Published: July 23, 2019 at 09:59 p.m.

Mind-boggling stats for the Top 100 Players of 2019: 90-81

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

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  • After missing the 2017 NFL season due to a torn ACL suffered during preseason, <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/julianedelman/238498/profile">Julian Edelman</a> came back in 2018 to lead the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=NE">Patriots</a> in receiving yards (850 yards) despite missing the first four weeks of the regular season. <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/julianedelman/238498/profile">Edelman</a> was one of 14 players to average 6.0+ receptions per game (6.2) in 2018. 10

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    90. Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots

    After missing the 2017 NFL season due to a torn ACL suffered during preseason, Julian Edelman came back in 2018 to lead the Patriots in receiving yards (850 yards) despite missing the first four weeks of the regular season. Edelman was one of 14 players to average 6.0+ receptions per game (6.2) in 2018.

  • <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/devinmccourty/494287/profile">McCourty's</a> 84-yard pick six in Week 8 was the third longest interception return touchdown of the 2018 season. Even at 31 years old, <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/devinmccourty/494287/profile">McCourty</a> was one of three ballcarriers to reach 22.0 MPH last season, per Next Gen Stats. 9

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    89. Devin McCourty, FS, New England Patriots

    McCourty's 84-yard pick six in Week 8 was the third longest interception return touchdown of the 2018 season. Even at 31 years old, McCourty was one of three ballcarriers to reach 22.0 MPH last season, per Next Gen Stats.

  • <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/cameronheyward/2508109/profile">Heyward</a> collected 8.0 sacks during the season and is one of 10 interior defensive linemen with at least 100 QB pressures since 2016 according to Next Gen Stats. <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/cameronheyward/2508109/profile">Heyward's</a> efforts were rewarded with his second consecutive Pro Bowl bid. 8

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    88. Cameron Heyward, DE, Pittsburgh Steelers

    Heyward collected 8.0 sacks during the season and is one of 10 interior defensive linemen with at least 100 QB pressures since 2016 according to Next Gen Stats. Heyward's efforts were rewarded with his second consecutive Pro Bowl bid.

  • <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/camnewton/2495455/profile">Cam Newton</a> became the only player with 400+ pass attempts and 100+ carriers in 2018. <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/camnewton/2495455/profile">Newton</a> joined <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/peytonmanning/2501863/profile">Peyton Manning</a> as the only players in NFL history with 3,000+ pass yards in each of his first eight seasons in the league. 7

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    87. Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers

    Cam Newton became the only player with 400+ pass attempts and 100+ carriers in 2018. Newton joined Peyton Manning as the only players in NFL history with 3,000+ pass yards in each of his first eight seasons in the league.

  • <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/dariusslay/2540288/profile">Slay</a> is one of six players with multiple interceptions in each of the last five seasons. <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/dariusslay/2540288/profile">Slay</a> has allowed a 66.6 passer rating in coverage over the last two seasons, the fourth-lowest among cornerbacks with at least 100 targets per Pro Football Focus. <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/dariusslay/2540288/profile">Slay</a> was a 2019 Pro Bowler, his second consecutive selection 6

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    86. Darius Slay, CB, Detroit Lions

    Slay is one of six players with multiple interceptions in each of the last five seasons. Slay has allowed a 66.6 passer rating in coverage over the last two seasons, the fourth-lowest among cornerbacks with at least 100 targets per Pro Football Focus. Slay was a 2019 Pro Bowler, his second consecutive selection

  • <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/frankclark/2552629/profile">Frank Clark</a> terrorized offenses, recording one or more sacks in 10 different games throughout the 2018 season. <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/frankclark/2552629/profile">Clark</a> is also one of seven players with 9.0+ sacks in each of the last three seasons. 5

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    85. Frank Clark, DE, Kansas City Chiefs

    Frank Clark terrorized offenses, recording one or more sacks in 10 different games throughout the 2018 season. Clark is also one of seven players with 9.0+ sacks in each of the last three seasons.

  • <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/jarvislandry/2543488/profile">Jarvis Landry</a> is the first <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=CLE">Cleveland Browns</a> WR with 80+ receptions (81) in a season since 2014. <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/jarvislandry/2543488/profile">Landry</a> is the only player in NFL history with 80+ receptions in each of his first five seasons. 4

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    84. Jarvis Landry, WR, Cleveland Browns

    Jarvis Landry is the first Cleveland Browns WR with 80+ receptions (81) in a season since 2014. Landry is the only player in NFL history with 80+ receptions in each of his first five seasons.

  • <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/harrisonsmith/2532948/profile">Harrison Smith</a> has 23 total QB pressures since 2016, the most among all defensive backs during that timespan. Smith was named to his 4th-straight Pro Bowl, one of two secondary players to make each of the last four Pro Bowls. 3

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    83. Harrison Smith, FS, Minnesota Vikings

    Harrison Smith has 23 total QB pressures since 2016, the most among all defensive backs during that timespan. Smith was named to his 4th-straight Pro Bowl, one of two secondary players to make each of the last four Pro Bowls.

  • <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/bradleychubb/2561020/profile">Bradley Chubb</a>'s 12.0 sacks in 2018 set the <a href="http://www.nfl.com/teams/profile?team=DEN">Denver Broncos'</a> rookie sack record, previously held by teammate <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/vonmiller/2495202/profile">Von Miller</a> (11.5 sacks in 2011). <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/bradleychubb/2561020/profile">Chubb</a> was the youngest player in the NFL with 10.0+ sacks in 2018. 2

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    82. Bradley Chubb, OLB, Denver Broncos

    Bradley Chubb's 12.0 sacks in 2018 set the Denver Broncos' rookie sack record, previously held by teammate Von Miller (11.5 sacks in 2011). Chubb was the youngest player in the NFL with 10.0+ sacks in 2018.

  • <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/trentwilliams/497073/profile">Williams</a> is one of three players (<a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/tombrady/2504211/profile">Tom Brady</a>, <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/patrickpeterson/2495504/profile">Patrick Peterson</a>) to make the Pro Bowl in each of the last seven seasons. <a href="http://www.nfl.com/player/trentwilliams/497073/profile">Williams</a> is one of four offensive tackles with a 90+ pass block and 90+ block grade since 2013, per Pro Football Focus. 1

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    81. Trent Williams, OT, Washington Redskins

    Williams is one of three players (Tom Brady, Patrick Peterson) to make the Pro Bowl in each of the last seven seasons. Williams is one of four offensive tackles with a 90+ pass block and 90+ block grade since 2013, per Pro Football Focus.