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For the all-time Top 100 players list that aired in 2010, see The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players.

The NFL Top 100 is an annual list that features the greatest one hundred players in the National Football League (NFL), as chosen by fellow NFL players. The rankings are based on an off-season poll organized by the NFL, whereby players vote on their peers based on the performance of the previous season and their belief of how the player will perform in the coming season.

2011Edit

Prior to the start of the 2011 NFL season, NFL players ranked the 2010 AP NFL Most Valuable PlayerNew England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady—as the number 1 player for the coming season.[1] Of the 32 teams in the NFL, only the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills did not have players ranked on the list. The Green Bay Packers had the most players on the list with 7. The position with the most players on the 2011 list is wide receiver, with 18. The highest ranked 2010 rookie player on the 2011 list, at number 51, was the 2010 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the YearDetroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

The NFL Network released the rankings in 10-player blocks over a number of weeks during the off-season, starting with the announcement of the 100th to 91st ranked players on April 30, 2011, and culminating with the top 10 players on July 3, 2011.

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Tom Brady, the #1 ranked player of 2011

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Adrian Peterson, the #3 ranked player and the highest ranked running back on the list

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Donovan McNabb, the #100 ranked player of 2011

Rank Player 2010 Team Position Ref
1 Tom Brady New England Patriots Quarterback [1]
2 Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts Quarterback [2]
3 Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings Running back [3]
4 Ray Lewis Baltimore Ravens Middle linebacker [4]
5 Ed Reed Baltimore Ravens Free safety [5]
6 Troy Polamalu Pittsburgh Steelers Strong safety [6]
7 Andre Johnson Houston Texans Wide receiver [7]
8 Darrelle Revis New York Jets Cornerback [8]
9 Drew Brees New Orleans Saints Quarterback [9]
10 Julius Peppers Chicago Bears Defensive end [2]
11 Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers Quarterback [10]
12 DeMarcus Ware Dallas Cowboys Outside linebacker [11]
13 Chris Johnson Tennessee Titans Running back [12]
14 Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals Wide receiver [13]
15 Dwight Freeney Indianapolis Colts Defensive end [3]
16 Charles Woodson Green Bay Packers Cornerback [14]
17 Haloti Ngata Baltimore Ravens Nose tackle [3]
18 Nnamdi Asomugha Oakland Raiders Cornerback [15]
19 Clay Matthews Green Bay Packers Outside linebacker [16]
20 Michael Vick Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback [17]
21 James Harrison Pittsburgh Steelers Outside linebacker [18]
22 Antonio Gates San Diego Chargers Tight end [19]
23 Patrick Willis San Francisco 49ers Inside linebacker [20]
24 Roddy White Atlanta Falcons Wide receiver [21]
25 Arian Foster Houston Texans Running back [22]
26 Philip Rivers San Diego Chargers Quarterback [23]
27 Calvin Johnson Detroit Lions Wide receiver [24]
28 Jake Long Miami Dolphins Left tackle [4]
29 DeSean Jackson Philadelphia Eagles Wide receiver [25]
30 Maurice Jones-Drew Jacksonville Jaguars Running back [26]
31 Reggie Wayne Indianapolis Colts Wide receiver [27]
32 Devin Hester Chicago Bears Wide receiver [28]
33 Jamaal Charles Kansas City Chiefs Running back [29]
34 Jahri Evans New Orleans Saints Guard [5]
35 Vince Wilfork New England Patriots Nose tackle [30]
36 Jason Witten Dallas Cowboys Tight end [31]
37 Jonathan Vilma New Orleans Saints Middle linebacker [32]
38 Steven Jackson St. Louis Rams Running back [33]
39 Logan Mankins New England Patriots Guard [34]
