The NFL's Most Electrifying Players

Bill Robbins@bill_kc28Correspondent IJuly 19, 2011

The NFL's Most Electrifying Players

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    As the NFL lockout continues, I have decided to preview some of the most electrifying current players in the league.

    What makes a player electrifying?

    His ability to awe fans and NFL audiences with his skills on the field, whether it be through amazing runs, great catches or bone-crushing hits.

    Here is my list of the most electrifying players in the NFL today.

Honorable Mention

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    Ndamukong Suh

    Clay Matthews

    Terrell Suggs

    Larry Fitzgerald

    Reggie Wayne

    Ray Lewis

    Michael Turner

Michael Vick

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    Vick is one of the most electrifying players not only in the NFL, but in all of professional sports.

    Last season, the 31-year-old put together the best season of his lengthy NFL career.

    He had over 3,000 yards through the air, picked up over 600 yards on the ground and amassed 30 total touchdowns for the year.

    He is a thrill to watch every snap that he is in the game, as you never know what he will do next to the opposing defense.

Adrian Peterson

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    "All Day" Adrian Peterson has been a dominating RB since he came into the league in 2007.

    He is one of the most complete backs in the league, as he can beat you with his strength and speed.

    The former Oklahoma star has been named to four Pro Bowls and will be fun to watch once again in 2011.

James Harrison

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    James Harrison might just be the scariest active player to face in the NFL today.

    Last season, he gave two different players concussions in one game, and he is one of the hardest-hitting defensive players that the league has ever seen.

    He also can make huge plays, as he did with his unbelievable 100-yard interception return for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLIII.

Chris Johnson

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    Johnson has been dubbed by many the fastest running back currently in the league.

    While that is up for debate, there is no question about how electrifying this man is when he has the ball in his hands.

    The former East Carolina standout even prompted former CBS announcer Gus Johnson to say that he had "getting away from the cops speed" in a game last season.

DeMarcus Ware

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    Ware is hands down the best pass-rushing threat in the game right now.

    He has averaged around 13 sacks per season in his six-year pro career and has the ability to make a big play anytime in a game.

    His speed off the edge is what makes him one of the most electrifying players in the NFL today.

Jamaal Charles

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    Charles is in the mold of Titans star Chris Johnson, as he is a smaller back who has breakaway speed.

    As a former track star at the University of Texas, Charles has shown time and time again that all he needs is a crease to take it to the house in any game.

    A few more big seasons for JC and he could be knocking on the door of being the most electrifying player in the entire league.

Jacoby Ford

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    Jacoby Ford is one of the quickest players in NFL history.

    The former Clemson phenom ran a 4.26 40-meter dash at the 2010 NFL combine, which is one of the fastest times ever recorded for the event.

    He can also make spectacular catches, as he did many times in his rookie season with the Raiders in 2010.

Andre Johnson

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    Andre Johnson is one of the most athletic players at his position.

    He has been named to four Pro Bowls and has made catches like the one to the left look very routine throughout his career.

    Johnson can get up and take the ball away from defenders with the best of them.

Ed Reed

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    He has been one of the most consistent safeties in the league over the past five seasons.

    Reed is a very smart, instinctive player who can make big plays from virtually out of nowhere at times.

    His electrifying ability makes him one of the best and most feared safeties in the league.

Troy Polamalu

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    Polamalu is one of the most electrifying players to ever come out of USC.

    He makes plays all over the field and has had a few diving interception catches to his name.

    He even made the jump sack popular in a game against the Titans last season.

Patrick Willis

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    Some say that Patrick Willis is the best inside linebacker in the NFL.

    I would have to agree with that statement, mainly because this guy can make plays all over the field.

    He is a tackling machine and is an athletic freak who is always fun to watch when he is in the game.

Roddy White

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    White has quietly been one of the best wide receivers in the NFL over the past few seasons.

    He is similar to Andre Johnson, as he is a big receiver who can go up and make great catches for the Falcons.

    White is easily the most electrifying player on his team and has been for quite some time.

Devin Hester

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    Devin Hester might just be the best return man in the history of pro football.

    His 14 career return touchdowns tell the story of how exciting of a player he has become since entering the league back in 2006.

    If you don't believe me, watch him this season when he gets the ball in his hands for a kick/punt return.

DeSean Jackson

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    The fourth-year wideout has been very exciting to watch during his time with the Philadelphia Eagles.

    He has taken numerous punt returns to the house and is one of the best players in the open field in the NFC.

    Jackson is one of the youngest players on this list at just 24 years old and will have many more years to excite NFL audiences.