Raw Skill: The 10 Most Talented Players in the NFL
With less than two weeks to the draft, I decided that we should celebrate the skills of some current NFL players, instead of spending all our time nitpicking at college players.
For your viewing benefit, here are the 10 most skilled NFL players with
pure, raw, unrestrained talent.
I am sure there are some players I left out, so feel free to let me have it.
Ok then, here we go.
Number 10: Nnamdi Asomugha (Cornerback), Oakland Raiders
Asomugha's one of the best corners in the league.
This guy has got mad skills. In 2009, he had 34 tackles (in which 8 were tackles for loss), and 1 interception.
Not really high stats, I know, but those 8 tackles for loss was second in the league for all corners, not too shabby.
Nnamdi has serious talent, and hey, he gets a fat paycheck from Al Davis too.
Number 9: Ray Rice (Running Back), Baltimore Ravens
I love this little guy, he is brimming with talent.
However, I don't think defenses love him, this guy is a terror to defend against—his stats in 2009 (1339 yards and 7 TD's) speak for themselves.
Rice is perhaps the most elusive RB in the league, behind a certain man named Johnson who may or may not come up later on this list.
Number 8: Nick Mangold (Center)- New York Jets
The Jets made a great decision when they drafted Mangold.
In my opinion, he is the best center in the league, period.
He is an outsanding run-blocker, and talent just oozes out of him.
And no duh, he went to the Pro-Bowl and played in the AFC Championship. Quality player.
Number 7: Antonio Gates (Tight End): San Diego Chargers
DANGER: HIGH BOLTAGE
(Sorry, I couldn't resist)
Yes, that is a one-handed grab he is making in the photo.
With 1157 yards and 8 TD's in 2009, along with an outstanding average of 14.6 yards a catch, this guy is no doubt a case of pure talent.
Great athleticism and catching skills makes Gates a sure feature on this list.
Number 6: Darrelle Revis (Cornerback), New York Jets
If Revis wasn't on this list, Jets fans would dislike me even more (they already hate me since I'm a Giants fan).
Regardless of the peer pressure, we are talking about the best corner in the game here—he had to be on this list.
Revis' coverage skills are astonishing, and he can school even the most rugged receivers.
He had 54 tackles and 6 interceptions in 2009.
Number 5: Aaron Rodgers: (Quarterback), Green Bay Packers
Why is Rodgers the only quarterback on this list?
Well, its because he's the most talented at the moment, that's why.
With 4434 yards and 30 TD's in 2009 (and only 7 interceptions by the way), he has proven that he is a insanely skilled QB.
With a better O-line to give him more time, defenses better watch out.
Number 4: Andre Johnson (Wide Reciever), Houston Texans
Andre Johnson is a fantastic receiver, with hands of glue.
He catches whatever Schaub throws at him, and very often leaves people in his dust (just look at that poor Bills defender in the photo).
With 1569 yards and 9 TD's in 2009, he has established himself as one of the best recievers in the league.
There is no shortage of talent with Andre Johnson.
Number 3: Jared Allen (Defensive End), Minnesota Vikings
Allen is definitely one of the greats in today's game.
He is a human beast that has talent written all over him. Well, rhetorically anyway.
Lets look at this man's stats for 2009—14.5 sacks, 51 tackles, 5 forced fumbles, and 1 interception.
Who wants to argue that Allen's talentless? Not me.
Number 2: Chris Johnson (Running Back), Tennessee Titans
Well, the Titans managed to catch lightning in a bottle here.
This guys so talented that he is just a blur when he runs. Seriously.
And of course, the 2000+ yard season in 2009 was pretty awesome to watch as well.
Johnson is a machine.
Number 1: Reggie Bush (Runningback), New Orleans Saints
Why Reggie Bush for the top spot?
Well, when I think of pure, physical, ridiculous talent, I think of this guy.
He can catch passes as well as run, and is an extremely dangerous punt returner.
His speed and physical skills make him a nightmare to play against. He is the epitome of raw talent in the NFL.
Ahem, since some people have politely expressed their views about not adding some players to this list, here are some honorable mentions-
- Demarcus Ware (Outside Linebacker) : Dallas Cowboys
- Brandon Marshall (Wide Reciever) : Denver Broncos
- Leon Hall (Cornerback) : Cincinatti Bengals
- LaMarr Woodley (Linebacker) : Pittsburgh Steelers
- Adrian Peterson (Runningback) : Minnesota Vikings
- Antonio Cromartie (Cornerback) : New York Jets
- Percy Harvin (WR/RB) : Minnesota Vikings
- Troy Polamalu (Safety) : Pittsburgh Steelers
-DeSean Jackson (Wide Reciever): Philadelphia Eagles
-D'Brickashaw Ferguson (OT) - New York Jets
So, thats it!
You might ask, why is there a photo of Coach Coughlin getting ice down his back?
Well, honestly, I couldn't think of any other photo to put, so here is a talented Hedgecock dumpin' the ice on his Coach.
So anyways, there are the most talented players in the NFL.
No doubt ya'll have something to day, so whatdya think?