odell Beckham Jr., hit those numbers again in year three, but never reached 80 receptions or 9 TD again after that.

11. Maxx Crosby, EDGE, Raiders

Crosby has as many sacks (37.5) through his first four seasons as Lawrence Taylor (great), but also as many as Yannick Ngakoue (less great).

12. Lamar Jackson, QB, Ravens

45-16 as a starter. Hasn’t played a full season since his rookie year.

13. Chris Jones, DT, Chiefs

Jones tied his career high with 15.5 regular season sacks, then broke a 13-game sackless streak in the postseason with two against the Bengals in the AFC title game.

14. Trent Williams, LT, 49ers

The only active players with 10 Pro Bowl appearances are Williams, Aaron Rodgers, and Matthew Slater.

15. Myles Garrett, EDGE, Browns

One of the favorites to win Defensive Player of the Year at +600 from PointsBet Sportsbook.

16. Davante Adams, WR, Raiders

Adams leads the league over the past three seasons combined with 43 touchdowns.

17. Justin Herbert, QB, Chargers

18. Stefon Diggs, WR, Bills

19. T.J. Watt, EDGE, Steelers

TJ Watt

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt tackles Atlanta Falcons quarterback Taylor Heinicke during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, in Atlanta.AP Photo/Hakim Wright

20. Aaron Donald, DT, Rams

The only active player with seven first-team All-Pro selections.

21. Laremy Tunsil, LT, Texans

22. A.J. Brown, WR, Eagles

23. Sauce Gardner, CB, Jets

24. Minkah Fitzpatrick, S, Steelers

25. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Jaguars

An underrated runner, Lawrence averaged 9.1 yards per scramble last season, behind only Justin Field and Josh Allen.

26. Patrick Surtain II, CB, Broncos

27. Derwin James, S, Chargers

28. Andrew Thomas, LT, Giants

29. Matt Judon, EDGE, Patriots

30. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Cowboys

31. Jason Kelce, C, Eagles

Kelce last missed a game on October 26, 2014

32. Quinnen Williams, DT, Jets

33. Cooper Kupp, WR, Rams

34. Dexter Lawrence, DT, Giants

35. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Dolphins

Tua’s injuries last season really involved some bad luck. No QB in the league was knocked down more infrequently than Tua (9.8% of his pass attempts).

36. Jeffery Simmons, DT, Titans

37. Jaylen Waddle, WR, Dolphins

Jaylen Waddle

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (17) does drills during practice at the NFL football team’s training facility, Wednesday, July 26, 2023, in Miami Gardens, Fla.AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

38. Lane Johnson, RT, Eagles

39. Roquan Smith, LB, Ravens

It feels like Smith, the league’s highest paid LB, has been forever but he’s still just 26.

40. Rashawn Slater, LT, Chargers

41. Christian Wilkins, DT, Dolphins

Wilkins had 98 tackles last season, the most of any defensive lineman since 1993 (multiple players)

42. George Kittle, TE, 49ers

43. Zack Martin, G, Cowboys

Martin’s reworked deal for $18 million per year makes him the third highest paid guard in the league, behind Quenton Nelson and Chris Lindstrom.

44. Fred Warner, LB, 49ers

45. Creed Humphrey, C, Chiefs

Humphrey was picked at the end of the second round in 2021 and is already a Pro Bowler who has played over 99% of the snaps for the Chiefs in his first two seasons.

46. Jaire Alexander, CB, Packers

Bounced back from an injury-plagued 2021 to arguably have his best season, setting career-bests in interceptions (5) and passer rating allowed (63.7)

47. Christian McCaffrey, RB, 49ers

48. Tariq Woolen, CB, Seahawks

Woolen’s 48.7 passer rating against led the league. His six INTs also tied for an NFL-best.

49. Austin Ekeler, RB, Chargers

50. Haason Reddick, EDGE, Eagles

Reddick is at +3000 odds to win Defensive Player of the Year.

51. Mike Evans, WR, Bucs

52. Tristan Wirfs, LT, Bucs

53. Joey Bosa, EDGE, Chargers

Has been outsacked by his brother 43-32 since Nick entered the league in 2019

54. Derrick Henry, RB, Titans

Henry led the league in broken tackles (35) for the third time in five years. These numbers are taken from Pro Football Reference. Aaron Schatz has Henry with 80 broken tackles which seems like an extreme discrepancy.

55. Mark Andrews, TE, Ravens

56. Joel Bitonio, G, Browns

57. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Jets

58. Deebo Samuel, WR, 49ers

Had more yards after the catch (8.8) than Russell Gage had per catch (8.4).

59. Nick Chubb, RB, Browns

The favorite, by a decent margin, to lead the league in rushing at +450 from DraftKings Sportsbook.

60. Quenton Nelson, G, Colts

Nelson has made five straight Pro Bowls to begin his career. Making six straight Pro Bowls would start the HOF conversation for Nelson.

61. Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants

62. Jonathan Allen, DT, Commanders

63. Christian Darrisaw, LT, Vikings

One of the best young left tackles in football, the biggest question is whether he can stay healthy, as he’s missed significant time in each of his first two seasons. Given the struggles on the interior of the Vikings’ line, they cannot afford Darrisaw to miss time.

64. Cameron Heyward, DT, Steelers

65. Matt Milano, LB, Bills

Led all non-DB’s with 11 passes defensed last season.

66. Dak Prescott, QB, Cowboys

67. Budda Baker, S Cardinals

Baker blitzed 55 times last season, the most of any DB.

68. James Bradberry, CB, Eagles

No starting CB allowed a lower completion percentage than Bradberry’s 45.3%. Bradberry allowed a 51.6 passer rating from the 86 times he was targeted. Only Tariq Woolen (48.7) had a better passer rating against.

69. Tyler Linderbaum, C, Ravens

70. Josh Jacobs, RB, Raiders

Led the league with 2,053 yards from scrimmage, topping his previous career high by 737 yards.

71. Joe Thuney, G, Chiefs

72. Terry McLaurin, WR, Commanders

73. Trey Hendrickson, EDGE, Bengals

74. Jordan Mailata, LT, Eagles

75. Danielle Hunter, EDGE, Vikings

He had as many sacks as anyone ever through age 25, but since then has battled injuries and feuded with his team over his contract. Hunter broke out again in the second half of 2022, when he had 7.5 sacks and 14 QB hits from weeks 8-15.

