NFL safety rankings: Jamal Adams, Minkah Fitzpatrick lead 2020 NFL Top 100 safeties list

Jeremy Cluff
Arizona Republic
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Six safeties made the NFL Top 100 list produced by the NFL Network for the 2020 season.

The players for the list were chosen based on voting from players in the league

Jamal Adams of the Seattle Seahawks came in at No. 27 overall on the list, the first safety in the ranking.

Minkah Fitzpatrick of the Pittsburgh Steelers was second at No. 35 overall.

The Kansas City Chiefs' Tyrann Mathieu was No. 3 at the position, coming in at No. 39 overall.

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Harrison Smith of the Minnesota Vikings (No. 64 overall) and Earl Thomas of the Baltimore Ravens (No. 75 overall) rounded out the Top 5 at the position, according to voting done by NFL players.

The only other safety to make the list was the Arizona Cardinals' Budda Baker, who made his debut in the NFL Top 100 at No. 97.

NFL players ranked Jamal Adams, now with the Seattle Seahawks, the highest among safeties in the NFL Top 100 list for 2020.

Mathieu and Thomas are the only two safeties on the list who are also among the Top 10 highest paid safeties in the league.

Several of the league's highest paid at the position, including the Chicago Bears' Eddie Jackson and the Tennessee Titans' Kevin Byard, did not make the ranking.

NFL safeties ranked in NFL Top 100 for 2020:

  1. Jamal Adams, S, Seattle Seahawks (No. 27 overall)
  2. Minkah Fitzpatrick, S, Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 35)
  3. Tyrann Mathieu, S, Kansas City Chiefs (No. 39)
  4. Harrison Smith, S, Minnesota Vikings (No. 64)
  5. Earl Thomas, S, Baltimore Ravens (No. 75)
  6. Budda Baker, S, Arizona Cardinals (No. 97)


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