The Arizona Cardinals had two players revealed as being among the NFL Top 100 Players for 2020 on Sunday evening. Both were making their debut on the list.
Pro Bowl safety Budda Baker was the first. He came in at No. 97.
He led all safeties in the league in tackles and led the NFL with 104 solo tackles.
What was said about Baker?
San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk had good things to say.
“He’s just all over the place,” he said. “Budda is just extremely instinctual, very quick twitch. He’s not scared to be physical. He gets down there and he’ll stick his nose in places most safeties wouldn’t. I think is’ one of the better tackling safeties in the game.”
The video featured his ability to knock the ball out, either breaking up passes or forcing fumbles.
Baker made his second Pro Bowl last season but first as a safety. He is a key piece to the Cardinals defense and is entering the final year of his contract. His appearance in the top 100 is more validation about the type of player he is becoming, as it is purely based on player votes.
Baker is a young star in the league.