76. Elgton Jenkins, G, Packers

77. Kirk Cousins, QB, Vikings

FTN data says Cousins was knocked down 136 times last season, most in the NFL.

78. DeVonta Smith, WR, Eagles

79. Jalen Ramsey, CB, Dolphins

80. Demario Davis, LB, Saints

Davis has missed one game in his 11-year career (he was on the COVID list for a December 2021 game).

81. T.J. Hockenson, TE, Vikings

Had 60 receptions in just 10 games after joining Minnesota at mid-season, which would have put him on pace to become just the seventh tight end to ever have more than 100 catches in a season.

82. Jaycee Horn, CB, Panthers

83. David Bakhtiari, LT, Packers

Bakhtiari allowed just 3 pressures on 323 passing snaps last season.

84. Montez Sweat, EDGE, Commanders

Maybe the best run defender in the league last season, Sweat allowed an NFL-best 1.4 yards per rush on his tackles.

85. Dion Dawkins, LT, Bills

86. Chris Lindstrom, G, Falcons

87. Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, Lions

St. Brown is tied with Michael Thomas and Justin Jefferson for the most receptions (196) after two seasons in the NFL.

88. Za’Darius Smith, EDGE, Browns

Excluding 2021 where he suffered a season-ending injury in Week 1, Smith is averaging 12 sacks per season over his past three full seasons.

89. Penei Sewell, RT, Lions

90. Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Dolphins

Phillips saw his sacks slip from 8.5 as a rookie to 7 last season but he was actually far more effective in year two- his pressures increased by 10, and he had 16 QB knockdowns, up from 6 as a rookie.

91. Terron Armstead, LT, Dolphins

92. Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE, Lions

Hutchinson had 9.5 sacks as a rookie, the exact same rookie sack total as Hall of Famers Lawrence Taylor, Deacon Jones, and Mean Joe Greene

93. Kyle Hamilton, S, Ravens

94. Frankie Luvu, LB, Panthers

The undrafted Luvu spent three years mostly as a backup for the Jets and has emerged out of absolutely nowhere to be a star for Carolina, where he was the only player in the league last season to have both 100 tackles and 7 sacks.

95. Javon Hargrave, DT, 49ers

96. Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Bears

Has had over 100 tackles in each of his first five NFL seasons.

97. Kolton Miller, LT, Raiders

98. Garrett Wilson, WR, Jets

The OROY was second amongst WR in broken tackles with 20.

99. Talanoa Hufanga, S, 49ers

100. Dallas Goedert, TE, Eagles

Has 5+ receptions in every playoff game he has started.

101. A.J. Terrell, CB, Falcons

102. T.J. Edwards, LB, Bears

Of the 50 defenders who were targeted at least 75 times last season, only Edwards did not allow a TD.

103. Amari Cooper, WR, Browns

104. Derrick Brown, DT, Panthers

105. Stephon Gilmore, CB, Cowboys

106. Deshaun Watson, QB, Browns

Deshaun Watson

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) during an NFL preseason football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo.AP Photo/Ed Zurga

107. Tyrann Mathieu, S, Saints

Year 10 saw Mathieu set a career-high in tackles with 91

108. Chris Olave, WR, Saints

Among players with 50 receptions, only George Pickens had a higher depth of target than Olave’s 14.2 yards downfield.

109. Darius Slay, CB, Lions

110. Ronnie Stanley, LT, Ravens

After being named an All-Pro in 2019, Stanley has played just 18 games over the past three seasons.

111. Lavonte David, LB, Bucs

David’s play hasn’t slipped and he’s often mentioned with the top off-ball LBs, but he has not made a Pro Bowl since 2015

112. Tee Higgins, WR, Bengals

Higgins numbers last season (74 rec, 1,029 yards, 7 TD) are almost exactly his career averages through three seasons.

113. Corey Linsley, C, Chargers

114. Brian Burns, EDGE, Panthers

115. Aaron Jones, RB, Packers

Jones set career-highs in rushing yards (1,121) and receptions (59) last season.

116. Charvarius Ward, CB, 49ers

117. D.K. Metcalf, WR, Seahawks

Metcalf caught 90 passes last season but was only credited with 1 broken tackle.

118. Frank Ragnow, C, Lions

No center is guaranteed more money than Ragnow’s $27.9 million.

119. Josh Sweat, EDGE, Eagles

120. Nick Bolton, LB, Chiefs

Bolton has 292 tackles through his first two seasons, which ranks seventh best ever, and puts him in elite company with Ray Lewis and Patrick Willis, among others.

121. D. J. Moore, WR, Bears

122. DeForest Buckner, DT, Colts

123. Pat Freiermuth, TE, Steelers

124. Antoine Winfield Jr, S, Bucs

125. Daron Payne, DT, Commanders

126. Josh Allen, EDGE, Jaguars

Allen’s 40 pressures were the most of his career, but he still hasn’t hit 8 sacks since his rookie season.

127. Ryan Ramczyk, RT, Saints

Last season, Ramczyk was best among right tackles in pressure rate, allowing 7 pressures on 511 pass snaps.

128. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Colts

Despite a down season, Taylor averaged one broken tackle every eight rushing attempts, tied with Lamar Jackson for best in the NFL.

129. Khalil Mack, EDGE, Chargers

130. Marshon Lattimore, CB, Saints

131. Orlando Brown Jr., LT, Bengals

Brown is on his third different team since 2020, despite having made four consecutive Pro Bowls

132. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Broncos

Still looking for his first 1,000 yard season, which may be tough to achieve with his current injury.

133. Devin White, LB, Bucs

134. Shaquille Leonard, LB, Colts

Snapped a string of three straight All-Pro nods as he missed most of last season due to back issues

135. Greg Rousseau, EDGE, Bills

Had 8 sacks in 13 games in his second season in Buffalo.

136. Vita Vea, DT, Bucs

137. Foyesade Oluokun, LB, Jaguars

Led the league in tackles for the second straight season (192 in 2021, 184 in 2022).

138. David Andrews, C, Patriots

139. Trevon Diggs, CB, Cowboys

Has 17 INT since entering the league in 2020, tied with J.C. Jackson for most in the league over that span.

