Written By: Noah Underhill
50. Jack Brown MLB Bulls Another do it all LB, Jack Brown, was a menace to all the teams he went up against this year. The former rookie of the year showed up once again this year. He dominated statistically, grabbing 134 tackles (78 solo), 9 TFLs, 5 sacks and an INT. Having Brown at MLB boosted the ability of the Bulls and would for any team he is on. Brown is gonna be on these kinds of lists for a long time.
49. Antuan Buck MLB Elks
“Buckshot” is one of those players that you will do whatever it takes to be far away from on the field. He makes the big plays that only a few other players can. 144 Total Tackles and 78 Solo show how hard that strategy is to fulfill. He is all over the field at all times, including in the backfield, where he picked up 20 TFLs and 4.5 Sacks. The obvious Pro Bowler continues to push for a spot in the RFL HOF one day.
48. Jake Cowser T Gunners Protecting a QB like Jabre Jackson can be a challenge at times, but Jake Cowser has done an excellent job of that since he was drafted in the 3rd round of the season 1 draft. Since day one, he has been the starter and made life just a little easier on the right side on the line. He was also the starter in the Pro Bowl this year and that is as big praise as a lineman can get.
47. Casey Lott SS Snowhawks Casey Lott has become one of the top safeties in the game today. He was one of the few bright spots on the Snowhawks this season, and for those that watched those early games, Lott jumped right off the screen.” Last year he had 4 INTs, 124 Total Tackles, and 7 TFLs, just to name a few things, but the stats don’t tell the whole story. When asked about him, Coach O’Brien said, “Lott excels at safety due to his great coverage skills. Along with his tackling and pursuit, he can track down ball carriers quickly.” He is a gamechanger and always someone to watch.
46. Hunter Mackey QB River Hogs Hunter Mackey is one of those guys that has been around a long time. The veteran QB has always been talked about as one of the best and for a good reason. I don’t know where the River Hogs will go if he isn’t brought back into the building, but it will be tough to replace a QB of his caliber. If this was Mackey’s last ride, it sure was a good one.
45. Stanley Whitehead WR Bulldogs As far as league stars go, Stanley Whitehead is never brought up, but when you look at what he has done, it might be time to take a look. He had 94 receptions for 1,347 yards and 7 TDs. That’s a star performance. He was also a Pro Bowler last year and has been in that conversation the past couple of years. It’s time to give Whitehead his do.
44. Leonard Corbin III QB T-Birds Ranking LC3 as the 9th best QB this year seems crazy, but there were enough guys that outperformed him this year that this spot feels right. He doesn’t have to set the world on fire for his team to win but he is very consistent, and you can trust him to keep the ball moving. He had 3,835 yards, 27 TDs, and 7 INTs last season with a completion percentage of 73%. He also had 602 yards and 4 TDs on the ground. The Playoffs showed once again how hard it is to win without him, but that double edge sword continues to hurt the T-Birds. A healthy Thunderbirds team is as scary as anyone, and LC3 is the central part of that.
43. Trey Wilkins CB Sentinels
Since being drafted, Trey Wilkins has been a shutdown CB. Teams have learned to steer clear of Wilkins at all costs. Like many Michigan men before him, Wilkins has dominated the stat sheets with 75 Tackles, 8 TFLs, and grabbed 4 INTs. The Sentinels have the 7th best CB (according to this list), and they couldn’t do much better.
42. David Jones RB Bulls
David Jones has been a monster in Brooklyn in the past few years. The former undrafted rookie took the league by storm and hasn’t looked back since. This season wasn’t as lucrative as the season before, but he was still in elite company. He had 1,310 yards on the ground, along with 465 in the air. He had 15 Total TDs and had an average of 4.6 yards per carry. An obvious Pro Bowl season, Jones is one of the best in the game, and it seems like he can do no wrong.
41. Eric Reese TE Steamers
The Steamers had a lot of injury issues last season and had to air it out this year, and Reese was a great player to go to. The long term veteran racked up 110 receptions for 1,142 yards and had 7 TDs to go along with it. Reese was a great part of a loaded offense and was rewarded with a Pro Bowl and being ranked the top TE.
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