Published: July 22, 2019 at 10:00 p.m.

Mind-boggling stats for the Top 100 Players of 2019: 100-91

The “Top 100 Players of 2019” countdown has begun. Check out these mind-blowing stats that prove why these players made the list.

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  • In 2018, <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/ericweddle/2495775/profile"> Weddle</a> allowed the fewest yards per target (3.6) in coverage among safeties in the NFL (with a min. of 20 targets, per PFF). His elite play as a safety yielded 68 tackles for the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=BAL">Ravens</a>, and earned him a bid to the 2019 Pro Bowl, the sixth selection of his career. Weddle joined the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=LA">Los Angeles Rams</a> in the offseason, adding his veteran presence in an already formidable backfield. 10

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    100. Eric Weddle, S, Los Angeles Rams

    In 2018, Weddle allowed the fewest yards per target (3.6) in coverage among safeties in the NFL (with a min. of 20 targets, per PFF). His elite play as a safety yielded 68 tackles for the Ravens, and earned him a bid to the 2019 Pro Bowl, the sixth selection of his career. Weddle joined the Los Angeles Rams in the offseason, adding his veteran presence in an already formidable backfield.

  • <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/derrickhenry/2556075/profile">Henry</a> rushed for a career-high 1,059 yards (seventh) and 12 rushing touchdowns (third) during the 2018 season. His <a href="http://www.nfl.com/m/share?p=%2Fvideos%2Fnfl-cant-miss-plays%2F0ap3000000996732%2FCan-t-Miss-Play-Henry-goes-BEAST-MODE-for-99-yard-TD">99-yard touchdown run in Week 14 against the Jacksonville Jaguars</a> tied the record for the longest rushing touchdown in NFL history, previously set in <a href="http://www.nfl.com/videos/dallas-cowboys/09000d5d8257db47/Best-Shots-Dorsett-s-99-yard-TD-run">1983 by Tony Dorsett</a>. 9

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    99. Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans

    Henry rushed for a career-high 1,059 yards (seventh) and 12 rushing touchdowns (third) during the 2018 season. His 99-yard touchdown run in Week 14 against the Jacksonville Jaguars tied the record for the longest rushing touchdown in NFL history, previously set in 1983 by Tony Dorsett.

  • <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/tylerlockett/2552430/profile">Tyler Lockett</a> had a career season in 2018, setting new highs in receptions (57), receiving yards (965), and receiving touchdowns (10). <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/tylerlockett/2552430/profile">Lockett</a> averaged 16.9 yards per reception, which was third highest in the NFL among players with 50-or-more receptions. 8

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    98. Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks

    Tyler Lockett had a career season in 2018, setting new highs in receptions (57), receiving yards (965), and receiving touchdowns (10). Lockett averaged 16.9 yards per reception, which was third highest in the NFL among players with 50-or-more receptions.

  • In his first season as a full-time cornerback, <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/byronjones/2552568/profile">Byron Jones</a> led the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=DAL">Cowboys</a> with 14 passes defended earning him the first Pro Bowl bid of his career. Jones was the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=DAL">Cowboys'</a> most improved player according to Pro Football Focus, seeing a jump from 65.3 to 83.1 in overall grade from 2017 to 2018. 7

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    97. Byron Jones, CB, Dallas Cowboys

    In his first season as a full-time cornerback, Byron Jones led the Cowboys with 14 passes defended earning him the first Pro Bowl bid of his career. Jones was the Cowboys' most improved player according to Pro Football Focus, seeing a jump from 65.3 to 83.1 in overall grade from 2017 to 2018.

  • Despite suffering a back injury toward the end of the season, <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/carsonwentz/2555259/profile">Carson Wentz'</a> career-high 69.6 completion percentage ranked third in the NFL in 2018. <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/carsonwentz/2555259/profile">Wentz</a> was one of seven quarterbacks to throw 20+ passing touchdowns with fewer-than 10 interceptions in 2018. 6

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    96. Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles

    Despite suffering a back injury toward the end of the season, Carson Wentz' career-high 69.6 completion percentage ranked third in the NFL in 2018. Wentz was one of seven quarterbacks to throw 20+ passing touchdowns with fewer-than 10 interceptions in 2018.