140. Dawson Knox, TE, Bills

141. Jamel Dean, CB, Bucs

Dean has put up excellent numbers for two straight seasons, allowing less than half of his targets to be completed in 2021 and just 55.4% last year.

142. Michael Onwenu, G, Patriots

143. Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers

144. Jordan Poyer, S, Bills

Just made his first Pro Bowl at the age of 31.

145. Dre Greenlaw, LB, 49ers

Had 153 tackles last year between the regular season and the playoffs

146. Deatrich Wise Jr., DE, Patriots

Wise had a lot of close calls last season. 38 players had more sacks than Wise’s 8.5, but no one had more QB hurries than his 16 (tied with three others).

147. Kyle Pitts, TE, Falcons

148. Landon Dickerson, G, Eagles

Dickerson tied for the league lead with 14 penalties last season.

149. Ed Oliver, DT, Bills

150. Rashan Gary, EDGE, Packers

Playing under the fifth-year rookie option, Gary has 22.5 sacks in his first four seasons for the Packers.

151. Kevin Byard, S, Titans

Has never missed a game in his seven seasons in the NFL.

152. Von Miller, EDGE, Bills

Miller last reached double digits in sacks in 2018.

153. Ja’Whaun Bentley, LB, Patriots

154. Connor Williams, C, Dolphins

After four seasons at guard in Dallas, did a nice job at center for Miami last season. One of an army of players that Miami needs to figure out how to play.

155. Jessie Bates III, S, Falcons

Atlanta gave Bates a massive $32 million guarantee this off-season, tying him with Minkah Fitzpatrick as the second-highest paid safety in the league behind Derwin James.

156. Diontae Johnson WR, Steelers

Johnson broke the record for most receptions without a TD last year, after catching 86 passes without scoring. James Wilder, a running back, held the record previously , with 85 receptions for the 1984 Bucs.

157. Bobby Wagner, LB, Seahawks

The only player in NFL history to have 100+ tackles in each of his first eleven seasons.

158. Quinn Meinerz, G, Broncos

159. Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Bengals

Awuzie only allowed 38% of the 50 passes thrown at him last season to be completed. (he only played eight games due an ACL)

160. Jalen Carter, DT, Eagles

161. Jake Matthews, LT, Falcons

Matthews has started 144 straight games, the longest active streak in the NFL.

162. Sam Hubbard, EDGE, Bengals

163. Brandon Aiyuk, WR, 49ers

164. Alijah Vera-Tucker, G, Jets

Vera-Tucker was drafted as a guard but played extremely well in relief at RT last season and was solid at LT as well. We think his future is ultimately at right tackle.

165. Micah Hyde, S, Bills

Long one of the best safeties in the league, he’s turning 33 this season and is coming off a neck injury that cost him almost all of last season.

166. Will Anderson Jr., EDGE, Texans

The pre-season favorite for DROY at +400 from BetMGM Sportsbook.

167. Russell Wilson, QB, Broncos

In 2022, Wilson set career lows in: Wins (4), completion percentage (60.5%), passing TD (16), adjusted net yards per pass attempt (5.54), and QBR (36.7). One of the betting favorites to win Comeback Player of the Year at +2200 from BetRivers Sportsbook.

168. D.J. Reed, CB, Jets

Gets tested frequently playing opposite Sauce Gardner but held up incredibly well in his first in New York.

169. Brian O’Neill, RT, Vikings

His high school teammate Troy Reeder is now his Vikings teammate after signing with Minnesota this offseason.

170. Cameron Jordan, EDGE, Saints

Has played exactly 16 games in twelve straight seasons.

171. Eddie Jackson, S, Bears

Was having another Pro Bowl season before suffering a Lisfranc injury in Week 12

172. Ikem Ekwonu, LT, Panthers

Ekwonu, last year’s number six overall pick, played every offensive snap of his rookie season

173. Zach Sieler, DT, Dolphins

Sieler got $20 million guaranteed from the Dolphins last week, a smart move considering the team still has a number of massive contracts to hand out in the next year.

174. Marlon Humphrey, CB, Ravens

Had arguably the worst season of his career in 2022, but was named to his third Pro Bowl in the past four seasons.

175. Josh Uche, EDGE, Patriots

An interesting player to evaluate- Uche had 11.5 sacks and 27 pressures for New England last season, but comes off the bench and only played 38% of the team’s defensive snaps last season.

176. Tyron Smith, LT, Cowboys

Last played more than 13 games in a season in 2015.

177. Josey Jewell, LB, Broncos

Had 128 tackles in just 13 games last season.

178. Christian Watson, WR, Packers

The only rookie WR to have more than four receiving TD last season were Watson and Jahan Dotson, which I just realized rhymes.

179. Cameron Sutton, CB, Lions

Sutton got $22.5 million guaranteed from the Lions after spending his first six seasons in Pittsburgh. He allowed a 47.9% completion rate on 73 targets last season.

180. Matthew Stafford, QB, Rams

On the one hand: he is just one season removed from throwing 50 TD passes and winning a Super Bowl. On the other, he’s now the second oldest starting QB in the NFL and he’s had a winning record once since 2017.

181. Harold Landry, EDGE, Titans

Landry who is the sixth highest paid veteran edge rusher in the league, tore his ACL last August after recording 12 sacks in 2021.

182. Brandon Graham, EDGE, Eagles

183. L’Jarius Sneed, CB, Chiefs

Sneed led all CB’s in tackles with 108, 18 more than any other corner.

184. Calvin Ridley, WR, Jaguars

185. David Long Jr., LB, Dolphins

Long led all linebackers in fewest yards allowed on run tackles with 1.6, which would have been an elite number even for a DL.

186. Alex Highsmith, EDGE, Steelers

187. Tyler Lockett, WR, Seahawks

Only four players have had 1,000 receiving yards in each of the past four seasons: (Travis Kelce, Stefon Diggs, Mike Evans, and Lockett).

188. Tre’Davious White, CB, Bills

189. Denico Autry, DL, Titans

One of the more unsung good players in the league, Autry had 8 sacks in just 12 games last season.

190. Darren Waller, TE, Giants

191. Marcus Williams, S, Ravens

192. K’Waun Williams, CB, Broncos

Williams has allowed just 1 TD pass (on 121 targets) over the past three seasons.

