NFL Top 100

NFL Top 100 players of 2015:

With the NFL Network already having presented numbers 100 to 81 and Terrell Suggs making an early appearance at the 84th spot, I decided to make my own list to stop the madness. If T-Sizzle is ranked this low I already fear what is lying ahead of us. The rankings come from their fellow players, which is somewhat understandable, but if you consider how much work they need to do during the season, I’m not sure how they can really evaluate all the players in the league. Sure, they know the game and have to study their opponents prior to the respective matchups, but I don’t know how much time they have to just watch different games and tell who the top 100 are.

To explain what this list is about – A number of players around the league get to list their top players in the NFL heading into this upcoming season and the result is the list, who is revealed in ten or eleven blocks of ten (depending on if they split the top ten this year again). So this is not about last year and it’s kind of about projecting as well, but since the voting process happened before some players were suspended for a couple of games, I didn’t take that fact into consideration either.

Full the already revealed players and the other 80 still coming up check in right here.

Here’s my list:


        Rodgers

  1. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers: Rodgers clearly is the best signal caller in the game today and as we all know the NFL is a quarterback-league, so this choice wasn’t that hard for me.
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  2. J.J. Watt, DE, Texans: The only one who would have earned the top spot on the list other than A-Rod is Watt, whose dominance at his position is crazy. There’s nobody who’s anywhere as disruptive as him.Luck
  3. Andrew Luck, QB, Colts: The only one I see being able to grab the title for best quarterback from Rodgers is Luck, because his team always has a chance no matter what the scoreboard says as long as he takes the snaps (maybe with the exception of the AFC Championship game).Bell
  4. Le’Veon Bell, RB, Steelers: Bell is an offensive weapon, who can do it all. He has the ability to lead the league in yards from scrimmage every single season from now as he can take the load for his team.Johnson
  5. Calvin Johnson, WR, Lions: Megatron missed three games and was hurt large parts of the season, but still managed to crack the 1000 yard receiving mark. He is never completely covered and defensive backs fear him.Brady
  6. Tom Brady, QB, Patriots: The man who just won his fourth Super Bowl checks in at number six. At the start of last season some people doubted if he still was the guy, but over the rest of season he pretty much proved everybody that he still is.Lynch
  7. Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seahawks: It doesn’t matter one bit if he talks or not – he is carrying this team and if he would have gotten the ball when they were at the one yard line, he probably would have ranked in the top three on most people’s lists. He’s just ’bout that action!Jones
  8. Julio Jones, WR, Falcons: Talk about putting fear into defensive backs’ hearts. Jones has the size and highpoint-the-catch ability of Megatron, but also the speed to take the top off of any defense.Revis
  9. Darrelle Revis, CB, Jets: Right behind him is one of the few guys who’s not afraid to match up either with Johnson or Jones. Revis the prototype man-to-man corner, who can shut down pretty much anybody trying to catch the ball.Kuechly
  10. Luke Kuechly, MLB, Panthers: As a defensive coordinator what you want in the middle of your defense if Kuechly. He makes sure everbody knows what they have to do, is a tackling machine and makes big plays.

    Miller

  11. Von Miller, OLB, Broncos
  12. Antonio Brown, WR, Steelers
  13. Justin Houston, OLB, Chiefs
  14. Marcell Dareus, DT, Bills
  15. Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots
  16. Richard Sherman, CB, Seahawks
  17. Dez Bryant, WR, Cowboys
  18. Earl Thomas, FS, Seahawks
  19. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers
  20. Ndamukong Suh, DT, Dolphins


    Drew Brees

  21. Drew Brees, QB, Saints
  22. Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings
  23. Peyton Manning, QB, Broncos
  24. Arian Foster, RB, Texans
  25. Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks
  26. LeSean McCoy, RB, Bills
  27. Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs
  28. Jordy Nelson, WR, Packers
  29. DeAndre Levy, LB, Lions
  30. Jimmy Graham, TE, Seahawks


    Suggs

  31. Terrell Suggs, OLB, Ravens
  32. Eddie Lacy, RB, Packers
  33. Vontae Davis, CB, Colts
  34. Mario Williams, DE, Bills
  35. DeMarco Murray, RB, Eagles
  36. Robert Quinn, DE, Rams
  37. Demaryius Thomas, WR, Broncos
  38. Joe Haden, CB, Browns
  39. A.J. Green, WR, Bengals
  40. Patrick Peterson, CB, Cardinals


