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Published: May 14, 2018 at 09:02 p.m.

Mind-boggling stats for the Top 100 Players of 2018: 70-61

The “Top 100 Players of 2018” countdown has begun. See the mind-blowing stats which prove why these guys are on the list.

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  • Freeman has been a scoring machine for the Falcons since he entered the NFL in 2014. His 37 scrimmage touchdowns are the most by a Falcons player in his first four seasons in team history. 

Freeman also joins Todd Gurley as the only two players in the NFL with at least 3,000 rushing yards and 30 touchdowns over the last three seasons. 10

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    70. Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta Falcons

    Freeman has been a scoring machine for the Falcons since he entered the NFL in 2014. His 37 scrimmage touchdowns are the most by a Falcons player in his first four seasons in team history. Freeman also joins Todd Gurley as the only two players in the NFL with at least 3,000 rushing yards and 30 touchdowns over the last three seasons.

  • Super Bowl LII champion, Fletcher Cox, had another disruptive season in 2017. He was the only defensive tackle in the NFL with at least five sacks, 15 quarterback hits and two passes defensed.
 
Cox has now made the Pro Bowl in each of the last three seasons becoming the first Eagles defensive player with that streak since Asante Samuel (2008-10). Prior to Cox and Samuel, the last Eagles defensive player to make three consecutive Pro Bowls was 2018 Hall of Fame inductee Brian Dawkins (2004-06). 9

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    69. Fletcher Cox, DT, Phildelphia Eagles

    Super Bowl LII champion, Fletcher Cox, had another disruptive season in 2017. He was the only defensive tackle in the NFL with at least five sacks, 15 quarterback hits and two passes defensed. Cox has now made the Pro Bowl in each of the last three seasons becoming the first Eagles defensive player with that streak since Asante Samuel (2008-10). Prior to Cox and Samuel, the last Eagles defensive player to make three consecutive Pro Bowls was 2018 Hall of Fame inductee Brian Dawkins (2004-06).

  • Ertz etched his name into the Eagles� record books in 2017 by hauling in eight receiving touchdowns. That tied Brent Celek (2009) for the most in a single-season by an Eagles tight end in the Super Bowl Era.
 
Ertz has also been a consistent pass catcher as his three straight seasons with at least 70 receptions and 800 receiving yards is the longest such streak in Eagles history regardless of position. 8

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    68. Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles

    Ertz etched his name into the Eagles� record books in 2017 by hauling in eight receiving touchdowns. That tied Brent Celek (2009) for the most in a single-season by an Eagles tight end in the Super Bowl Era. Ertz has also been a consistent pass catcher as his three straight seasons with at least 70 receptions and 800 receiving yards is the longest such streak in Eagles history regardless of position.

  • Smith earned his first career Pro Bowl nod in 2017 after posting stellar numbers from the linebacker position. Smith joined Luke Kuechly and Deion Jones as the only three players in the NFL with at least 100 tackles and three interceptions last season.
 
Since entering the NFL in 2014, Smith has 447 career tackles, which are the most by a Jaguars player in his first four seasons since the team joined the NFL in 1995. 7

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    67. Telvin Smith, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars

    Smith earned his first career Pro Bowl nod in 2017 after posting stellar numbers from the linebacker position. Smith joined Luke Kuechly and Deion Jones as the only three players in the NFL with at least 100 tackles and three interceptions last season. Since entering the NFL in 2014, Smith has 447 career tackles, which are the most by a Jaguars player in his first four seasons since the team joined the NFL in 1995.

  • Casey quietly put together another strong season joining Aaron Donald, Gerald McCoy and Geno Atkins as the only defensive tackles in the NFL with at least five sacks and 10 tackles for loss.
 
That quartet also has the distinction of being the only four defensive tackles named to the Pro Bowl in each of the last three seasons. 6

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    66. Jurrell Casey, DT, Tennessee Titans

    Casey quietly put together another strong season joining Aaron Donald, Gerald McCoy and Geno Atkins as the only defensive tackles in the NFL with at least five sacks and 10 tackles for loss. That quartet also has the distinction of being the only four defensive tackles named to the Pro Bowl in each of the last three seasons.

