Immediately following Earl Thomas III on the NFL Top 100 list is teammate Ronnie Stanley at No. 74.
The sixth-overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Stanley has claimed his status as one of the best left tackles in the league after a dominant 2019 season in which he finished with PFF’s highest pass-blocking grade and as their second tackle. PFF also appears to value Stanley much higher, ranking him as the 48th-overall player heading into the 2020 season, 26 spots better than his position on the top 100 players list.
Ronnie Stanley was the 2nd highest-graded tackle in the NFL in 2019 (89.4)— PFF (@PFF) July 27, 2020
Stanley ranks 48th overall on the PFF50 entering the 2020 season.https://t.co/xJvQINHlTD
Stanley didn’t allow a single sack during the 2019 season, keeping the league MVP Lamar Jackson safe from elite edge rushers such as Myles Garrett, Chandler Jones, and Nick Bosa throughout the year. Stanley’s ability as a run-blocker also helped to pave the way for the single-season rushing record. Such a terrific season landed Stanley a spot as a first-team All-Pro. Stanley’s gigantic leap last season has certainly upped his price tag as he enters his fifth and final season of his rookie contract in 2020.
“He’s just a different breed of tackle,” said Bills tackle Dion Dawkins regarding Stanley.
Three players remain to revealed for Baltimore on the NFL Top 100 list. Jackson is the obvious one as he is expected to land within the top five after winning unanimous MVP, with tight end Mark Andrews and cornerback Marcus Peters most likely being the other two yet to be revealed. The Ravens are tied with the Saints for the most players on the list with seven.