    Grimes

  41. Brent Grimes, CB, Dolphins
  42. Fletcher Cox, DE, Eagles
  43. Bobby Wagner, MLB, Seahawks
  44. Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys
  45. Kyle Williams, DT, Bills
  46. Lavonte David, OLB, Buccaneers
  47. Cameron Wake, DE, Dolphins
  48. Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers
  49. Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens
  50. Eric Weddle, FS, Chargers


    OBJ

  51. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Giants
  52. Clay Matthews, OLB, Packers
  53. Sheldon Richardson, DE, Jets
  54. Kam Chancellor, SS, Seahawks
  55. Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons
  56. Gerald McCoy, DT, Buccaneers
  57. Brandon Marshall, WR, Jets
  58. DeMarcus Ware, DE, Broncos
  59. Antoine Bethea, SS, 49ers
  60. Aldon Smith, OLB, 49ers


    Forte

  61. Matt Forte, RB, Bears
  62. Tyron Smith, OT, Cowboys
  63. Joe Thomas, OT, Browns
  64. Muhammad Wilkerson, DE, Jets
  65. C.J. Mosley, ILB, Ravens
  66. Jerry Hughes, DE, Bills
  67. Calais Campbell, DE, Cardinals
  68. Haloti Ngata, DT, Lions
  69. Elvis Dumervil, OLB, Ravens
  70. Marshal Yanda, OG, Ravens


    Poe

  71. Dontari Poe, NT, Chiefs
  72. Connor Barwin, OLB, Eagles
  73. Ryan Kerrigan, OLB, Redskins
  74. Steve Smith Sr., WR, Ravens
  75. Frank Gore, RB, Colts
  76. Tamba Hali, OLB, Chiefs
  77. Antrel Rolle, SS, Bears
  78. Mychal Kendricks, ILB, Eagles
  79. Golden Tate, WR, Lions
  80. Michael Bennett, DE, Seahawks

    Olsen

  81. Greg Olsen, TE, Panthers
  82. Alshon Jeffery, WR, Bears
  83. NaVorro Bowman, ILB, 49ers
  84. Aaron Donald, DT, Rams
  85. Harrison Smith, FS, Vikings
  86. Antonio Cromartie, CB, Jets
  87. Jamie Collins, LB, Patriots
  88. Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Broncos
  89. Thomas Davis, OLB, Panthers
  90. Maurkice Pouncey, C, Steelers


    Marks

  91. Sen’Derrick Marks, DT, Jaguars
  92. Jurrell Casey, DT, Titans
  93. Julius Peppers, OLB, Packers
  94. Khalil Mack, OLB, Raiders
  95. Josh Sitton, OG, Packers
  96. Geno Atkins, DT, Bengals
  97. Aquib Talib, CB, Broncos
  98. Trent Williams, OT, Redskins
  99. Randall Cobb, WR, Packers
  100. T.Y. Hilton, WR, Colts

Just missed out:

Andre Johnson

Andre Johnson, WR, Colts

Martellus Bennett, TE, Bears

Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers

Nick Mangold, C, Jets

Devin McCourty, FS, Patriots

Zack Martin, OG, Cowboys

Sammy Watkins, WR, Bills

Charles Woodson, FS, Raiders

Vincent Jackson, WR, Buccaneers

Mark Ingram, RB, Saints

Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals

Robert Mathis, OLB, Colts

Jeremy Maclin, WR, Chiefs

Jason Witten, TE, Cowboys

Chris Harris, Jr., CB, Broncos

Delanie Walker, TE, Titans

Travis Frederick, C, Cowboys

Glover Quin, Jr., FS, Lions

Justin Forsett, RB, Ravens

Antonio Gates, TE, Chargers

Brian Cushing, ILB, Texans

Cam Newton, QB, Panthers

T.J. Ward, SS, Broncos


I don’t want anybody telling me I’m disrespecting offensive linemen, in fact I think the play up front is the most important of any team’s success, but what I’ve come to understand from personal experiences – they have to do it as a unit. This is the reason I don’t have more O-linemen on my list. And no, there certainly is no kicker in my top 100.

Nobody will be completely happy with it, including me since I wanted to rank some guys who just didn’t have a great 2014 season a little higher, so let me hear it!

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