Another year and another installment of the NFL Network’s “Top 100 Players” is complete. Last night, Tom Brady clocked in at Number 1 overall for the second year in a row, a pretty deserved honor for the most decorated quarterback.
Some other players made significant jumps up the pile while others unexpectedly fell all the way off the list entirely. It’s always interesting to see how this all shakes out as the list is usually pretty controversial, and almost always draws criticisms from players and fans alike for it’s unconventional rankings of the best players in the NFL.
One of the teams/fanbases that has a pretty decent claim to complaining about their presence is the Baltimore Ravens, who only had one player place on the list. That player is middle linebacker C.J. Mosley, who has led this defense since stepping into the starting lineup back in 2014 when he was a first round pick.
While it’s great for C.J. that he was able to make the list at #98 (which in itself seems pretty low), there are several players currently on the Ravens roster who could’ve easily cracked 100 in the entire league. This handful could certainly include Terrell Suggs, Jimmy Smith, Eric Weddle, Marshal Yanda, or even Justin Tucker considering Adam Vinatieri has placed in the 90’s before.
Regardless, getting especially worked up about this list and its placing isn’t really the point. Rather, the show is intended to highlight some of the better players around the league (known or unknown) and to acknowledge them with a nicely put together highlight video from NFL Films.
While it would’ve been nice to see more Ravens players make the list, try to just enjoy C.J.’s sizzle reel in the meantime: