Written By: Noah Underhill
40. Edmund Whiting DE Bisons
Edmund Whiting and Father Time have been battling back and forth for a while now. His Bisons run was short, but he was really good while he was there. His pass-rushing talents were off the handle, and he can make a play at any time. If you question his ability, just look at his 62 tackles, 17 Sacks, and 11 TFLs and then see how you feel. But now he has to prove himself again after signing with the Dreadnoughts, and I, for one, can’t wait to see what he does.
39. Henry Nielsen C Celtic Tigers
There is nothing a QB loves more than his offensive line, and Dre Crowell is thanking his lucky stars that he got such a good one in Henry Nielsen. Nielsen has been rock solid on that gangbusters offensive line out in Dublin, and just looking at the stats, you can see why he is one of the best in the game. The Celtic Tigers were at the top in both passing and rushing last year, which is something you can give to the extraordinary talents at QB and RB, but you can’t deny the capabilities of a great offensive line, and Nielsen is the driving force in that area. And no sacks allowed can help there too.
38. Stephen Dailey MLB Shamrocks
Stephen Dailey is another guy that gets overlooked, and looking at his line of work, people should really stop doing it. The Pro Bowler had 172 total tackles (99 Solo), which is insane, 16 TFLs, and 4 Sacks at MLB. The Shams defense is in the middle of the pack, but Dailey is an excellent force in the middle and that boosts up anyone around him. Don’t forget about him when you look at the best LBs in the game.
37. Derek Gonzalez CB T-Birds
Many people talk about how good the Thunderbirds defense is, and Derek Gonzalez is one of those guys behind the Red Wall that lets them do what they do. He was able to grab 93 Tackles, 53 Solo, 6 TFLs, and 5 INTs. He will be taking his Pro Bowl talents from CB to FS, which will be a fantastic chapter in his career where he might be even better than he was before.
36. Anthony Savoy QB Red Dragons
Anthony Savoy followed in the footsteps of many Rookie QBs before him, getting to and winning the championship. Savoy is one of those game-changers that you have to have eyes on him at all times. He had 3746 yards, 25 TDs, and 8 Ints as far as Passing and 733 Rushing yards and 5 TDs on the ground. Savoy is the future of the league, and with the backing of the amazing San Diego defense, he will always be in the hunt for titles.
35. Brett Rattay MLB Huskies
Brett Rattay has been living in the nightmares of ARC QBs for a long time now. Everyone knows how good he is and what a living legend he is, but if you are new to the league, this is what you need to know. Rattay was a huge part of the Huskies championship team in season 4. He has made the Pro Bowl almost every year (He missed this last year), and even though he is aging, he is one of the best in the game. Last year he had 150 total tackles, 15 TFLs, and 3 INTs.
34. Latavien Worrell QB Explorers
Welcome to Explorers corner, where we spread the greatness of the Explorers to all that have ears to hear. This time we are talking about the signal-caller that has been leading the squad in this rise to the top, Mr. Latavien Worrell. Mitchy and Justin can talk all they want about how overrated he is, but I'm here to speak the truth. 4,423 yards, 25 TDs, only 5 INTs, and a completion percentage of 75%. Come on. He has made some mistakes in big moments, but in order to get there, he had to get to the big moments. Worrell is a great QB, and his name has been in the dirt for far too long.
33. Anthony Washington CB River Hogs
Anthony Washington was a FA that had a lot of hype, and he lived up to it, at least for this year. Just looking at what he was able to do on the edge, locking down his side of the field, it’s so great that the River Hogs were able to snag him when they did. He had 129 Total Tackles as a CB, which is insane. He also had 10 TFLs, 3 sacks, and, most importantly, 3 INTs. He was given that coveted top corner spot in the Pro Bowl, a fantastic feat for a rookie. Washington seems like he is a superstar for the rest of his career, and if Portland can hang onto him, they will have a lockdown corner for years to come.
32. Zachary Dombroski MLB Armadillos
The lifeblood of the Armadillos team, Dombroski, is the first person you think of when you think of the red, black, and gold. His 159 yards and 12 TFLs lead his team to a pretty solid record. Even during the team's bad times, Dombroski has always been that guy to play at another level.
31. Lester Gadsen RB Shamrocks
After coming over from the Gunners, Lester Gadesen felt like a man that wanted to prove himself. He rushed for 1,241 yards and 9 TDs. He averaged 5.3 yards per carry and was a great weapon for Tom Wilson and the Shams. He did miss 4 games last year, which could have put him a little higher, but that is just one of the what-ifs from this season. The Shams need him to stay on the field if they are going to make the run that they are capable of.
We are getting down to the nitty gritty now! Even the most novice of RFL fans should start to recognize some of these names. Who has yet to be revealed? Stay tuned for more!