Picking out the top 50 players in the NFL is among the hardest things to do. Even picking out the top five is nearly impossible, but sorting and ranking 50 players takes time and a lot of self-arguing. But that's what we did.
Which players offer the most impact and the most production and are the overall hardest to scheme against? If the playing fields were level, which players dominate at their position most? Those are the criteria we used in determining who the top 50 players are heading into the 2012 regular season.