The NFL Network Top 100 Players of 2017 revelaed players number 50-41 on this list, and at long last, a Raven cracked the rankings.
Ravens guard Marshal Yanda was ranked as the 43rd best player in the NFL as voted by the players. He fell six spots from his ranking of 37 last year.
Here’s a link to the video clip for Yanda:
#43: Marshal Yanda (G, Ravens) | Top 100 Players of 2017 | NFL https://t.co/mrc61rwgVj— Matt Cohen (@mdc_99) May 30, 2017
As mentioned in the video, Yanda has been the highest ranked guard on the list for the past four seasons. This year, despite moving down from 37 to 43 on the list, it looks like that streak will contiue as Yanda came in 15 spots better than his main competition for the NFL’s top guard: Zack Martin. Pro Football Focus graded Yanda as the NFL’s best guard last season.
It’s clear from the video that Yanda’s peers have the utmost respect for him, especially the players from the AFC North.
Yanda not only is the highest ranked Raven on the list, but he is the only Raven on the list so far. My guess would be that Yanda will end up being the only Raven on the list. Yanda has been the best player on the Ravens for a number of years now, and despite falling slightly in the rankings this year, he still got the recognition that he deserves in the NFL Network Top 100 Players of 2017