Pro Football Focus (PFF) is, at its root, a player evaluation company. They take into account hundreds of data points on any given play in an effort to identify the best players. They then use that information to create useful insights across the spectrum of football analysis. PFF used these metrics to come up with their 50 best players in the NFL, regardless of position. Five Green Bay Packers made the list.
Five Packers On PFF’s Top 50 List:
Number 49 is EDGE Rashan Gary. He recorded a 90.1 PFF pass-rushing grade while racking up 81 pressures in 2021. He could be even better in 2022. Early signs in training camp show that Rashan Gary is still an absolute monster and his off-season workouts have really paid off.
Number 40 is Safety Adrian Amos. Amos is one of the most underrated players in the game. He has a real argument to be seen as the league’s best safety or, at the very least, one of the best. Amos has never had a bad season in the NFL. He recorded seven pass breakups along with three interceptions this past year. He has missed fewer than 10% of his tackle attempts in each of his past three campaigns.
Number 23 is LT David Bakhtiari. Another Packers player who missed almost all of 2021. Bakhtiari played just 27 snaps in the regular season in an effort to get back for Green Bay’s playoff run. Previously, when he’s been fully healthy, Bakhtiari was the best pass-blocking tackle in the game. He allowed nine pressures across 446 pass-blocking snaps in 2020. A healthy Bakhtiari should still be an elite force in 2022.
Number 23 is CB Jaire Alexander. Alexander missed almost the entire 2021 season with an injury. This forced Green Bay to lean on rookie Eric Stokes and Rasul Douglas. However, we’re a year removed from seeing him play as well as any cornerback in the game. He earned a 90.6 PFF coverage grade and notched 13 pass breakups while allowing 50.7% of passes thrown his way to be caught in 2020.
Number 3 is QB Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers backed up an MVP season with another. Even if he was a small step behind the leaders in overall PFF grade in 2022. His two-year run has been as good as anybody’s. His ability to avoid turnovers while still maintaining a high volume of big plays is unique. He had one-third or fewer of the interceptions that the players ranked above him in PFF grade managed.