Ranking every player who took a snap for the Eagles in 2019: Part 5

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We’re down to the top 20 – at least we would be if I counted properly. It’s now kind of the top-16, but alas, we’re here and this is where some controversial opinions will begin to arise.

Editors note, may have made a slight miscalculation when ranking these players so we have to jump to 17 in order to have a lovely top-10 finale.

16 Derek Barnett

He may be entering year four of his rookie deal with a plethora of questions over his head, but Barnett had 6.5 sacks last year and when healthy, was able to showcase a new spin move and another step in his development. He’s been a little underwhelming, but his presence was felt more in 2019 than it was in any year prior.

15 Rodney McLeod

Bringing back McLeod was a no-brainer in my mind. With 76 tackles to his name one year removed from a season-ending injury, McLeod played a bigger role than ever before, coming down inside the box as well as playing centerfield. He was easily among the team’s most underrated players all season long.

14 Isaac Seumalo

The emergence of Seumalo as a reliable starting left guard was truly one of the season’s biggest silver linings. Allowing 6 sacks in 1,192 pass-blocking snaps, the versatile guard has had a bumpy ride so far but solidified his role as a starter with a really strong 2019 season.

13 Greg Ward Jr

Was there a bigger hero than the former Houston QB in 2019? Ward Jr exploded after three years riding the practice squad and a brief stint in the AAF, amassing 254 yards and his first NFL touchdown in a stretch of games where the Eagles were desperate for any kind of receiving production.

12 Dallas Goedert

Goedert was decimating as a run-blocker all season and after a few lumps and bumps as a receiver, come into his own when Ertz went down. The Eagles would not have enjoyed a frivolous run-game without their second-year TE.

11 Jake Elliott

A career-year for Jake Elliott was absolutely pivotal for an offense that couldn’t find the end zone at the best of times. Elliott accounted for 101 of the Eagles’ points in 2019 and that can’t go unnoticed.

10 Cameron Johnston

If I could rank Johnston #1 without there being a monumental backlash, I will. Whenever the offense went three and out, it was the Aussie punter lifting the burden and sending the pigskin flying inside the opposing 20. In fact, his net punting average of 42.3 ranks as the 38th best punting season of all time. Put some respek on Johnston’s name.

Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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