Top Ten NFL Players at Each Position 2010

Andrew GallagherContributor IMay 30, 2010

Every year there are players that seem to be in a different league than most, the super stars if you will.  I know that I made some enemies with my last list so this time I may just go with the names.  Like last time the list will not include offensive lineman, fullbacks and special teams.  Here they are:


Peyton Manning (IND)

Drew Brees (NO)

Aaron Rodgers (GB)

Matt Schaub (HOU)

Tom Brady (NE)

Brett Favre (MIN)

Philip Rivers (SD)

Tony Romo (DAL)

Eli Manning (NYG)

Ben Roethlisberger (PIT)



Chris Johnson (TEN)

Adrian Peterson (MIN)

Maurice Jones-Drew (JAC)

Ray Rice (BAL)

Frank Gore (SF)

Steven Jackson (STL)

DeAngelo Williams (CAR)

Cedric Benson (CIN)

Michael Turner (ATL)

Rashard Mendenhall (PIT)



WR/TE (15):

Andre Johnson (HOU)

Larry Fitzgerald (ARI)

Brandon Marshall (MIA)

Reggie Wayne (IND)

Randy Moss (NE)

Jason Witten (DAL)

Steve Smith (NYG)

Wes Welker (NE)

Sidney Rice (MIN)

Antonio Gates (SD)

Miles Austin (DAL)

Dallas Clark (IND)

Chad Ochocinco (CIN)

Roddy White (ATL)

Calvin Johnson (DET)


DE/DT (15):

Jared Allen (MIN)

Julius Peppers (CAR)

Dwight Freeney (IND)

Trent Cole (PHI)

Mario Williams (HOU)

Will Smith (NO)

Robert Mathis (IND)

Andre Carter (WAS)

Kevin Williams (MIN)

John Abraham (ATL)

Albert Haynesworth (WAS)

Justin Tuck (NYG)

Osi Umenyiora (NYG)

Darnell Dockett (ARI)

Antwan Odom (CIN)



Patrick Willis (SF)

Brian Cushing (HOU)

Ray Lewis (BAL)

Barrett Ruud (TB)

Jon Beason (CAR)

Lance Briggs (CHI)

Kirk Morrison (OAK)

Elvis Dumervil (DEN)

LaMarr Woodley (PIT)

James Harrison (PIT)



Darrelle Revis (NYJ)

Charles Woodson (GB)

Asante Samuel (PHI)

Nnamdi Asomugha (OAK) 

Leon Hall (CIN)

Sheldon Brown (CLE)

Zack Bowman (CHI)

Johnathan Joseph (CIN)

Terrelle Thomas (NYG)

Champ Bailey (DEN)



Troy Polamalu (PIT)

Brian Dawkins (DEN)

Ed Reed (BAL)

Tyvon Branch (OAK)

Antoine Bethea (IND)

Darren Sharper (NO)

Jairus Byrd (BUF)

Yeremiah Bell (MIA)

Adrian Wilson (ARI)

Chris Hope (TEN)


Well these are my top ten players from each position, excluding the O-line, special teams and fullbacks.  I hope you find them to your liking.

Players not included who are worth mentioning: QB Donovan McNabb (WAS), RB Clinton Portis (WAS), WR Anquan Boldin (BAL), TE Tony Gonzalez (ATL), DE Shaun Ellis (NYJ), DT Kyle Williams (BUF), CB Nick Harper (TEN), and FS Antrel Rolle (NYG).