40 Terrell Suggs Baltimore Ravens Outside linebacker [35]
41 Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback [36]
42 Michael Turner Atlanta Falcons Running back [37]
43 Joe Thomas Cleveland Browns Left tackle [38]
44 Robert Mathis Indianapolis Colts Outside linebacker [39]
45 Dwayne Bowe Kansas City Chiefs Wide receiver [40]
46 Tony Gonzalez Atlanta Falcons Tight end [41]
47 Nick Mangold New York Jets Center [6]
48 Champ Bailey Denver Broncos Cornerback [42]
49 Brian Urlacher Chicago Bears Middle linebacker [43]
50 Wes Welker New England Patriots Wide receiver [44]
51 Ndamukong Suh Detroit Lions Defensive end [45]
52 Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons Quarterback [46]
53 Marques Colston New Orleans Saints Wide receiver [47]
54 Asante Samuel Philadelphia Eagles Cornerback [48]
55 Carl Nicks New Orleans Saints Guard [7]
56 Ray Rice Baltimore Ravens Running back [49]
57 Andre Gurode Dallas Cowboys Center [8]
58 Brandon Lloyd Denver Broncos Wide receiver [50]
59 Jeff Saturday Indianapolis Colts Center [51]
60 Justin Tuck New York Giants Defensive end [52]
61 Brandon Marshall Miami Dolphins Wide receiver [53]
62 Jerod Mayo New England Patriots Middle linebacker [9]
63 Cameron Wake Miami Dolphins Outside linebacker [54]
64 Tamba Hali Kansas City Chiefs Outside linebacker [10]
65 Vonta Leach Houston Texans Fullback [11]
66 Richard Seymour Oakland Raiders Defensive tackle [55]
67 Brian Waters Kansas City Chiefs Guard [12]
68 Antrel Rolle New York Giants Free safety [13]
69 John Abraham Atlanta Falcons Defensive end [56]
70 Miles Austin Dallas Cowboys Wide receiver [57]
71 Mario Williams Houston Texans Defensive end [58]
72 Tony Romo Dallas Cowboys Quarterback [59]
73 Trent Cole Philadelphia Eagles Defensive end [60]
74 Greg Jennings Green Bay Packers Wide receiver [61]
75 Jay Ratliff Dallas Cowboys Nose tackle [62]
76 Santonio Holmes New York Jets Wide receiver [63]
77 Chris Snee New York Giants Guard [64]
78 Dallas Clark Indianapolis Colts Tight end [65]
79 D'Brickashaw Ferguson New York Jets Left tackle [14]
80 Jared Allen Minnesota Vikings Defensive end [66]
81 B.J. Raji Green Bay Packers Nose tackle [67]
82 Lamarr Woodley Pittsburgh Steelers Outside linebacker [15]
83 Mike Williams Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wide receiver [68]
84 Josh Cribbs Cleveland Browns Wide receiver [69]
85 Jason Babin Tennessee Titans Defensive end [70]
86 Josh Freeman Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback [71]
87 Jordan Gross Carolina Panthers Left tackle [16]
88 Vernon Davis San Francisco 49ers Tight end [72]
89 Adrian Wilson Arizona Cardinals Strong safety [73]
90 Joe Flacco Baltimore Ravens Quarterback [17]
91 Terrell Owens Cincinnati Bengals Wide receiver [74]
92 Lance Briggs Chicago Bears Outside linebacker [75]
93 Eric Berry Kansas City Chiefs Strong safety [76]
94 Frank Gore San Francisco 49ers Running back [77]
95 Jon Beason Carolina Panthers Inside linebacker [18]
96 Nick Collins Green Bay Packers Free safety [78]
97 Shaun Phillips San Diego Chargers Outside linebacker [19]
98 Darren McFadden Oakland Raiders Running back [79]
99 Chad Clifton Green Bay Packers Left tackle [20]
100 Donovan McNabb Washington Redskins Quarterback [80]

2012Edit

Prior to the start of the 2012 NFL season, NFL players ranked the 2011 AP NFL Most Valuable PlayerGreen Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers—as the number 1 player for the coming season.[21] All of the 32 teams in the NFL are represented by players on the 2012 list. The teams with the most players are the Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens, and San Francisco 49ers, with 7 players each. The position with the most players on the 2012 list is running back, with 15. The highest ranked 2011 rookie player on the 2012 list, at number 40, was the 2011 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the YearCarolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. This is eleven spots higher than the highest ranked rookie on the 2011 list.