  • Last season in Week 17, Diggs recorded his 200th career reception in just his 40th career game. That was the fewest games to reach that milestone in team history surpassing Randy Moss and Percy Harvin who reached 200 receptions in in 42 games.
 
Diggs also recorded a career-high eight receiving touchdowns on just 95 targets. He joined Nelson Agholor and Sammy Watkins as the only three wide receivers with eight-or-more receiving touchdowns in fewer than 100 targets. 5

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    65. Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota Vikings

    Last season in Week 17, Diggs recorded his 200th career reception in just his 40th career game. That was the fewest games to reach that milestone in team history surpassing Randy Moss and Percy Harvin who reached 200 receptions in in 42 games. Diggs also recorded a career-high eight receiving touchdowns on just 95 targets. He joined Nelson Agholor and Sammy Watkins as the only three wide receivers with eight-or-more receiving touchdowns in fewer than 100 targets.

  • Sherman has been the most productive defensive back in the league since he entered the NFL in 2011. In that span Sherman has the most interceptions (32) and passes defensed (99) among all players.
 
Since 2011, Sherman has also allowed the lowest completion percentage in coverage (47.4) among those defenders with at least 300 targets. 4

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    64. Richard Sherman, CB, San Francisco 49ers

    Sherman has been the most productive defensive back in the league since he entered the NFL in 2011. In that span Sherman has the most interceptions (32) and passes defensed (99) among all players. Since 2011, Sherman has also allowed the lowest completion percentage in coverage (47.4) among those defenders with at least 300 targets.

  • In 2017, Atkins terrorized quarterbacks once again joining Aaron Donald as the only two defensive tackles with at least 20 quarterback hits and nine-or-more sacks.
 
Over the last three seasons, Atkins has 105 defensive hurries, which is 24 more than the next closest defensive tackle (Aaron Donald). A defensive hurry is when the quarterback is forced to throw the ball earlier than intended or is chased around/out of the pocket due to defensive pressure. 3

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    63. Geno Atkins, DT, Cincinatti Bengals

    In 2017, Atkins terrorized quarterbacks once again joining Aaron Donald as the only two defensive tackles with at least 20 quarterback hits and nine-or-more sacks. Over the last three seasons, Atkins has 105 defensive hurries, which is 24 more than the next closest defensive tackle (Aaron Donald). A defensive hurry is when the quarterback is forced to throw the ball earlier than intended or is chased around/out of the pocket due to defensive pressure.

  • Hyde posted career highs in tackles (82) and interceptions (5) last season. He joined First-Team All-Pro, Kevin Byard and teammate Jordan Poyer as the only three players with at least 80 tackles and five interceptions last season.
 
Hyde has also gone three straight seasons with three-or-more interceptions joining Marcus Peters, Janoris Jenkins, Brent Grimes and Damarious Randall as the only player to post those marks in that span. 2

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    62. Micah Hyde, S, Buffalo Bills

    Hyde posted career highs in tackles (82) and interceptions (5) last season. He joined First-Team All-Pro, Kevin Byard and teammate Jordan Poyer as the only three players with at least 80 tackles and five interceptions last season. Hyde has also gone three straight seasons with three-or-more interceptions joining Marcus Peters, Janoris Jenkins, Brent Grimes and Damarious Randall as the only player to post those marks in that span.

  • Suh has the most quarterback hits (147) among all defensive tackles since he entered the NFL in 2010. 

With Suh joining the Rams this offseason, he and Aaron Donald are first teammate defensive tackles in NFL history with at least three First-Team All-Pro awards apiece entering a season. 1

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    61. Ndamukong Suh, DT, Los Angeles Rams

    Suh has the most quarterback hits (147) among all defensive tackles since he entered the NFL in 2010. With Suh joining the Rams this offseason, he and Aaron Donald are first teammate defensive tackles in NFL history with at least three First-Team All-Pro awards apiece entering a season.