In a recent "players roundtable" on the NFL Network, Jamie Dukes, Deion Sanders, Marshall Faulk and Warren Sapp discussed the most exciting player in the NFL. I was surprised to see two Baltimore Ravens make the list. The Ravens had an excellent showing versus the Cowboys that aired on the NFL Network. Therefore, it may natural for them to pick a few Ravens. However, it is saying something that they picked Ed Reed and Ray Lewis over guys like Larry Fitzgerald and Adrian Peterson. During the roundtable session, Jamie Dukes picked Ray Lewis, Deion Sanders picked Ed Reed, Marshall Faulk picked Peyton Manning and Warren Sapp picked Chris Johnson.
Could the Ravens finally be getting some recognition? Obviously, this is just the opinion of four former players. If a national poll were to be taken, I do not think that either Reed or Lewis would make the top ten. Even so, I had a very distinct sense of pride knowing that our current defense is so exciting to so many people. Our defense is very special. I'm sure that it will be remembered for years to come, but for right now, I'm going to enjoy watching them dismantle opposing offenses.
Anyway, I thought that this would be an excellent time to debate the most exciting player in the NFL. My vote is for Ed Reed. If voting had included the playoffs, he would have been the defensive player of the year. With our revamped secondary, he should be a terror next year as well. Who do you think is the NFL's most exciting player?