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2022 NFL Top 100 Players: #70-61

We’ll be breaking down the Top 100 Players in the NFL and we’ve come to the #70-61 spots. This group has a wide variety of players and features the only special teams specialist in the top 100.

#61: Alvin Kamara – New Orleans Saints

There is no denying the talent that Alvin Kamara has, he’s made the Pro Bowl for 5 straight years, but we’ve had to push him down this list due to legal issues and personality concerns. Kamara should see a lengthy suspension ahead of him and with several offensive lineman leaving New Orleans, the future for Kamara in New Orleans does not look promising. 

#62: CeeDee Lamb – Dallas Cowboys

In just his 2nd season in the NFL, CeeDee Lamb earned Pro Bowl honors after overtaking Amari Cooper as the best receiver on the Cowboys. The Cowboys showed they truly see Lamb as the franchise receiver of the future paired with Dak Prescott at QB as they traded Cooper away and let Cedrick Wilson Jr. walk in free agency. Lamb is going to get even more opportunities with the two of them out of the picture and we expect him to take a leap on this list after this season. 

#63: Jaire Alexander – Green Bay Packers

Despite not playing the majority of the 2021 season due to injury, Jaire Alexander still lands on this list in the top 70% largely due to the pressure he put on opposing receivers in the other 3 years of his career. The Packers saw the same value picking up his 5th year option and then also signing him to an extension through 2026. 

#64: Micah Hyde – Buffalo Bills

The veteran safety had a career best season in 2021 with tying career highs in interceptions and fumble recoveries. He also notched his first career defensive touchdown on his way to earning All-Pro second team honors. 

#65: Kyler Murray – Arizona Cardinals

The 2019 #1 overall pick is coming off back to back pro bowls and is finally getting more help at receiver. Last season, DeAndre Hopkins came to town and this year the Cardinals traded for young wideout Marquise Brown. The only thing holding Murray from being higher on this list is the end of season collapses that the Cardinals have gone through with Murray definitely taking the weight of a good portion of those failures. 

#66: Chris Godwin – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

One half of one of the best receiving duos in the NFL, Chris Godwin has consistently gotten better each season, having gone from a role player his first two seasons to an eventual Pro Bowler and Super Bowl Champion. If Godwin can shake off the injuries, he’ll become one of the NFL’s elite. 

#67: Minkah Fitzpatrick – Pittsburgh Steelers

In a baffling move, the Miami Dolphins traded Mikah Fitzpatrick to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019. Fitzpatrick has made multiple pro bowls and made a name for himself as one of the better defensive backs in the NFL. 

#68: Najee Harris – Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers back was a powerhouse back in 2021. He succeeded out of volume opportunities and with Roethlisberger retired & JuJu gone to Kansas City, Najee has even more chances to get touches in 2022. Najee is a threat running and receiving and is going to continue getting better. 

#69: Chase Young – Washington Commanders

The 2nd overall pick in the 2020 draft has certainly lived up to the high pick the Commanders used to draft him. Young finished 2020 as the defensive rookie of the year and a pro bowler. Young battled through a couple injuries in 2021, but now looks to be the leading force on the line for the Commanders. 

#70: Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens

Arguably the best kicker in the history of the NFL, Justin Tucker stands as the only kicker on this list. Tucker is the most accurate kicker and holds the title for the longest field goal in history as well which he pulled off the feat in a game winner against the Lions last season.

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