193. Arik Armstead, DT, 49ers

194. Trent McDuffie, CB, Chiefs

195. Mike McGlinchey, RT, Broncos

Denver gave McGlinchey over $52 million guaranteed to pry him away from the 49ers, making him the third highest paid RT in the league.

196. Kevin Zeitler, G, Ravens

197. De’Vondre Campbell, LB, Packers

198. Tyler Smith, G, Cowboys

Drafted as a guard, Smith, who was replacing Tyron Smith, played most of last season at left tackle, but figures to go back to guard this season.

199. George Pickens, WR, Steelers

Out of every player who caught 25 or more passes, no one had fewer yards after the catch than Pickens (2.0).

200. Justin Tucker, K, Ravens

Justin Tucker

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9) kicks a field goal against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023, in Baltimore.AP Photo/Julio Cortez

201. Greg Newsome II, CB, Browns

202. Garrett Bolles, LT, Broncos

His 2022 season ended in Week 5 when he broke his leg.

203. Jared Goff, QB, Lions

Goff has played exactly 100 games as a pro. He’s 54-45-1 as a starter with 155 TD, 70 INT, and has had a completion percentage over 65% for three straight seasons.

204. Chris Godwin, WR, Bucs

Despite his profile raising these past few years, Godwin’s TD receptions have actually fallen from 9 to 7 to 5 to 3.

205. D.J. Reader, DT, Bengals

206. Courtland Sutton, WR, Broncos

Has just 4 TD catches and no 850-yard seasons since 2019.

207. Charles Leno Jr., LT, Commanders

Has started every game for seven straight seasons and has only missed a handful of snaps in that span.

208. Justin Simmons, S, Broncos

Tied for the league-lead with 6 INT, despite being targeted a relatively low 47 times.

209. Wyatt Teller, G, Browns

210. Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, Browns

211. Mike Williams, WR, Chargers

Williams caught 63 passes last season but did not break a single tackle.

212. Jerome Baker, LB, Dolphins

213. Miles Sanders, RB, Panthers

Sanders reception numbers have gone down every season of his career (from 50 as a rookie, to 28, then 26, and 20 last year).

214. Isaac Seumalo, G, Steelers

215. Darious Williams, CB, Jaguars

Williams only allowed 1 TD and a 50.5% completion rate on 91 targets.

216. Tyler Boyd, WR, Bengals

Boyd’s receiving numbers have dropped every season from 2019 to 2022.

217. DaQuan Jones, DT, Bills

218. Jevon Holland, S, Dolphins

219. Kendall Fuller, CB, Commanders

220. Tony Pollard, RB, Cowboys

Pollard led the league in yards after contact per carry, with 2.6.

221. Charles Cross, LT, Seahawks

222. Drake London, WR, Falcons

223. Quandre Diggs, S, Seahawks

No one has played more football this decade than Diggs, who has played at least 1,075 snaps in each of the past three seasons.

224. Evan Engram, TE, Jaguars

225. Kyler Murray, QB, Cardinals

Yards per attempt went down from 7.9 (4th in the league) in 2021 to 6.0 last season (last of all 33 qualified QBs)

226. Mitch Morse, C, Bills

227. Dalton Schultz, TE, Texans

228. B.J. Hill, DT, Bengals

229. Shaq Thompson, LB, Panthers

230. Taylor Decker, LT, Lions

231. Grover Stewart, DT, Colts

232. Gabriel Davis, WR, Bills

Of all the receivers to receive 50+ targets, no one had a higher average depth of target than Davis (15.3 yards).

233. Alex Singletary, LB, Broncos

A true inside linebacker, Singletary has exactly 300 tackles over the past two seasons, and zero sacks.

234. Grady Jarrett, DT, Falcons

235. Shaq Mason, G, Texans

Mason led the league last season in offensive snaps played with 1,199.

236. Taylor Moton, RT, Panthers

237. Shaq Barrett, EDGE, Bucs

The last of four Shaq’s on this list.

238. Harrison Smith, S, Vikings

He had career lows last year with no sacks, QB hits and just 1 tackle for loss in Ed Donatell’s system last year, which prohibited Smith from blitzing or approaching the line of scrimmage. With Brian Flores replacing Donatell, Smith may revert to form.

239. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Titans

240. Kaleb McGary, RT, Falcons

Played all 1,051 offensive snaps for the Falcons last season, plus another 72 on special teams.

241. Michael Pittman, WR, Colts

242. Kayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE, Giants

243. Kyle Dugger, S, Patriots

244. Zach Allen, DL, Broncos

Allen broke out for the Cardinals in his contract year, only Aaron Donald had a higher stuff % (tackles for loss or no gain), which earned the new Bronco $32.5 million guaranteed.

245. Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints

Did you know Kamara has never rushed for 1,000 yards? He’s been between 732 and 928 in each of his six NFL seasons.

246. Mike Hilton, CB, Bengals

An elite tackler, no defensive back allowed fewer yards per rush on their tackles than Hilton’s 2.3

247. David Onyemata, DT, Falcons

With Onyemata, Calais Campbell, Grady Jarrett, and Bud Dupree the Falcons can be the only team in the league to rush four players in their thirties.

248. David Njoku, TE, Browns

249. Kamren Curl, S, Commanders

250. Leonard Williams, DL, Giants

Williams had never missed a game in his career until last season, when he dealt with both knee and neck injuries.

251. Jimmie Ward, S, Texans

252. Germaine Pratt, LB, Bengals

253. Javonte Williams, RB, Broncos

254. Frank Clark, EDGE, Broncos

Clark has just 9.5 sacks in the past two seasons combined, though he did have 2.5 sacks last postseason.

255. Jawaan Taylor, RT, Chiefs

256. Calais Campbell, DT, Falcons

Campbell has been around for so long he was in the same 2008 draft class as Joe Flacco, Jordy Nelson, and Ray Rice.

257. Logan Wilson, LB, Bengals

258. Kenneth Walker III, RB, Seahawks

Kenneth Walker III

Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III jogs on to the field before an NFL preseason football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 22-14.AP Photo/Stephen Brashear

259. Jedrick Wills Jr., LT, Browns

260. Daniel Jones, QB, Giants

Jones led the league last season in on-target throws at 81%. Aaron Rodgers was second, so the state of New York quarterbacking might be better than you think.

