NFL Network's "Top 100 Players of 2011" Thread #4



Due to the Comments closing on the last thread, I have copy/pasted the list and posted it here. It is complete. 



For those of you who are priveleged enough to have NFL Network, I'm sure you are aware of the series they have running called the "Top 100." They previously ranked the top 100 players of all time, and now they are ranking the top 100 active players for the 2010-2011 season. This list is actually voted on by current NFL players, not analysts and writers like many other ranking shows. I thought I'd create this FanPost as an open thread for debate and discussion about the list. Read the list, and offer your opinions. Who is on here that shouldn't be? Who is too low?



Miscellaneous List Facts:

  • 10 Miami Hurricanes on the list, the most of any school
  • 7 Packers on the list, the most of any team
  • 59 offensive players and 41 defensive players on the list
  • 12 QBs on the list
  • 2 teams with 0 players on the list
  • 5 TEs and 5 OTs on the list

And now the list...

* Bold = Packers

* Italics = Rookies


Episode 1: 91-100

100) Donovan McNabb, QB, WAS

99) Chad Clifton, LT, GB

98) Darren McFadden, RB, OAK

97) Shaun Phillips, OLB, SD

96) Nick Collins, FS, GB

95) Jon Beason, MLB, CAR

94) Frank Gore, RB, SF

93) Eric Berry, SS, KC

92) Lance Briggs, OLB, CHI

91) Terrell Owens, WR, CIN


Episode 2: 81-90

90) Joe Flacco, QB, BAL

89) Adrian Wilson, SS, ARI

88) Vernon Davis, TE, SF

87) Jordan Gross, LT, CAR

86) Josh Freeman, QB, TB

85) Jason Babin, DE, TEN

84) Joshua Cribbs, Weapon, CLE

83) Mike Williams, WR, TB

82) LaMarr Woodley, OLB, PIT

81) B.J. Raji, NT, GB


Episode 3: 71-80

80) Jared Allen, DE, MIN

79) D'Brickashaw Ferguson, LT, NYJ

78) Dallas Clark, TE, IND

77) Chris Snee, G, NYG

76) Santonio Holmes, WR, NYJ

75) Jay Ratliff, NT, DAL

74) Greg Jennings, WR, GB

73) Trent Cole, DE, PHI

72) Tony Romo, QB, DAL

71) Mario Williams, DE, HOU


Episode 4: 61-70

70) Miles Austin, WR, DAL

69) John Abraham, DE, ATL

68) Antrel Rolle, FS, NYG

67) Brian Waters, LG, KC

66) Richard Seymour, DE, OAK

65) Vonta Leach, FB, HOU

64) Tamba Hali, OLB, KC

63) Cameron Wake, OLB, MIA

62) Jerod Mayo, ILB, NE

61) Brandon Marshall, WR, DEN


Episode 5: 51-60

60) Justin Tuck, DE, NYG

59) Jeff Saturday, OC, IND

58) Brandon Lloyd, WR, DEN

57) Andre Gurode, OC, DAL

56) Ray Rice, RB, BAL

55) Carl Nicks, OG, NO

54) Asante Samuel, CB, PHI

53) Marques Colston, WR, NO

52) Matt Ryan, QB, ATL

51) Ndamukong Suh,  DT, DET


Episode 6: 41-50

50) Wes Welker, WR, NE

49) Brian Urlacher, LB, CHI

48) Champ Bailey, CB, DEN

47) Nick Mangold, OC, NYJ

46) Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL

45) Dwayne Bowe, WR, KC

44) Robert Mathis, DE, IND

43) Joe Thomas, LT, CLE

42) Michael Turner, RB, ATL

41) Ben Roethlisberger, QB, PIT


Episode 7: 31-40

40) Terrell Suggs, OLB, BAL

39) Logan Mankins, OG, NE

38) Steven Jackson, RB, STL

37) Jonathan Vilma, MLB, NO

36) Jason Witten, TE, DAL

35) Vince Wilfork, NT, NE

34) Jahri Evans, RG, NO

33) Jamaal Charles, RB, KC

32) Devin Hester, KR, CHI

31) Reggie Wayne, WR, IND


Episode 8: 21-30

30) Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, JAX

29) Desean Jackson, WR, PHI

28) Jake Long, LT, MIA

27) Calvin Johnson, WR, DET

26) Phillip Rivers, QB, SD

25) Arian Foster, RB, HOU

24) Roddy White, WR, ATL

23) Patrick Willis, ILB, SF

22) Antonio Gates, TE, SD

21) James Harrison, OLB, PIT


Episode 9: 11-20

20) Micheal Vick, QB, PHI

19) Clay Matthews III, OLB, GB

18) Nnamdi Asomugha, CB, OAK

17) Haloti Ngata, NT, BAL

16) Charles Woodson, CB, GB

15) Dwight Freeney, DE, IND

14) Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI

13) Chris Johnson, RB, TEN

12) DeMarcus Ware, OLB, DAL

11) Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB

Episode 10: 1-10

10) Julius Peppers, DE, CHI

9) Drew Brees, QB, NO

8) Darrelle Revis, CB, NYJ

7) Andre Johnson, WR, HOU

6) Troy Polamalu, SS, PIT

5) Ed Reed, FS, BAL

4) Ray Lewis, ILB, BAL

3) Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN

2) Peyton Manning, QB, IND

1) Tom Brady, QB, NE


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