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Kevin Patra's Top 10 players of 2015

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Wednesday night marks the end of our journey on the NFL Network's The Top 100 Players of 2015 countdown as players 10 through 1 will be revealed starting at 8 p.m. ET.

We at Around The NFL are offering up our own top 10 selections. Please note that NFL players had zero input in the creation of these lists. So they should make a lot more sense.

1. Aaron Rodgers
2. Andrew Luck
3. J.J. Watt
4. Tom Brady
5. Adrian Peterson
6. Marshawn Lynch
7. Rob Gronkowski
8. Calvin Johnson
9. Drew Brees
10. Peyton Manning

»Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback in the NFL. It's not even that close. Suggesting otherwise is asinine buffoonery.

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»Watt is a transcendent talent and the best defensive player of his generation. I slotted Luck over him because of position disparity and the Colts' QB is set up for a monster season in a high-flying offense.

»This list is looking toward 2015, not at what happened in 2014. Give me a fresh Adrian Peterson with a chip on his shoulder in a Norv Turner offense. All. Day.

»A trio of aging quarterbacks hang on to my list. Brady still does more with less than any other dominant quarterback -- I'm not worried about his suspension. Personally I believe demise of Brees is an overblown offseason plot conjured from the waste of a barren news cycle. And I'm not ready to shovel dirt on Petyon's career just yet either.

»I struggled keeping Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham Jr. and Earl Thomas outside my top 10. In the end, Gronk's value pushed AB and OBJ out and positional value kept the QBs in over a defensive back.

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