261. John Franklin-Myers, DL, Jets

Franklin-Myers may split time between DE and DT this year for the Jets, who are absolutely loaded at DE but have less depth at tackle.

262. Michael Thomas, WR, Saints

263. Erik McCoy, S, Saints

McCoy allowed the fewest pressures of any center last season, just 2 on 408 passing attempts.

264. Ethan Pocic, C, Browns

265. Kenny Clark, DT, Packers

266. Rob Havenstein, RT, Rams

267. Breece Hall, RB, Jets

Hall led the league in yards after contact per carry last season before tearing his ACL in October.

268. Christian Kirk, WR, Jaguars

Kirk’s receiving yards have gone from 621 in 2020, to 982 in 2021, to 1,108 last year in his first season in Jacksonville.

269. Trey Smith, G, Chiefs

270. George Karlaftis, DE, Chiefs

Karlaftis was third among rookies in sacks last season with 6.

271. Travis Etienne Jr., RB, Jaguars

The 13 other rookie RB’s to ever have 1,100 rushing yards and 5 years per carry include Barry Sanders, Adrian Peterson if you want to get excited, and Jordan Howard and Jeremy Hill if you want to temper your expectations.

272. Harrison Phillips, DT, Vikings

Phillips was known as “Horrible Harry” before he got to Minnesota, but with teammate Harrison Smith known as “Harry the Hit Man”, Phillips lost his nickname last year, because coach Kevin O’Connell, like Kruger from Seinfeld, runs a tight nickname ship.

273. Drew Dalman, C, Falcons

274. Asante Samuel, Jr., CB, Chargers

275. Uchenna Nwosu, EDGE, Seahawks

The Seahawks signed Nwosu to a two-year deal in 2022, and have already given him a three-year extension after he broke out with 9.5 sacks last year.

276. Xavien Howard, CB, Dolphins

Howard’s 779 passing yards allowed were the second most in the NFL. He also allowed more yards after the catch (359) than any other DB in the league.

277. C.J. Mosley, LB, Jets

For many years the Jets’ highest paid player, Mosley played just two games in his first two seasons with New York, but, now healthy, he has amassed 326 tackles over the past two seasons.

278. Davon Godchaux, DT, Patriots

More of a run-stuffing DT, Godchaux has 5.5 sacks in six NFL seasons.

279. Bradley Chubb, EDGE, Dolphins

Chubb’s 78 blitzes led the league last season.

280. Derek Carr, QB, Saints

Carr’s completion percentage cratered from 68.4 in 2021 to 60.8 last year.

281. J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ravens

Dobbins is in danger of becoming the offensive version of Bob Sanders, who was great when healthy, but was never able to stay on the field.

282. Donovan Wilson, S, Cowboys

No DB allowed fewer yards per reception (min. 40 targets) than Wilson’s 8.3

283. Arden Key, EDGE, Titans

284. D.J. Jones, DT, Broncos

285. Jamal Adams, S, Seahawks

Played just 15 snaps last season. Has now missed multiple games for four straight seasons.

286. Kristian Fulton, CB, Titans

287. Trent Brown, LT, Patriots

288. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Browns

Has dealt with injuries the past two seasons, but allowed just 21 of his 41 targets to be completed in 2022. Signed a very team-friendly one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Titans this offseason.

289. Kwity Paye, DE, Colts

290. Geno Smith, QB, Seahawks

Geno’s completion percentage over expected was 4.4%, best in the NFL.

291. Tyson Campbell, CB, Jaguars

Campbell made a huge jump from year one to two, cutting his completion percentage allowed from 66.7% to 54.2%.

292. Bobby Okereke, LB, Giants

293. Tashaun Gipson, S, 49ers

Gipson’s five interceptions last season brought him to 32 for his career, tied for third among active players.

294. Brandin Cooks, WR, Cowboys

295. J.C. Jackson Jr., Chargers

Jackson is one of only four DBs in the league with a $40 million+ guarantee, but that deal might be a sunk cost if he can’t improve upon his pre-injury play from last year.

296. Martin Emerson Jr., CB, Browns

297. Braden Smith, RT, Colts

298. Adrian Phillips, S, Patriots

299. Alex Cappa, G, Bengals

Cappa’s first season with the Bengals after signing a multi-year deal was a success, but he missed the postseason with an ankle injury.

300. Fletcher Cox, DT, Eagles

301. DeMarcus Walker, DE, Bears

The 2017 second round pick finally broke out in year six, notching 7 sacks and earning an eight-figure contract from the Bears, who will be his fourth team in as many years

302. Ryan Kelly, C, Colts

Kelly missed the Pro Bowl for the first time since 2018 last season, as part of the Colts’ struggling offensive line

303. Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Raiders

Garoppolo has been in the NFL for nine years and has played more than six games in a season exactly three times (oddly he has played exactly six games four times)

304. Lawrence Guy Sr., DT, Patriots

Guy is 33, he’s very unhappy with his below-market contract, and plays for Bill Belichick. This might not play out well for him.

305. C.J. Gardner-Johnson, S, Lions

306. Jamaree Salyer, G, Chargers

Sixth-round pick from Georgia started 14 games for the Chargers as a rookie.

307. Jayron Kearse, S, Cowboys

Could be the odd man out of the Cowboys’ three-headed safety group with Malik Hooker and Donovan Wilson.

308. Adoree’ Jackson, CB, Giants

Has been much better with the Giants than he was in Tennessee, has allowed under 52% of his targets to be completed in New York.

309. Marquise Brown, WR, Cardinals

Seven passes intended for Brown were intercepted last season, the highest number in the league.

310. Jack Conklin, RT, Browns

Weird fact: Conklin has been first-team All-Pro twice but has never made a Pro Bowl.

311. Willie Gay Jr., LB, Chiefs

Gay was targeted 52 times and 42 of those passes were complete. In all three seasons of his career, he has allowed a completion % above 80.

312. Dre’Mont Jones, DL, Seahawks

Seattle gave the former Bronco $23 million guaranteed to help remake their almost entirely new defensive line.

