Before last season I attempted to do a list of the top five players at every position, but their performance in '09 didn't exactly correlate with my rankings. But being the masochist all journalists are, I figured I'd give it another shot.
The rankings will simply consist of 2009 performance, expected performance in 2010, and my own personal feelings about the individual player's talent. Also, players will be judged as an individual, and not based on the caliber of team on which they play.
For instance, there very well could be players from teams like the Lions, Chiefs, Rams, and Raiders whereas a team like the Patriots, Jets, Colts, or Saints might not be included. Football is a team sport, but this is all about the player and where they rank in comparison to the others playing their position around the league.
Now that's out of the way, let's get on with the rankings.