RFL Top 100: 70-61
Written By: Noah Underhill
70. Adrian Ottis DT Diablos Adrian Ottis is another really huge guy at 6’5 321, and he had a considerable impact on the Diablos defensive line. The former Conquistador was able to get 10.5 sacks, 12 TFLs, and 31 solo tackles. Even though the rest of the defense wasn’t great last year, the 27-year-old was given a Pro Bowl nod and is considered one of the toughest big men in the game. The large O will be shoving over lineman for years to come.
69. Kentavious Henderson WR Cougars
In the coveted 69 position is the excellent Kentavious Henderson. A few short years ago, he was considered second-best one his team behind London Lyons but now he has become one of the best in the league. His 1,192 yards and 7 TDs were as crucial to the Cougars as any of his teammates. Coach Roby has said time and again, how great Henderson is and how much he brings to the table. He can make any QB look good, and that is what he has done in Chicago the last few years.
68. DeVante Gipson FS Gunners
DeVante Gipson is mostly overlooked in a pretty good Gunners secondary, but he is someone that should be talked about more as one of the best in the game. He had 67 solo tackles (141 Total), 8 TFLs, and 2 INTs in a season that earned him a spot on the Pro Bowl roster. The 31-year-old might start to decline in the next couple of years, but he is still a rock-solid talent and a leader for his team.
67. Carter Delahart OLB Voyagers
Carter Delahart was great off the edge in Houston this year. He added another Pro Bowl to his career, putting out a statline with 13 sacks, 47 tackles, and 12 TFLs. Coach Baker said of him “(Delahart’s) combination of speed and acceleration, as well as his ability to overpower tight ends and weaker linemen makes him a force to be reckoned with.” He is a huge part of Houston’s plan going forward and there is no stopping him.
66. Breion Keith G Desperadoes
Keith is one of the top guards in the league. The Desperadoes were near the top in least QB hurries and Sacks last year, and Keith was a big reason why. He was given a Pro Bowl nod to go along with a spot on this list. Congrats buddy.
65. Nolan Angulo MLB Dreadnoughts Nolan Angulo is a stat sheet stuffer. He’s the kind of player that jumps out at you and reminds you why you quit flag football at age 12. Maybe that’s just me. Anyway, Nolan was a stud for the Dreads last year, putting up a massive stat line. He had 92 solo tackles (167 total), 15 TFLs, 4.5 Sacks, and 4 INTs at Middle Linebacker. That’s crazy—what a monster.
64. Maurice Darman WR Armadillos He may only be the 7th WR on this list, but if you watch Armadillos football, you know how scary Mo Darman can be. He had 1,245 yards and 7 TDs on 79 receptions. Since he is so small, He was put in a lot of short routes and screens, which hurt his stat line a little bit, but when he gets in space, there is no stopping him. Darman is one of the most consistent players on the field, and I can’t wait to see what he does in a new offense.
63. Jason Henderson DE Explorers A lot was expected from Jason Henderson when the Explorers spent the 26th pick in the draft on him, but nobody expected that he would go crazy as fast as he did. His 11 sacks always came in at just the right time to make a big play when the Explorers needed one. This kid is a star in the making, and since we all know that already I’m just going to move on.
62. Malik Yates DT Celtic Tigers Malik Yates was a Monster on the Dublin defense of Destruction. You don’t expect a great stat line out of a DT, but Yates had a pretty good one last year. He had 13.5 Sacks and 55 total Tackles, which is better than some more prominent names on this list. That, along with 9 TFLs, is what got Yates on this list and the Pro Bowl roster.
61. Reed Holmberg MLB Celtic Tigers
The Tigers just keep coming. Reed is just the next great Dublin player on this list and another reason that they were one of the top dogs in the regular season. The pro bowler racked up an astounding 90 solo tackles (145 Total), 22 TFLs, 6.5 Sacks, and 2 INTs. Holmberg has a great future in Dublin, and if they can hang onto him, he may become one of those guys on Dublin’s Mount Rushmore.
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