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Published: May 15, 2017 at 09:56 p.m.

Mind-blowing stats for the Top 100 Players of 2017: 70-61

The "Top 100 Players of 2017" continues. See the mind-blowing stats which prove why these guys are on the list.

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  • In 2016, Cousins had 4,917 passing yards -- the most passing yards in a season in Redskins history. Among all players with 500-plus attempts, Cousins (104.7 passer rating) is the NFL’s highest-rated passer since Week 7, 2015 (the “You Like That!” game). Cousins is the first QB to receive back-to-back franchise tags since the tag was implemented in 1993 -- his 2017 salary will be $23.9M. 10

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    No. 70: Kirk Cousins, QB, Redskins

    In 2016, Cousins had 4,917 passing yards -- the most passing yards in a season in Redskins history. Among all players with 500-plus attempts, Cousins (104.7 passer rating) is the NFL’s highest-rated passer since Week 7, 2015 (the “You Like That!” game). Cousins is the first QB to receive back-to-back franchise tags since the tag was implemented in 1993 -- his 2017 salary will be $23.9M.

  • Ajayi is the fourth player in NFL history to rush for 200-plus yards in consecutive games. He joins Ricky Williams, Earl Campbell and O.J. Simpson as the only backs to do so. His 1,272 rushing yards (fourth most in NFL) in 2016 made him the first Dolphins running back with 1,200-plus rushing yards in a single season since Ricky Williams in 2003 (1,372 rushing yards). 9

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    No. 69: Jay Ajayi, RB, Dolphins

    Ajayi is the fourth player in NFL history to rush for 200-plus yards in consecutive games. He joins Ricky Williams, Earl Campbell and O.J. Simpson as the only backs to do so. His 1,272 rushing yards (fourth most in NFL) in 2016 made him the first Dolphins running back with 1,200-plus rushing yards in a single season since Ricky Williams in 2003 (1,372 rushing yards).

  • Atkins led all defensive tackles in sacks in 2016 with 9.0. He has appeared in five Pro Bowls, tying him with Gerald McCoy for the most Pro Bowls by a defensive tackle since 2011. 8

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    No. 68: Geno Atkins, DT, Bengals

    Atkins led all defensive tackles in sacks in 2016 with 9.0. He has appeared in five Pro Bowls, tying him with Gerald McCoy for the most Pro Bowls by a defensive tackle since 2011.

  • Olsen is the first tight end in NFL history with three straight 1,000-yard seasons. Since entering the league in 2003, Olsen ranks third in receptions (622) and receiving yards (7,365) among tight ends. 7

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    No. 67: Greg Olsen, TE, Panthers

    Olsen is the first tight end in NFL history with three straight 1,000-yard seasons. Since entering the league in 2003, Olsen ranks third in receptions (622) and receiving yards (7,365) among tight ends.

  • Xavier Rhodes led the Vikings in interceptions in 2016 with a career-high five interceptions. He allowed the second-lowest completion percentage among all cornerbacks who were targeted at least 75 times. 6

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    No. 66: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Vikings

    Xavier Rhodes led the Vikings in interceptions in 2016 with a career-high five interceptions. He allowed the second-lowest completion percentage among all cornerbacks who were targeted at least 75 times.

  • Reed's 20 career receiving touchdowns are the fourth-most in Redskins history by a tight end. Since 2015, he has had 17 receiving touchdowns -- the second-most in the NFL among tight ends. 5

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    No. 65: Jordan Reed, TE, Redskins

    Reed's 20 career receiving touchdowns are the fourth-most in Redskins history by a tight end. Since 2015, he has had 17 receiving touchdowns -- the second-most in the NFL among tight ends.

  • Hayward allowed a 54.0 passer rating in 2016 (second-lowest in the NFL) and was one of seven players to face 100-plus targets last season. He led the league in interceptions with seven -- the most in a single season by a Chargers cornerback since Antonio Cromartie in 2007. 4

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    No. 64: Casey Hayward, CB, Chargers

    Hayward allowed a 54.0 passer rating in 2016 (second-lowest in the NFL) and was one of seven players to face 100-plus targets last season. He led the league in interceptions with seven -- the most in a single season by a Chargers cornerback since Antonio Cromartie in 2007.

  • Chris Harris was one of four cornerbacks to make the Pro Bowl in each of the last three seasons, along with Patrick Peterson, Richard Sherman and Aqib Talib. Harris entered the league in 2011 as an undrafted free agent. Since then, he has the most interceptions returned for a touchdown among all undrafted free agents. 3

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    No. 63: Chris Harris, CB, Broncos

    Chris Harris was one of four cornerbacks to make the Pro Bowl in each of the last three seasons, along with Patrick Peterson, Richard Sherman and Aqib Talib. Harris entered the league in 2011 as an undrafted free agent. Since then, he has the most interceptions returned for a touchdown among all undrafted free agents.

  • 2016 marked Wake's fourth season with 11-plus sacks. Only Von Miller has more such seasons since 2010 (5). Wake's 81.5 career sacks are tied with James Harrison for the most by an undrafted active player. He has the second-most career sacks in Dolphins history, behind only Hall of Famer Jason Taylor (131). 2

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    No. 62: Cameron Wake, DE, Dolphins

    2016 marked Wake's fourth season with 11-plus sacks. Only Von Miller has more such seasons since 2010 (5). Wake's 81.5 career sacks are tied with James Harrison for the most by an undrafted active player. He has the second-most career sacks in Dolphins history, behind only Hall of Famer Jason Taylor (131).

  • T.Y. Hilton led the NFL with a career-high 1,448 receiving yards in 2016, making him the first Colts player to lead the league in receiving yards since Reggie Wayne in 2007. Hilton has 5,000 receiving yards since 2013 (fourth-most in the NFL) -- only Antonio Brown, Julio Jones and Demaryius Thomas have more. 1

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    No. 61: T.Y. Hilton, WR, Colts

    T.Y. Hilton led the NFL with a career-high 1,448 receiving yards in 2016, making him the first Colts player to lead the league in receiving yards since Reggie Wayne in 2007. Hilton has 5,000 receiving yards since 2013 (fourth-most in the NFL) -- only Antonio Brown, Julio Jones and Demaryius Thomas have more.