313. Jaquan Brisker, S, Bears

In 2022, Brisker became the first rookie DB to ever have 100+ tackles and 4+ sacks

314. Preston Smith, EDGE, Packers

Has 33.5 sacks in four seasons in Green Bay after tallying 24.5 in four years with Washington

315. D.J. Humphries, LT, Cardinals

Signed a $50+ million deal last August after making his first Pro Bowl, but his 2022 campaign was cut short due to a back injury

316. Carlton Davis, CB, Bucs

317. Vonn Bell, S, Panthers

Bell had just two interceptions in his first six seasons but had four last season.

318. Jordan Davis, DT, Eagles

Only played 224 snaps as a rookie and will need to fight for snaps on an historically deep Eagles D-Line. Would play more for every other team in the league.

319. Robert Hunt, G, Dolphins

Has missed just one snap in the past two seasons.

320. Justin Reid, S, Chiefs

321. Teair Tart, DT, Titans

322. Jahan Dotson, WR, Commanders

Dotson catching 7 TD passes on just 35 receptions is a cool state, but it’s not even a franchise record. Washington TE/FB Mike Sellers had 7 TD catches on just 12 receptions in 2005.

323. Denzel Ward, CB, Browns

Ward is the highest paid DB in the league ($70.25 million guaranteed) but he’s only third third ranked DB named Ward on this list.

324. Justin Madubuike, DT, Ravens

Had a career-high 5.5 sacks in year three, and the former third-round pick has a chance to earn a serious contract if he can build off 2022.

325. Grant Delpit, S, Browns

326. Braxton Jones, LT, Bears

The only Day 3 rookies to start all 17 games last season were Tariq Woolen and Jones, who was picked 168th overall.

327. Ryan Tannehilll, QB, Titans

QB1′s who did not make this list: Kenny Pickett, Steelers, Mac Jones, Patriots, Brock Purdy, 49ers, Baker Mayfield, Bucs, Anthony Richardson, Colts, Desmond Ridder, Falcons, Sam Howell, Commanders

328. Sean Murphy-Bunting, CB, Titans

329. Jalen Thompson, S, Cardinals

330. Zaire Franklin, LB, Colts

No one on this list missed more tackles last year than Franklin’s 17.

331. Ted Karras, C, Bengals

332. DaVon Hamilton, DL, Jaguars

333. Chase Young, EDGE, Commanders

Maybe he shouldn’t be on this list at all. He has 1.5 sacks in nine games played over the past two seasons.

334. Pete Werner, LB, Saints

335. Christian Gonzalez, CB, Patriots

Everyone points to Sauce Gardner as proof that rookie corners can have a fast start, but there were seven corners drafted in the first 42 picks last year and five struggled, including third overall pick Derek Stingley Jr.

336. DeMarcus Lawrence, EDGE, Cowboys

337. Paris Johnson Jr, G/T, Cardinals

The last time the Cardinals picked an offensive lineman in the first round of the draft was in 2013 when they selected Jonathan Cooper seventh overall. Cooper was viewed as a very-high floor player, but only started 11 games as a Cardinal.

338. Byron Murphy, CB, Vikings

Murphy is the only Vikings CB with more than 2 career NFL starts.

339. Tyler Allgeier, RB, Falcons

Allgeier was the 12 of 23 running backs selected in the 2022 draft and he ended up one of only two rookies to run for over 1,000 yards.

340. Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Cowboys

Vander Esch made the Pro Bowl as a rookie in 2018 and looked like he was on a path to stardom, but has never returned to the Pro Bowl and has settled in as a solid starter.

341. Alim McNeill, DT, Lions

342. Leonard Floyd, EDGE, Bills

343. Elandon Roberts, LB, Steelers

344. Teven Jenkins, G, Bears

Played well at guard last season after being moved from tackle, but has to stay on the field (15 missed games in his first two seasons).

345. Marco Wilson, CB, Cardinals

346. Terence Steele, RT, Cowboys

Less than nine months after tearing his ACL, the Cowboys made Steele a huge part of their future by giving him $50 million guaranteed.

347. Marcus Jones, CB/Returner, Patriots

Led the league in punt return yards (362) and yards per return (12.5) as a rookie.

348. Justin Fields, QB, Bears

There’s nothing average about Fields who is 5-20 as a starter but just had 1,143 rushing yards (second most ever) as a QB

349. Patrick Peterson, CB, Steelers

Tied with former Vikings teammate Harrison Smith as the active interceptions leader with 34.

350. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Patriots

351. Marcus Davenport, EDGE, Vikings

Davenport signed a one-year, $13 million deal with the Vikings this offseason, which translates to $26 million per sack last year (he had half a sack)

352. Juwan Johnson, TE, Saints

353. James Daniels, G, Steelers

354. Joe Mixon, RB, Bengals

Of the 22 players who had 200 carries last season, only Najee Harris and Ezekiel Elliott had a worse YPC than Mixon’s 3.9.

355. Lorenzo Carter, LB, Falcons

356. Cole Kmet, TE, Bears

Caught 7 TD in year three after only scoring twice in his first two seasons.

357. Rasul Douglas, CB, Packers

Passers targeting Douglas saw their QB rating nearly double from 44.5 in 2021 to 88.5 in 2022.

358. Darnell Mooney, WR, Bears

359. Hunter Henry, TE, Patriots

360. Taron Johnson, CB, Bills

361. Zaven Collins, LB, Cardinals

Has struggled immensely in pass coverage through two seasons, but did have 100 tackles and 11 TFL in 2022.

362. Randy Gregory, EDGE, Broncos

Gregory has only played more than 275 snaps in two of his six seasons.

363. Jonathan Jones, CB, Patriots

364. Brandon Scherff, G, Jaguars

365. Michael Davis, CB, Chargers

Year five with the Chargers was a career year for Davis who allowed only 48.6% of his targets to be completed.

366. Ryan Neal, S, Bucs

367. Charles Omenihu, DL, Chiefs

Omenihu is suspended for the first six games of the season due to a personal conduct violation.

368. Chandler Jones, EDGE, Raiders

369. Nate Davis, G, Bears

After spending his first four seasons in Tennessee, Davis got $17.5 million guaranteed from the Bears.

370. Marcus Maye, S, Saints

Has had his last two seasons cut short due to injuries.

