We’ll be breaking down the top 100 players in the NFL entering the 2022 season. The #90-81 slot is largely featured by a group of players who have bounced back from injuries or are hoping to do so.
#81: Brandon Scherff – Jacksonville Jaguars
The 5 time Pro Bowler earned himself a 3 year, $49.5 million contract in the offseason for a reason as he is one of the elite guards in the NFL. Scherff significantly improves the Jaguars offense and hopes to give Trevor Lawrence a better 2nd year after a lackluster rookie campaign.
#82: Lane Johnson – Philadelphia Eagles
The veteran offensive lineman bounced back in 2021 allowing zero sacks on the season. Johnson will be a key component of the Philadelphia Eagles offensive attack this year.
#83: Derwin James – Los Angeles Chargers
After missing the bulk of the 2019 season and the entirety of the 2020 season due to injury, James was able to come back in 2021 and looked like his 2018 self. James made the Pro Bowl again which then sparked the Chargers to exercise his 5th year option and bring him back on board for the 2022 season.
#84: Joe Mixon – Cincinnati Bengals
After a disappointing 2020 campaign, Joe Mixon and the entire Bengals turned it around in 2021. Mixon earned his first Pro Bowl nomination of his career as he put up career high in rushing yards, receiving yards, and touchdowns with over 1,500 total yards and 16 total touchdowns.
#85: Vita Vea – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The 6 ft. 4 in. lineman of Tongan descent notched his first Pro Bowl nod in the 2021 season as he put up career best numbers. Vea is becoming one of the better nose tackles in the NFL and has increasingly earned more playing time each season in the NFL.
#86: Aaron Jones – Green Bay Packers
As part of arguably the best running back duo in the NFL, Aaron Jones is now the best offensive weapon at Aaron Rodgers disposal with the departure of Davante Adams. Jones is set for a big season alongside A.J. Dillon as he is solid in both the running game and receiving game. We are expecting a big season out of the pair.
#87: Darren Waller – Las Vegas Raiders
After not only turning his career aspirations around, but turning his life around with getting sober, Darren Waller has been a top 10 tight end since being clean and getting a second chance with the Raiders. Waller has a large frame and is an elite receiver with oftentimes being the best receiving option on the Raiders over the last 2 seasons.
#88: A.J. Brown – Philadelphia Eagles
In a wild draft night trade, Brown was sent to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a 1st round pick which the Titans used to select Treylon Burks. This was a baffling move by the Titans as Brown has averaged almost 1,000 yards per season since entering the league in 2019. Brown paired up with a young Jalen Hurts looks to be a dynamic pairing that we are excited to see play out.
#89: Tre’Davious white – Buffalo Bills
The 2 time pro bowler took a bit of a step back from his 2019 & 2020 success with a large part of that due to his season being cut short in 2021 with a torn ACL. White is hopeful to be back for week 1 and if he is, we expect him to climb up this list by season’s end as he is a top tier player when healthy.
#90: Jevon Holland – Miami Dolphins
The 2021 2nd round pick had 5 combined turnovers in his first season in the NFL and has already solidified his position on one of the best secondaries in the NFL.