Has the NFL's players Top 100 list made you do a double take? If you are a fan of the sport, the chances you said yes are high.
Thus, thegridironpalace.com presents you with a list of their own to combat the ill-offerings of the NFL Network version. The Top 100 is brought to you by long time member and NFL enthusiast RazorStar. Presentations of each player were given by fellow members volunteering to do write-ups for each player on the list.
Without further ado, here is an introduction from the Czar of Canada...The Sultan of the Swing Play...The Master of the List, RazorStar:
As you all know, the players (roughly 400 of them) made their own list of top 100 players. I believe they were asked to submit their top 20 players and have that reflect the list.
Naturally, that leads to a few problems—the criteria for rating players changes for each guy polled. Do you put up their body of work or just their last season? Anyway you put it, I don’t like the list and I thought I could make a much better one.
So I’ll do my best to explain the criteria of this list.
First of all, I kept in mind what a player has done over a three year window or so, if they have a truly impressive season they can subvert a one year wonder policy, but it doesn't happen too often. Consistency is rewarded and is much more valuable than peaks and valleys in play.
Lastly, a player with a great body of work who starts to show decline will be ranked lower than his peak. It’s only fair and it gives a better idea of which player will be better right now—and for the near future.
There are nine QB’s*, four HB’s, six WR’s, five TE’s, eight OT’s, six OG’s, five C’s, nine DE’s, 10 DT’s, 13 OLB’s, 10 ILB’s, seven CB’s and eight S’s who made my list.
I’m a lot harder on skill positions because it’s well established that HB’s and WR’s are mostly products of the team around them, and they need to be truly impressive to make this list.