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Sporting News Top 100 - 6 Ravens on List

The Sporting News' annual list of the top 100 current NFL players came out recently and there are six Ravens on the list: #21 Ray Rice, #28 Ed Reed, #30 Ray Lewis, #31 Haloti Ngata, #60 Terrell Suggs and #92 Anquan Boldin.  The list is chosen by a 99-man panel of football experts - including 25 Hall of Famers.

Sporting News all-star panel picks Top 100 NFL players 
Sporting News has released its annual list of the top 100 current NFL players. Colts QB Peyton Manning topped the list for the second year in a row followed by Saints QB Drew Brees, Titans RB Chris Johnson, Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald and Vikings RB Adrian Peterson to round out the top five. 
The Minnesota Vikings had the most players on 2010's list with seven, followed by the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers with six, and the Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans with five.
The annual list is voted on by a 99-man panel of Hall of Famers, former stars, coaches and general managers. 
(Click on the 'Jump' to see the Top 100)

Sporting News' Top 100 NFL Players:

1 Peyton Manning, QB, Colts
2 Drew Brees, QB, Saints
3 Chris Johnson, RB, Titans
4 Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals
5 Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings
6 Andre Johnson, WR, Texans
7 Darrelle Revis, CB, Jets
8 Tom Brady, QB, Patriots
9 DeMarcus Ware, OLB, Cowboys
10 Jared Allen, DE, Vikings
11 Dwight Freeney, DE, Colts
12 Patrick Willis, ILB, 49ers
13 Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers
14 Julius Peppers, DE, Bears
15 Brett Favre, QB, Vikings
16 Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers
17 Joe Thomas, OT, Browns
18 Charles Woodson, CB, Packers
19 Jason Witten, TE, Cowboys
20 Ryan Clady, OT, Broncos
21 Ray Rice, RB, Ravens
22 Wes Welker, WR, Patriots
23 Steve Hutchinson, G, Vikings
24 Brandon Marshall, WR, Dolphins
25 Elvis Dumervil, OLB, Broncos
26 Nnamdi Asomugha, CB, Raiders
27 Steven Jackson, RB, Rams
28 Ed Reed, FS, Ravens
29 Kevin Williams, DT, Vikings
30 Ray Lewis, ILB, Ravens
31 Haloti Ngata, DT, Ravens
32 Steve Smith, WR, Panthers
33 Randy Moss, WR, Patriots
34 Antonio Gates, TE, Chargers
35 Darren Sharper, FS, Saints
36 Dallas Clark, TE, Colts
37 Jake Long, OT, Dolphins
38 Reggie Wayne, WR, Colts
39 Troy Polamalu, SS, Steelers
40 Mario Williams, DE, Texans
41 James Harrison, OLB, Steelers
42 Jahri Evans, G, Saints
43 Miles Austin, WR, Cowboys
44 DeSean Jackson, WR, Eagles
45 Josh Cribbs, KR/PR, Browns
46 Vince Wilfork, DT, Patriots
47 Darnell Dockett, DT, Cardinals
48 Adrian Wilson, SS, Cardinals
49 Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers
50 Nick Mangold, C, Jets
51 Jay Ratliff, DT, Cowboys
52 Clay Matthews, OLB, Packers
53 Tony Gonzalez, TE, Falcons
54 Justin Tuck, DE, Giants
55 Frank Gore, RB, 49ers
56 DeMeco Ryans, ILB, Texans
57 Asante Samuel, CB, Eagles
58 Albert Haynesworth, DT, Redskins
59 Champ Bailey, CB, Broncos
60 Terrell Suggs, OLB, Ravens
61 Chad Ochocinco, WR, Bengals
62 D’Brickashaw Ferguson, OT, Jets
63 Reggie Bush, RB, Saints
64 DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers
65 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jaguars
66 Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys
67 Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons
68 Hines Ward, WR, Steelers
69 Vernon Davis, TE, 49ers
70 Brian Urlacher, ILB, Bears
71 Sidney Rice, WR, Vikings
72 Vincent Jackson, WR, Chargers
73 Lance Briggs, OLB, Bears
74 Eli Manning, QB, Giants
75 Chris Snee, G, Giants
76 Donovan McNabb, QB, Redskins
77 Robert Mathis, DE, Colts
78 Jon Beason, OLB, Panthers
79 London Fletcher, ILB, Redskins
80 LaMarr Woodley, OLB, Steelers
81 Vince Young, QB, Titans
82 Casey Hampton, DT, Steelers
83 Calvin Johnson, WR, Lions
84 Brian Orakpo, OLB, Redskins
85 Kris Jenkins, DT, Jets
86 Michael Roos, OT, Titans
87 Logan Mankins, G, Patriots
88 Shaun O’Hara, C, Giants
89 Cedric Benson, RB, Bengals
90 Brian Dawkins, SS, Broncos
91 Michael Turner, RB, Falcons
92 Anquan Boldin, WR, Ravens
93 Percy Harvin, WR/KR, Vikings
94 Thomas Jones, RB, Chiefs
95 Kyle Vanden Bosch, DE, Lions
96 Pierre Thomas, RB, Saints
97 Matt Schaub, QB, Texans
98 Roddy White, WR, Falcons
99 Jairus Byrd, S, Bills
100 Brian Cushing, OLB, Texans

Also, one other thing that may be of interest, there is an iPad app for our Sporting News Today product.  The app itself is free (SNT is a subscription product - $2.99 per month) and the download includes season previews for all NFL teams, including the Ravens.  It's available at the Apple app store.