The 2012 list returns 61 players from the 2011 list and introduces 39 new additions. The largest drop—while remaining on the list—was Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson, who fell 87 spots from his 2011 ranking.[22] The Indianapolis Colts had 4 players fall off the list.

The NFL Network released the rankings in 10-player blocks over a number of weeks during the off-season, starting with the announcement of the 100th to 91st ranked players on April 28, 2012, and culminating with the top 10 players on June 27, 2012. The Network followed up each week's release with the NFL Top 100 Reaction Show, with NFL Network analysts reviewing the rankings.[23] For the 2012 list, then Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, ranked number 50, was considered a controversial ranking as he did not play the 2011 season.[24]

An anonymous player rater expressed his opinions on the ratings of the 2012 list on Twitter.[25] Bleacher Report reported that the anonymous player rater is Sean Weatherspoon.[26]

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Aaron Rodgers, the #1 ranked player and highest ranked offensive player of 2012

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Darrelle Revis, the #5 ranked player of 2012 and the highest ranked defensive player on the list

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Adrian Peterson, the #8 ranked player and highest ranked running back for a second year in a row

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Arian Foster is the only player from the list last year who did not rise or fall, staying at #25 for two years in a row

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Rank Player 2011 Team Position 2011 list comparison Ref
1 Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers Quarterback increase10
2 Drew Brees New Orleans Saints Quarterback increase7
3 Calvin Johnson Detroit Lions Wide receiver increase24
4 Tom Brady New England Patriots Quarterback 11px3
5 Darrelle Revis New York Jets Cornerback increase 3
6 DeMarcus Ware Dallas Cowboys Outside linebacker increase 6
7 Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals Wide receiver increase 7
8 Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings Running back 11px 5
9 Haloti Ngata Baltimore Ravens Nose tackle increase 8
10 Patrick Willis San Francisco 49ers Inside linebacker increase 13
11 Terrell Suggs Baltimore Ravens Outside linebacker increase 29
12 Maurice Jones-Drew Jacksonville Jaguars Running back increase 18
13 Jared Allen Minnesota Vikings Defensive end increase 67
14 Jimmy Graham New Orleans Saints Tight end NR
15 Andre Johnson Houston Texans Wide receiver 11px 8
16 Ed Reed Baltimore Ravens Free safety 11px 11
17 Justin Smith San Francisco 49ers Defensive end NR
18 LeSean McCoy Philadelphia Eagles Running back NR
19 Troy Polamalu Pittsburgh Steelers Strong safety 11px 13
20 Ray Lewis Baltimore Ravens Middle linebacker 11px 16 [81]
21 Rob Gronkowski New England Patriots Tight end NR
22 Ray Rice Baltimore Ravens Running back increase 34
23 Wes Welker New England Patriots Wide receiver increase 27
24 Jason Pierre-Paul New York Giants Defensive end NR
25 Arian Foster Houston Texans Running back 11px 0
26 Julius Peppers Chicago Bears Defensive end 11px 16
27 Clay Matthews Green Bay Packers Outside linebacker 11px 8
28 Frank Gore San Francisco 49ers Running back increase 66
29 James Harrison Pittsburgh Steelers Outside linebacker 11px 8
30 Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback increase 11
31 Eli Manning New York Giants Quarterback NR
32 Jahri Evans New Orleans Saints Guard increase 2
33 Matt Forte Chicago Bears Running back NR
34 Tamba Hali Kansas City Chiefs Outside linebacker increase 30
35 Steve Smith Carolina Panthers Wide receiver NR [82]
36 Charles Woodson Green Bay Packers Cornerback 11px 20
