Being a top five player at a position in the NFL is not an easy task for any player to achieve regardless of talent. Football is a hard, unforgiving, violent sport that has little sympathy for the weak or hurt.
Being a top five player at a position requires more than talent; it also requires durability, leadership, being a good teammate, and performing in clutch situations.
The following is a list of the top five offensive players at all positions except fullback. This is not about potential for seasons afterward but only the 2010/2011 NFL season. Injured players or those who seem destined for a protracted holdout are not included.