Matchup nightmares are the reason that NFL coaching is a round-the-clock job. The toughest mismatches, like Rob Gronkowski, have lifted already potent offenses to another level.
The NFL playoffs will showcase many of the players on this list. Every team is flawed, so exploiting advantages and not turning the ball over are the predominant pillars of every game plan.
There are compelling arguments to be made for players like Jordy Nelson and Patrick Peterson, but they are still a year away from entering this elite group.
These players' influences on the game are noticeable to even the most untrained eye.