Another eventful week of AAF action brings with it the latest edition of our AAF Player of the Year rankings. There hasn't been much movement after the latest slate of action, but for the first time since we started, we have had a change at the top spot. Can standout cornerback Keith Reaser claw his way back in time to claim the crown? Or is our new number one here to stay?
Here is the AAF Player of the Year ranking through Week 6.
[Editor's note: These rankings are compiled using multiple factors and do not rely on grades alone. These factors include playing time and positional value etc.]
Shakir Soto continued his impressive work as a pass rusher in his Week 6 outing against the Iron, tallying a sack and a hurry from his 31 pass-rushing snaps. Soto now leads all interior defenders with five sacks on the season, while he also ranks first among players at the position with a pass-rushing productivity rating of 9.9.
Barrett burst into the top 10 after strong performances in Weeks 4 and 5, but he saved his most productive game for Week 6 where he tallied a staggering nine total pressures from his 56 snaps as a pass rusher. Barrett's 24 total pressures now rank seventh among edge defenders this year, while his overall grade of 84.3 ranks fourth.