371. Kaden Elliss, LB, Falcons

372. Dameon Pierce, RB, Texans

373. Bradley Bozeman, C, Panthers

374. Mike Gesicki, TE, Patriots

375. Jonah Jackson, G, Lions

376. Justin Houston, EDGE, Panthers

Houston’s 111.5 sacks are fifth amongst active players, but only fourth from his draft class, behind Von Miller, Cameron Jordan J.J. Watt. The 2011 class also included Robert Quinn and Cameron Heyward, all of whom tallied at least 78.5 career sacks.

377. Jordan Hicks, LB, Vikings

Since leaving Philly in 2019, Hicks is fourth in the league in tackles, with 513.

378. James Cook, RB, Bills

379. Abraham Lucas, RT, Seahawks

380. Broderick Washington, DT, Ravens

Washington tied for the league lead with 7 balls batted at the line.

381. Isiah Pacheco, RB, Chiefs

382. Tytus Howard, RT, Texans

383. Devon Witherspoon, CB, Seahawks

384. Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Seahawks

The only rookies last season to reach 1,000 yards were Smith Njigba’s college teammates, Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave. When the three were at Ohio State together in 2021, JSN had over 500 more receiving yards than either of them.

385. Bijan Robinson, RB, Falcons

Running back salaries are so low and the rookie scale is relatively high, so just by virtue of being drafted 8th overall, Robinson became the fourth-highest paid RB in the league before ever taking an NFL snap. He is the favorite to win OROY at +275 from Caesars Sportsbook.

386. Lloyd Cushenberry III, C, Broncos

387. Patrick Queen, LB, Ravens

388. Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Lions

Gibbs has said that Alabama practices were harder than those of the NFL.

389. Jakobi Meyers, WR, Raiders

390. Mark Glowinski, G, Giants

391. Dean Lowry, DT, Vikings

Lowry had 42 pressures for the Packers in 2021, but just 17 last season.

392. Andre Cisco, S, Jaguars

Being pegged for a breakout season, but has to improve in pass coverage

393. Najee Harris, RB, Steelers

394. Gerald Everett, TE, Chargers

Everett’s receiving numbers have gone up (slowly) every single year of his career, from 244 as a rookie to 555 last season.

395. Ben Powers, G, Broncos

396. Dalton Kincaid, TE, Bills

397. Carl Lawson, DE, Jets

398. Alex Anzalone, LB, Lions

28-year-old linebackers don’t usually break out these days but Anzalone set career-highs in tackles (125), TFL (7), QB Hits (7), and pressures (10).

399. Conner McGovern, G, Bills

400. Zach Ertz, TE, Cardinals

Ertz has less than 1,000 receiving yards in 21 games since joining the Cardinals.

401. Eric Kendricks, LB, Chargers

402. Juan Thornhill, S, Browns

Thornhill got $14 million to move from Kansas City to Cleveland after a career years where he set personal bests in tackles (71), TFL (4), and passes defensed (9).

403. Garrett Bradbury, C, Vikings

A big disappointment through his first first three seasons, the Vikings did not exercise Bradbury’s fifth year option before last season, only for him to then have a career year (his PFF pass-blocking grade was 64 after never even topping 45 previously), earning himself a new contract

404. Jerick McKinnon, RB, Chiefs

Last season. McKinnon tied the all-time record for TD catches for an RB with 9.

405. Morgan Moses, RT, Ravens

406. Jordan Addison, WR, Vikings

In 2021, Addison had 100 catches, 1593 yards and 17 touchdowns, earning his quarterback Kenny Pickett a first round draft spot in the NFL draft. A similar performance for the Vikings this year could earn his quarterback Kirk Cousins a big contract in free agency next spring.

407. Will Hernandez, G, Cardinals

Arizona’s offensive line is surprisingly decent for a team that might end up being historically bad.

408. Cole Holcomb, LB, Steelers

409. Odafe Oweh, EDGE, Ravens

410. John Michael Schmitz, C, Giants

411. Jamaal Williams, RB, Saints

Williams led the NFL with 17 rushing TD last season, which earned him… a backup job on the New Orleans Saints.

412. Damien Lewis, G, Seahawks

413. Emmanuel Forbes, CB, Commanders

414. Azeez Al-Shaair, LB, Titans

Al-Shaair struggled for playing time on the loaded Niners’ defense, but he should play every down for the Titans after getting $14 million guaranteed from Tennessee.

415. Peter Skoronski, G, Titans

416. Elijah Moore, WR, Browns

The Browns got Moore in a surprisingly cheap deal (dealing the 42nd pick- ultimately TE Luke Musgrave) for the 74th pick (WR Cedric Tillman).

417. Malik Hooker, S, Cowboys

418. Odell Beckham Jr., WR Ravens

419. Terrell Edmunds, S, Eagles

420. Deommodore Lenoir, CB, 49ers

Lenoir broke out during the regular season and then had huge interceptions of Geno Smith and Dak Prescott in the playoffs.

421. C.J. Stroud, QB, Texans

422. Laken Tomlinson, G, Jets

Tomlinson got $27 million from the Jets to protect Zach Wilson last offseason. He had a rough first year in New York and now is a major question mark on Aaron Rodgers’ offensive line.

423. Deonte Banks, CB, Giants

Banks is already CB1 for the Giants who also may start a sixth-round rookie on the other side.

424. Ryan Stonehouse, P, Titans

425. Cesar Ruiz, G, Saints

426. Jarran Reed, DL, Seahawks

427. Austin Corbett, G, Panthers

Starting the season on the PUP list after an ACL injury in the final game of last season.

428. Darnell Wright, RT, Bears

The second OL picked in this year’s draft will be the Bears’ Week 1 RT.

429. Daniel Carlson, K, Raiders

430. Kyzir White, LB, Cardinals

431. Devante Parker, WR, Patriots

432. Azeez Ojulari, EDGE, Giants

433. Ezra Cleveland, G, Vikings

A free agent after this season, who is a strong run blocker and mediocre pass blocker, Cleveland could find himself very rich with a good 2023, or fighting for a backup role elsewhere if he struggles.

434. Joe Tryon-Shoyinka, EDGE, Bucs

435. Jonah Williams, RT, Bengals

The Bengals picked up the fifth-year option on the 2019 first rounder, and are moving him to right tackle in his contract year.

