RANKED: The Top 50 Players in Today’s NFL

47. Zach Ertz


There is an argument to be made that Ertz is the second-best tight end in the NFL. Already the greatest TE in Philadelphia history, Ertz plays more like a receiver than a true tight end. Ertz is coming off a year in which he set a career-high in touchdowns. He also hauled in the game-winning score in last year’s Super Bowl victory. Only 28 years of age, Ertz has plenty of time to overtake Rob Gronkowski as the league’s best tight end.

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46. Marcus Peters


Peters established himself as the NFL’s premier ball-hawk during his Kansas City tenure. He’s since furthered this reputation with the Rams. Peters leads the NFL in interceptions (20) and pass breakups since 2015. The talented corner has returned three of those interceptions for touchdowns. Peters has also accrued five fumble recoveries through his first three seasons. Peters should have plenty of opportunities to build on his numbers while playing in Wade Phillips’ system.

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45. Cam Heyward


Heyward was flat-out dominant for the Steelers in 2017. The Steelers benefited greatly from Heyward’s breakout season. His 12 sacks led to his first All-Pro and Pro Bowl selections. Not only does Heyward put immense pressure on the QB, but his run-stopping ability is also above-average. Off to another fast start in 2018, Heyward seems intent on being a terror off the edge once again.

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