Pro Football Focus is in the midst of its countdown of the top 101 players from 2014. There has been a solid representation of Ravens, starting with Brandon Williams (101), Will Hill (73), Kelechi Osemele (68), Elvis Dumervil (63), former Raven Pernell McPhee (53), and Terrell Suggs (48). But since then, as they are at the edge of the top 10, nothing!
I expect stud Right Guard Marshal Yanda to be in the top 10 (Update: He was listed at #5), so he is not a snub (yet). He was the top guard in the league and I believe he was graded as the top offensive lineman in the league.
Current Detroit Lion Haloti Ngata did not make the list, despite turning in a Pro Bowl caliber season before his 4 game suspension. Justin Forsett had a top 5 season for a running back, Pro Bowl caliber, but didn't make it unless he is hidden in the top 5, which is unlikely. Other running backs like Lamar Miller, Eddie Lacy, C.J. Anderson, DeMarco Murray and Le'Veon Bell did make the top 101, and I don't believe all those backs were better than him. Rick Wagner is also a very big snub in my opinion, as there are many tackles on the list but yet he didn't make it.
Then of course there is Quarterback Joe Flacco. The Quarterbacks to make it so far are Andrew Luck (84), Tony Romo (72), Matt Ryan (57), Drew Brees(37), Ben Roethlisberger (36), Tom Brady (27). Quarterbacks hold no special edge over other positions in PFF's rankings, so it is understandable if there are less QB's. But were Tony Romo and Matt Ryan really better than Joe in 2014?
Lastly is the biggest snub in my opinion: Rookie Linebacker C.J. Mosley. Luke Keuchly just slotted in at #9, so we know there is no chance he made the list. Fellow rookie Aaron Donald, who edged him out (undeservedly) for Defensive Rookie of the Year, slotted in at #18. So where is C.J.?
Yes, I know most of us don't care for the recognition, accolades, and who cares about these lists. But it is just sad that a team that has proven itself time and again as a top 5 squad since Joe Flacco came into the league in 2008 is treated like this.