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Humphries, Hopkins, Murray Make PFF's Top 101 Players List

Left tackle judged as the top Cardinals player in 2020

LT D.J. Humphries (left) and WR DeAndre Hopkins were chosen among the top 101 players in the NFL this season by Pro Football Focus.
LT D.J. Humphries (left) and WR DeAndre Hopkins were chosen among the top 101 players in the NFL this season by Pro Football Focus.

Pro Football Focus unveiled its list of the 101 best players in the NFL in 2020, and three Cardinals made the list.

Left tackle D.J. Humphries led the way, finishing No. 31 overall. Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was next, coming in at No. 36. Quarterback Kyler Murray rounded out the group at No. 71.

Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald was named the best player in the NFL this season by PFF, which judged with an "all positions are equal" mantra.

Here is what the site had to say about each Cardinals player on its list:

Humphries: "This season marked a true breakout season for former first-round pick D.J. Humphries. After an underwhelming first month of play, Humphries was a rock over the final three-quarters of the season, surrendering just 12 total pressures in his final 12 games. Humphries allowed only one sack over that time and recorded an overall PFF grade above 90.0 while protecting for a quarterback who tends to hold the ball and make life difficult for his offensive linemen. Humphries was one of the best tackles in the game this season, particularly after the first month."

Hopkins: "In his first season in the desert, DeAndre Hopkins picked up where he left off in Houston, trailing only Stefon Diggs in targets over the season, with 154. Hopkins caught 115 of those passes (74.7%) for over 1,400 yards. With a new role in Arizona, he showed a little more after the catch, breaking 21 tackles with the ball in his hands — almost double the number he produced in either of the previous two seasons. Hopkins is one of the game's most dynamic receivers, regardless of who his quarterback is."

Murray: "Kyler Murray is one of the league's most electrifying players. While his passing didn't take the huge leap this season many expected, he still improved his PFF passing grade over last year by more than 16 grading points. Despite being hampered by injury, he also added 11 rushing touchdowns, 52 first downs on the ground and over 400 scramble yards."