NFL Top 100 in 2011: 70-61May 23, 2011
The latest installment of The NFL Top 100 in 2011 was released yesterday on NFL Network. Tune in next Sunday at 8pm EST on NFL Network for players #60 – 51.
70. Miles Austin by Jason Garrett
Small school college star to NFL superstar. Austin is the reason why T.O. is no longer in Dallas to tell ‘ya the truth.
69. John Abraham presented by Josh Freeman
Abraham is 2nd in total sacks among all active NFL players.
68. Antrel Rolle presented by Calais Campbell
seamlessly switched from corner to safety. I like to call him Young Ed Reed.
67. Brian Waters presented by Takeo Spikes
The kid was undrafted, but has made 5 straight Pro Bowls. And if you watched this week’s episode, you’d see that he beasted Ray Lewis four times in one game.
66. Richard Seymour presented by Romeo Crennel
6 pro bowls and 3 super bowls, that’s a damn good career to me. He dominates in the 3-4 and the 4-3 defense.
65. Vonta Leach presented by Kirk Morrison
Arian Foster made the top 100 list because of Leach, and Leach is also the only FB to make the list.
64. Tamba Hali presented by Osi Umenyiora
Led the AFC with 14.5 sacks in 2010.
63. Cameron Wake presented by Tony Sporano
From 2-time CFL defensive Player of the Year to AFC Pro Bowl starter.
62. Jerod Mayo presented by Bill Belichick
He’s the new young leader of the Patriots defense.
61. Brandon Marshall presented by Jon Gruden
Here’s a quote from Jon Gruden on Brandon Marshall,
“He hits the RACs man”. We couldn’t put it any better.
Butch Davis coached or recruited 8 of the top 100 players.
21 players on the list played for two franchises,
Jasbon Babin, Bradon Lloyd, Terrell Owens and Wes Welker
There are no punters or kickers in the Top 100.
26 of the players on the list are from Florida or California
Darnell Dockett, Osi Umenyiora, and Kyle Vanden Bosch did not make the list. I’m comtemplating if I’m going to finish watching after finding out this fact.