Few Ravens On List Of Top 100 Players Of 2013

USA TODAY Sports

For a team coming off of a Super Bowl winning season, there sure are not many members on the list of players to watch in 2013.

The Baltimore Ravens may have won Super Bowl XLVII as a team, but individually, they do not appear to be impressing a lot of people. Of the first 50 player's names to be released on NFL.com's Top 100 Players of 2013, there have only been five members from the Super Bowl Champs and two of them are no longer with the team.

Wide receiver Anquan Boldin (#93) is now on the San Francisco 49ers and strong safety Bernard Pollard (#87) is a member of the Tennessee Titans. Tight end Dennis Pitta (#100) just made the cut and wide receiver/kick returner Jacoby Jones (#88) was right behind Pollard.

Outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (#56) was the latest Ravens player to make the list, which is almost a surprise, as he missed the first five games of the season due to a torn Achilles Tendon and subsequent surgery. While he had a respectable season, it was nothing like his 2011 one when he won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year, earning him the #11 spot on the Top 100 Players of 2012, 47 slots ahead of this year's ranking.

He should get a boost for 2014, as now opposing offenses will not just have to worry about him rushing the passer, with the recent addition of Elvis Dumervil on the other side. Suggs finished the 2012 regular season with two sacks (both vs. Houston Texans in his first game back) and 22 total tackles in eight games, way below his 2011 award-winning season of 14 sacks and 70 total tackles, two interceptions and seven forced fumbles.

There are still 50 more names to be released, which should include a fair amount of Ravens players. Names such as QB Joe Flacco, RB Ray Rice, WR Torrey Smith, RG Marshal Yanda, among perhaps a few others should appear before the final name is released.

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