37 Steven Jackson St. Louis Rams Running back increase 1
38 Ndamukong Suh Detroit Lions Defensive end increase 13
39 Victor Cruz New York Giants Wide receiver NR
40 Cam Newton Carolina Panthers Quarterback NR [83]
41 Matthew Stafford Detroit Lions Quarterback NR [84]
42 Jason Peters Philadelphia Eagles Left tackle NR
43 Vernon Davis San Francisco 49ers Tight end increase 45
44 Jason Babin Philadelphia Eagles Defensive end increase 41
45 Vonta Leach Baltimore Ravens Fullback increase 20 [85]
46 Champ Bailey Denver Broncos Cornerback increase 2
47 Mike Wallace Pittsburgh Steelers Wide receiver NR [86]
48 Devin Hester Chicago Bears Wide receiver 11px 16
49 Maurkice Pouncey Pittsburgh Steelers Center NR
50 Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts Quarterback 11px 48 [87]
51 Brian Urlacher Chicago Bears Middle linebacker 11px 2 [88]
52 Von Miller Denver Broncos Outside linebacker NR [89]
53 Tony Gonzalez Atlanta Falcons Tight end 11px 7 [90]
54 Brian Cushing Houston Texans Inside linebacker NR [91]
55 Patrick Peterson Arizona Cardinals Cornerback NR [92]
56 Greg Jennings Green Bay Packers Wide receiver increase 18 [93]
57 Trent Cole Philadelphia Eagles Defensive end increase 16 [94]
58 Jonathan Vilma New Orleans Saints Middle linebacker 11px 21 [95]
59 Jake Long Miami Dolphins Left tackle 11px 31 [96]
60 Darren McFadden Oakland Raiders Running back increase 38 [97]
61 Philip Rivers San Diego Chargers Quarterback 11px 35 [98]
62 Justin Tuck New York Giants Defensive end 11px 2 [99]
63 LaMarr Woodley Pittsburgh Steelers Outside linebacker increase 19 [100]
64 Logan Mankins New England Patriots Guard 11px 25 [101]
65 Roddy White Atlanta Falcons Wide receiver 11px 41 [102]
66 Earl Thomas Seattle Seahawks Free safety NR [103]
67 Joe Staley San Francisco 49ers Left tackle NR [104]
68 Elvis Dumervil Denver Broncos Defensive end NR [105]
69 Carlos Rogers San Francisco 49ers Cornerback NR [106]
70 Michael Vick Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback 11px 50 [107]
71 DeSean Jackson Philadelphia Eagles Wide receiver 11px 42 [108]
72 Lance Briggs Chicago Bears Outside linebacker increase 20 [109]
73 Johnathan Joseph Houston Texans Cornerback NR [110]
74 Joe Flacco Baltimore Ravens Quarterback increase 16 [111]
75 Jason Witten Dallas Cowboys Tight end 11px 39 [112]
76 Carl Nicks New Orleans Saints Guard 11px 21 [113]
77 A.J. Green Cincinnati Bengals Wide receiver NR [114]
78 Derrick Johnson Kansas City Chiefs Outside linebacker NR [115]
79 Nnamdi Asomugha Philadelphia Eagles Cornerback 11px 61 [116]
80 Jordy Nelson Green Bay Packers Wide receiver NR [117]
81 Vince Wilfork New England Patriots Nose tackle 11px 46 [118]
82 Joe Thomas Cleveland Browns Left tackle 11px 39 [119]
83 Fred Jackson Buffalo Bills Running back NR [120]
84 Chris Long St. Louis Rams Defensive end NR [121]
85 NaVorro Bowman San Francisco 49ers Inside linebacker NR [122]
86 Darren Sproles New Orleans Saints Running back NR [123]
87 London Fletcher Washington Redskins Inside linebacker NR [124]
88 Michael Turner Atlanta Falcons Running back 11px 46 [125]
89 Dwight Freeney Indianapolis Colts Defensive end 11px 74 [126]
90 Hakeem Nicks New York Giants Wide receiver NR [127]
91 Tony Romo Dallas Cowboys Quarterback 11px 19 [128]
92 John Kuhn Green Bay Packers Fullback NR [129]
93 Cortland Finnegan Tennessee Titans Cornerback NR [130]
94 Marshawn Lynch Seattle Seahawks Running back NR [131]
95 Tim Tebow Denver Broncos Quarterback NR [132]
96 D'Qwell Jackson Cleveland Browns Inside linebacker NR [133]
97 Donald Penn Tampa Bay Buccaneers Left tackle NR [134]
98 Willis McGahee Denver Broncos Running back NR [135]
99 Ryan Kalil Carolina Panthers Center NR [136]
100 Chris Johnson Tennessee Titans Running back 11px 87 [137]

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