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PFF's position rankings ahead of the 2019 NFL season

Over the last couple of weeks, we at PFF have compiled our position rankings ahead of the 2019 NFL season. Here, in one place, you can find our top-10 players at each position.

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Top-10 Quarterbacks


Quarterbacks run today’s pass-happy NFL. The teams with the best signal-callers in the game generally have better odds to go the distance, and the unfortunate clubs on the outside looking in at this top-10 list need quite a lot of help around their quarterback to succeed. Read more…

Top-10 Running backs


As we at PFF have hammered nearly all offseason, the running back position is largely replaceable due to its dependence on other factors to be successful on the ground and the volatility of the position’s receiving production year over year. However, the NFL is still chock full of talented running backs, including one that nearly ranked inside the top-50 in PFF’s WAR metric. Read more…

Top-10 Wide receivers


The NFL is loaded with elite receiving talent right now. Six of the wide receivers listed below made PFF’s list of the NFL’s top-50 players regardless of position, and the other four were in our list of the 10 players that just missed the cut for the PFF50. Read more…

Top-10 Tight ends


With Rob Gronkowski now retired, Kansas City Chiefs’ Travis Kelce takes sole control of the top tight end spot in the NFL. San Francisco 49ers’ George Kittle and Philadelphia Eagles’ Zach Ertz are close behind, but the separation between Ertz at No. 3 and Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ OJ Howard at No. 4 is significant. Read more…

Top-10 Offensive tackles


Elite play at the tackle position is highly coveted in today’s pass-happy NFL, and rightfully so. Weaknesses at either left or right tackle can keep capable starting quarterbacks from playing their best and limit offenses overall. Having one of the 10 guys listed below starting in the trenches puts the quarterback and his offense in a much better position to succeed. Read more…

Top-10 Interior Offensive Linemen


Taking our preseason position rankings series to the trenches, we at PFF have put together a list of the top-10 interior offensive linemen ahead of the 2019 NFL season. Read more…

Top-10 Edge defenders


Chicago Bears’ Khalil Mack edges out Denver Broncos’ Von Miller at the top of the list while the rest of the league’s edge defenders are a ways away from jumping ahead of either Mack or Miller. Read more…

Top-10 Interior defensive linemen


Aaron Donald is not only the best at his position, but he’s also the best player regardless of position in the NFL. Philadelphia Eagles’ Fletcher Cox and Kansas City Chiefs’ Chris Jones aren’t too far off from him compared to the rest of the list, but it really is Donald’s world; we’re just living in it. Read more…

Top-10 Off-Ball Linebackers


No one is arguing that Bobby Wagner and Luke Kuechly aren’t the two best off-ball linebackers in the NFL. And Deion Jones coming in at No. 3 on the list is tough to argue against, as well. The battles for Nos. 4-10 are much closer, however. Read more…

Top-10 Cornerbacks


Coming off a career year, New England Patriots veteran cornerback Stephon Gilmore takes the top spot on PFF’s list of the top-10 cornerbacks ahead of the 2019 NFL season. Check out the rest of the list below! Read more…

Top-10 Safeties


A change in uniform doesn't keep Earl Thomas from taking the top spot on this list. The new Baltimore Ravens safety enters his age-30 season as the league's best at the position. Read more…

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