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3 More Players Ranked Too Low In NFL’s Top 100 Rankings

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  • August 23, 2021
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NFL Top 100 Rankings Revealed: 40-11

The NFL will continue to reveal its full list of Top 100 rankings in the coming days. Last week, we wrote about three players that deserved more respect than they received in the 100-41 range. The league has now revealed players 40-11 and we singled out another three individuals who are being underrated.

Quenton Nelson, OG, Indianapolis Colts

The big guys never get enough love. Despite being the highest-ranking interior offensive lineman on the list thus far, we still can’t help but feel that Nelson is being a tad underrated here. He was unveiled at No. 33, dropping four spots (No. 29) from a year ago.

We’re not sure why a player of Nelson’s caliber would see his ranking take a step in the wrong direction. Nelson helped power a Colts offense to 1,996 rushing yards last season, the 11th-best mark in the league. For his role as a pass protector, the Colts allowed just 21 sacks to the opposition in 2020—only the Steelers gave up fewer sacks (14).

Nelson played more than 1,000 snaps, started all 16 games, was named to the first-team All-Pro for the third straight season, and was the best player on an offensive line that performed admirably in all statistical categories. What gives?   

Myles Garrett, EDGE, Cleveland Browns

The craziest thing about Garrett’s placement on this list (No. 16) is that it’s actually 74 spots better than he was ranked a year ago. Is it crazy to think he’s still being a bit disrespected here, despite the massive improvement? I don’t think so.

A player that seems to get better every year, Garrett totaled double-digit sacks (12) for the third straight season. Garrett has been a model of consistency since entering the league in 2017 and is one of, if not THE best quarterback hunter in the NFL. 

With another strong season likely on the way in 2021, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Garrett vault into the top 10 this time next year.

Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks

Wilson threw for a career-high 40 touchdowns in 2020 and fell just seven yards short (4,212) of setting a personal best in passing yards as well (he threw for 4,219 in 2016). You can’t help but feel he’s being a bit underrated this year, as he clocked in at No. 12 on the list. Wilson is the face of the Seahawks and led the team to a 12-4 record and NFC West division crown in 2020. 

Simply put, Wilson gives the Seahawks a chance to win every time he steps on the field. That brings me to my next point. Wilson has never missed an NFL game in his career. It’s an incredible accomplishment given his physical play style and penchant for scrambling. So why exactly has Wilson dropped 10 spots from his No. 2 ranking a year ago? We don’t have the answers to that. A soon-to-be-33-year-old quarterback coming off of one the best years of his career deserves more respect than he’s been granted here.

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