436. Andre Dillard, LT, Titans

Dillard got $29 million from the Titans in the offseason, nearly a million dollars per snap he played for the Eagles last season.

437. Shelby Harris, DT, Browns

438. Michael Mayer, TE, Raiders

In the last 20 seasons, only three tight ends have reached 600 yards in their rookie season: Kyle Pitts, Evan Engram, and… John Carlson?

439. Denzel Perryman, LB, Texans

440. Jaylon Johnson, CB, Bears

Johnson allowed 6.7 yards after the catch per reception, the second highest number in the league.

441. John Johnson III, S, Rams

442. James Conner, RB, Cardinals

Conner has led his team in rushing for five straight seasons but has still never had a 1,000 yard season

443. Marcus Peters, CB, Raiders

The active leader in pick-sixes, with six.

444. Hunter Renfrow, WR, Raiders

445. Matt Gay, K, Colts

Now the second-highest paid kicker in the league (behind Justin Tucker) after signing a new $5.625 million per year deal.

446. Anthony Walker Jr., LB, Browns

Torn quad ended his season in Week 3 last year.

447. Christian Barmore, DL, Patriots

2021 second-round pick from Alabama is widely being pegged for a breakout season. So far, his run defense has limited his playing time.

448. Jake Brendel, C, 49ers

Spent time with Dallas, Miami, Denver, and Baltimore before finally landing a starting job with San Francisco last season.

449. Kenny Moore, CB, Colts

Made the Pro Bowl in 2021, but the passer rating of QB’s targeting Moore in 2-22 was 117.7.

450. Austin Hooper, TE, Raiders

Hooper is now on his fourth team since COVID started (Falcons, Browns, Panthers, Raiders).

451. Shy Tuttle, DE, Panthers

North Carolina native got $13 million guaranteed to come home and play for the Panthers, moving across the division after spending four years with the Saints.

452. Ogbo Okoronkwo, DE, Browns

Had five sacks with Houston last season after garnering just 4.5 sacks in his three seasons with the Rams.

453. Jack Campbell, LB, Lions

The Lions have a young potential star at every virtually position group except QB. LB is especially deep for a 4-3 team like Detroit who have Charles Harris, Alex Anzalone, Justin Houston, and Malcolm Rodriguez, in addition to Campbell.

454. Jameson Williams, WR, Lions

455. Osa Odighizuwa, DT, Cowboys

456. Bryce Young, QB, Panthers

457. Travon Walker, EDGE, Jaguars

WIll use my one brag from last season here, with my Walker comment from last season’s list: “I would not have taken Walker in the top five, let alone first.”

458. Levi Wallace, CB, Steelers

459. Marcus Epps, S, Raiders

460. Zay Flowers, WR, Ravens

461. Jamin Davis, LB, Commanders

462. Cody Whitehair, C, Bears

Moving back to center, where he made the Pro Bowl in 2018, after playing guard for two seasons

463. Tyler Higbee, TE, Rams

A better receiver than pass catcher, Higbee led all skill position players with 11 pressures allowed.

464. Tommy Townsend, P, Chiefs

A great punter who rarely gets to punt. He has punted 90 times the past two years, about half the number of times Houston’s punter Cameron Johnston has punted (176).

465. Jadeveon Clowney, EDGE, Ravens

466. Dan Moore Jr., LT, Steelers

467. Steven Nelson, CB, Texans

468. Jermain Eluemunor, T, Raiders

469. Zay Jones, WR, Jaguars

470. Chigoziem Okonkwo, TE, Titans

Okonkwo was the 10th of 19 tight ends selected in the 2022 NFL Draft and he led the group in receiving yards with 450.

471. Raheem Mostert, RB, Dolphins

At 31, Mostert will be the oldest starting RB in the league (the only RB in the league older than Mostert is Brandon Bolden of the Raiders).

472. Jermaine Johnson, DE, Jets

473. Roy Robertson-Harris, DT, Jaguars

474. James Houston IV, EDGE, Lions

Houston made his career debut on Thanksgiving, only played 140 snaps all season and still notched eight sacks.

475. Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Browns

476. Kaiir Elam, CB, Bills

23rd overall pick in last year’s draft is already at a crossroads after a tough rookie season.

477. Johnny Hekker, P, Panthers

478. Larry Ogunjobi, DT, Steelers

Has already played for every AFC North team besides the Ravens this decade.

479. Cordarrelle Patterson, RB, Falcons

Patterson set his career-high for rushing yards in 2020 with 232, then reset in 2021 with 618, and again last year when he rushed for 695 yards and 8 TD.

480. Damien Harris, RB, Bills

481. Samuel Cosmi, G, Commanders

482. Bryce Huff, EDGE, Jets

Huff got pressures on 21.3% of his pass rushes last season, the best mark in the league. He also has the fastest get-off in the league, at 0.67 seconds.

483. Jeremy Chinn, DB, Panthers

484. Noah Fant, TE, Seahawks

Part of the Seahawks haul for Russell Wilson, Fant had a career-low 486 receiving yards last season.

485. Aaron Banks, G, 49ers

486. Nick Herbig, EDGE, Steelers

We’ll buy into the preseason hype for the fourth round pick.

487. Sheldon Rankins, DT, Texans

488. Harrison Butker, K, Chiefs

489. Mason Cole, C, Steelers

490. Sebastian Joseph-Day, DT, Chargers

Had career-highs in tackles (56), TFL (9), and QB hits (6) last season.

491. Bernhard Raimann, LT, Colts

492. Curtis Samuel, WR, Commanders

493. Alontae Taylor, CB, Saints

No DB was targeted as often as Taylor (66 times) without allowing a TD last year.

494. Adam Thielen, WR, Panthers

495. Brian Allen, C, Rams

496. Carl Granderson, DE, Saints

Former UDFA gets a little more playing time every season. He had a career-high 5.5 sacks last season.

497. Hayden Hurst, TE, Panthers

498. Isaiah Hodgins, WR, Giants

Hodgins had 33 receptions in 8 games with the Giants last season, catching 78.6% of the passes thrown his way, with zero drops.

499. Michael Dickson, P, Seahawks

His $3.67 million per year deal makes him the highest-paid punter in the NFL.

500. D’Andre Swift, RB, Eagles

The most frequent comment we got from last year’s list was questioning Swift’s ranking of 472 last year.



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