  • <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/kylefuller/2543681/profile">Kyle Fuller's</a> seven interceptions in 2018 tied for the most by any player last season. He led the NFL with 21 passes defended and was named to his first career Pro Bowl and earned his first All-Pro selection. 5

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    95. Kyle Fuller, CB, Chicago Bears

    Kyle Fuller's seven interceptions in 2018 tied for the most by any player last season. He led the NFL with 21 passes defended and was named to his first career Pro Bowl and earned his first All-Pro selection.

  • <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/mitchellschwartz/2532945/profile">Schwartz</a> set career highs in overall grade (83.0) and pass block grade (85.4) in 2018, paving the way for his first career All-Pro selection in 2018. His presence on the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=KC">Kansas City Chiefs'</a> offensive line bolstered QB protection, allowing only 26 sacks in the 2018 NFL season. <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/mitchellschwartz/2532945/profile">Schwartz</a> also extended his streak to 112-straight regular season starts, the longest active streak among all offensive linemen in the NFL. 4

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    94. Mitchell Schwartz, OT, Kansas City Chiefs

    Schwartz set career highs in overall grade (83.0) and pass block grade (85.4) in 2018, paving the way for his first career All-Pro selection in 2018. His presence on the Kansas City Chiefs' offensive line bolstered QB protection, allowing only 26 sacks in the 2018 NFL season. Schwartz also extended his streak to 112-straight regular season starts, the longest active streak among all offensive linemen in the NFL.

  • <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/t.j.watt/2558064/profile">T.J. Watt </a> paved the way for the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=PIT">Pittsburgh Steelers</a>, leading the team with 13.0 sacks. <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/t.j.watt/2558064/profile">Watt</a> was one of three players with multiple 3.0+ sack games in 2018, along with <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/aarondonald/2543485/profile">Aaron Donald</a> and <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/kylerfackrell/2555340/profile">Kyler Fackrell</a>. 3

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    93. T.J. Watt, OLB, Pittsburgh Steelers

    T.J. Watt paved the way for the Pittsburgh Steelers, leading the team with 13.0 sacks. Watt was one of three players with multiple 3.0+ sack games in 2018, along with Aaron Donald and Kyler Fackrell.

  • <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/jurrellcasey/2495476/profile">Jurrell Casey</a> was the only interior defensive lineman in the NFL with 60+ tackles (62) in 2018. Among all interior defensive linemen, <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/jurrellcasey/2495476/profile">Casey</a> had the fifth-highest run defense grade (91.1) and the fifth-highest tackle rate (8.6%). <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/jurrellcasey/2495476/profile">Casey</a> was named to his fourth-straight Pro Bowl following the 2018 season. 2

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    92. Jurrell Casey, DT, Tennessee Titans

    Jurrell Casey was the only interior defensive lineman in the NFL with 60+ tackles (62) in 2018. Among all interior defensive linemen, Casey had the fifth-highest run defense grade (91.1) and the fifth-highest tackle rate (8.6%). Casey was named to his fourth-straight Pro Bowl following the 2018 season.

  • <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/andrewwhitworth/2495977/profile">Andrew Whitworth's</a> presence on the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=LA">Rams</a> offensive line strengthened the rushing attack, as L.A. averaged 4.9 rush yards per carry and protected the QB by only allowing 33 sacks in 2018. <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/andrewwhitworth/2495977/profile">Whitworth</a> had the fifth-highest run block grade among offensive tackles in 2018 (76.4 according to Pro Football Focus). 1

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    91. Andrew Whitworth, OT, Los Angeles Rams

    Andrew Whitworth's presence on the Rams offensive line strengthened the rushing attack, as L.A. averaged 4.9 rush yards per carry and protected the QB by only allowing 33 sacks in 2018. Whitworth had the fifth-highest run block grade among offensive tackles in 2018 (76.4 according to Pro Football Focus).