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Marc Sessler'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. Tom Brady
3. Andrew Luck
4. J.J. Watt
5. Peyton Manning
6. Adrian Peterson
7. Russell Wilson
8. Rob Gronkowski
9. Calvin Johnson
10. Odell Beckham

» My problem with The Top 100 remains unchanged from a year ago. The quarterback position is infinitely more important than any other spot on the field. I filled my top five with all signal-callers last summer, but this time around, Watt makes his way into the No. 4 spot after emerging as the scariest defensive terror since Lawrence Taylor.

» People will say Wilson's too high, but I obviously disagree. Few players have altered the course of their franchise like Russell, who absolutely deserves to be paid like a top-10 talent.

» It's unclear what the player-voters are doing half the time, but I don't see The Top 100 as a referendum on last season. Until I see otherwise on the field, Peterson is unquestionably a top-10 talent in the NFL.

» I'm placing Beckham at No. 10 is based on the insane play he displayed down the stretch as a rookie. He's one of the league's most interesting stories heading into the season and bound to go higher on this list if he keeps it up.

» I've always preferred Brady over Peyton, but I still see Manning as a top-five player. If his body gives out like it did last season, that won't be the case for long.

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