Who was the best player in the NFL during the 2013 season?
That's the question the Bleacher Report NFL 1,000 team—Dan Bazal, Dan Hope, B.J. Kissel, Cian Fahey and myself—were tasked with answering this spring. We hope you found the write-ups informative and thought-provoking, even if they were at times at odds against what Pro Bowl voters or the media tells us.
The goal of the NFL 1,000 has always been to give an honest look at how players performed and then grade and rank them justly. We didn't factor in potential—something hard for those of us with an NFL draft background to ignore—or past success. Even basic things like tackle stats were questioned. Did the film back up the stats? If not, we went with the film.
The result was a scouting report, grade and ranking of the 1,000 best players in the NFL from this past season. Here we've compiled the top 100—with the same subjective tie-breaker in place—for a very snackable read.
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