Eddie Lacy and Jordy Nelson First Packers Voted to 2014 NFL Top 100

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Eddie Lacy and Jordy Nelson become the first Packers to make the 2014 NFL Top 100 list.

Since it's inception in 2011, many have criticized the NFL Top 100 over its voting process. However, the annual list still makes for offseason fodder and some interesting conversations.

The NFL Network aired players 90-81 this week, and two Packers were selected.

Green Bay running back Eddie Lacy came in at 90. As a rookie, Lacy rushed 284 times for 1,178 yards (team rookie record) and 11 touchdowns. So far four total running backs -- Lacy, Matt Forte, DeMarco Murray, and Reggie Bush -- have been revealed. While some will gripe that Lacy should have ranked higher than Murray and Bush, Forte remains criminally underrated by the league at large.

The second Packers player included was leading receiver Jordy Nelson. Nelson's 2013 campaign, which included 85 catches for 1,314 yards and eight touchdowns, earned him the 83rd overall ranking. Nelson is the first wide receiver to make this year's list, although pass-catching tight ends Jason Witten and Charles Clay were also included.

Certainly more Packers will be revealed in the coming weeks. Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews have made the list every year, and there's no reason not to expect them to extend that streak in 2014.

Jason Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Hook'em Headlines. His work has previously appeared on Beats Per Minute, Lombardi Ave, and College Hoops Net.
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