Pro Football Focus: The top 50 NFL players for 2018

Alex Mack isn’t just one of the best centers in the NFL, he’s one of the league’s best football players, period. In his nine NFL seasons, Mack has started every game for which he’s been healthy and he’s been named to five Pro Bowls, including two while with the Falcons, and three All-Pro teams.
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Entering his third season in Atlanta, Mack is undoubtedly an important piece to this Falcons offense but his play isn’t just getting noticed from those who watch him on a weekly basis. In Alexander Nylander Youth Jersey their series of the top 50 NFL players heading into the 2018, Pro Football Focus rated Mack as the 45th-best player in the league.

Since signing with the Atlanta Falcons, Mack has played the best football of his career with overall PFF grades of 88.7 and 88.9 topping anything we saw him do in Cleveland, PFF’s Sam Monson writes. Mack has been instrumental in the Falcons’ resurgence as a rushing force on the ground and his ability to execute all of the blocks consistently and reliably in their zone-blocking scheme is vital to their offense. Last season, he surrendered just two sacks and 16 total pressures in the middle of that line.

What remains to be seen is whether the Buccaneers take any action, other than releasing a boilerplate statement. There have been calls in Tampa for the Bucs to cut Winston, although it appears extremely unlikely that will happen.

What may happen is that the Buccaneers will not sign Winston to a second contract, as they had been expected to do before news broke that a suspension was looming. The Buccaneers drafted Winston first overall despite a very checkered history, Jonny Brodzinski Jersey including a previous allegation that he raped a student at Florida State. The Bucs may finally be coming around to the idea that Winston is not a person they want as the face of their franchise.