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  • Top 100 preview: Who's No. 1?

    Published: April 18, 2012 at 01:30 p.m.

    Who's the best player in the NFL today? Catch a sneak peek here from current NFL stars. Cast your vote today for the Top 100 Players of 2012.

  • Top 100 preview: The Tim Tebow controversy

    Published: April 18, 2012 at 01:26 p.m.

    There's no denying Tim Tebow's popularity, but does his on-field play warrant a spot in the Top 100? Find out and don't forget to cast your vote today for the Top 100 Players of 2012.

  • Top 100 preview: Should Peyton Manning make it?

    Published: April 18, 2012 at 01:23 p.m.

    Peyton Manning missed all of the 2011 NFL season, so will he make the list of Top 100 players of 2012?

  • Top-ranked defensive player of 2012?

    Published: April 13, 2012 at 08:30 p.m.

    Who should be the top-ranked defensive player in the "Top 100 Players of 2012"? Willie McGinest's answer will surprise you.

  • Top 100: Richard Seymour

    Published: July 7, 2011 at 08:13 p.m.

    Chiefs defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel presents the 66th-best player of 2011 as voted by the players, Raiders DE Richard Seymour.

  • Top 100: Arian Foster

    Published: July 5, 2011 at 04:10 p.m.

    Find out why Houston Texans' RB Arian Foster, who was undrafted out of college, comes in at No. 25 on our list.

  • Top 100: The 2012 top 10

    Published: July 3, 2011 at 11:26 p.m.

    See which players Adrian Peterson, Deion Sanders and the rest of the crew pick to make the top 10 list next year.

  • Greatest QB of all time?

    Published: July 3, 2011 at 11:24 p.m.

    Tom Brady and Peyton Manning were ranked as the top players in today's game, but who is the greatest quarterback of all time?

  • Peterson's OK with No. 3 'for now'

    Published: July 3, 2011 at 10:54 p.m.

    Hear what Vikings RB Adrian Peterson had to say about his ranking in the NFL Top 100 Players of 2011.

  • Top 100: Tom Brady

    Published: July 3, 2011 at 08:18 p.m.

    Ravens LB Ray Lewis and Jets CB Darrelle Revis present the best player of 2011 as voted by the players, Patriots QB Tom Brady.

  • Top 100: Peyton Manning

    Published: July 3, 2011 at 08:15 p.m.

    Colts QB Peyton Manning was voted the second-best player of 2011 by his peers. Presented by Jon Gruden and Alex Rodriguez.

  • Top 100: Ray Lewis

    Published: July 3, 2011 at 08:08 p.m.

    Ravens coach John Harbaugh and 49ers LB Patrick Willis present the No. 4 player of 2011, Baltimore LB Ray Lewis.

  • Top 100: Troy Polamalu

    Published: July 3, 2011 at 08:07 p.m.

    Steelers DB Troy Polamalu was voted the No. 6 player of 2011 by his peers. Presented by Mike Tomlin and Ben Roethlisberger.

  • Top 100: Darrelle Revis

    Published: July 3, 2011 at 08:06 p.m.

    Jets coach Rex Ryan presents the No. 8 player of 2011 as voted by the players, his very own CB Darrelle Revis.

  • Top 100: Andre Johnson

    Published: July 3, 2011 at 08:04 p.m.

    Dolphins LB Channing Crowder, Ravens LB Terrell Suggs and Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio present the No. 7 player of 2011, Texans WR Andre Johnson.

  • Top 100: Prime's top 10

    Published: July 3, 2011 at 08:03 p.m.

    See who Deion Sanders ranks No. 1 on his top 10 players of 2011 list.

  • Top 100: Drew Brees

    Published: July 3, 2011 at 08:02 p.m.

    Super Bowl XLIV MVP Drew Brees was voted the No. 9 player of 2011 by his peers. Presented by Jonathan Vilma and Sean Payton.

  • Prime selection: Reed vs. Polamalu

    Published: July 3, 2011 at 07:47 p.m.

    Who is the best safety in the NFL? Deion Sanders and Ed Reed share their thoughts.

  • Top 100: Brady vs. Manning

    Published: July 1, 2011 at 08:10 p.m.

    Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are a lock to make the top 10 in our "Top 100 Players of 2011." Where will they fall on the list? "NFL Total Access" debates.

  • Top 100: Top 10 snubs

    Published: June 30, 2011 at 07:34 p.m.

    Which players not voted in the top 10 deserve to be there? "NFL Total Access" debates.

  • Top 100: Who's the best defender?

    Published: June 30, 2011 at 07:26 p.m.

    Jamie Dukes and Willie McGinest debate which defensive player should rank highest among "The Top 100 Players of 2011."

  • Top 100: Who should be No. 1?

    Published: June 27, 2011 at 07:55 p.m.

    Jamie Dukes and Michael Lombardi weigh in on who deserves to be named the best player in the NFL.

  • Debating Rodgers' ranking: Too high or too low?

    Published: June 26, 2011 at 09:46 p.m.

    NFL Network analysts debate Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' ranking as the 11th-best player of 2011.

  • Ware: 'I should have been No. 1'

    Published: June 26, 2011 at 09:32 p.m.

    Cowboys OLB DeMarcus Ware says he should have been voted as the best player of 2011, not the 12th.

  • Vick ranked too high?

    Published: June 26, 2011 at 09:31 p.m.

    NFL Network analysts react to Eagles QB Michael Vick's place on "The Top 100 Players of 2011."

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Top 100:Players of 2011

  • 100.D. McNabb Redskins, QB
  • 99.C. Clifton Packers, OT
  • 98.D. McFadden Raiders, RB
  • 97.S. Phillips Chargers, DE
  • 96.N. Collins Packers, S
  • 95.J. Beason Panthers, LB
  • 94.F. Gore 49ers, RB
  • 93.E. Berry Chiefs, S
  • 92.L. Briggs Bears, LB
  • 91.T. Owens Bengals, WR
  • 90.J. Flacco Ravens, QB
  • 89.A. Wilson Cardinals, S
  • 88.V. Davis 49ers, TE
  • 87.J. Gross Panthers, OT
  • 86.J. Freeman Buccaneers, QB
  • 85.J. Babin Titans, DE
  • 84.J. Cribbs Browns, WR
  • 83.M. Williams Buccaneers, WR
  • 82.L. Woodley Steelers, LB
  • 81.B. Raji Packers, DT
  • 80.J. Allen Vikings, DE
  • 79.D. Ferguson Jets, OT
  • 78.D. Clark Colts, TE
  • 77.C. Snee Giants, G
  • 76.S. Holmes Jets, WR
  • 75.J. Ratliff Cowboys, DE
  • 74.G. Jennings Packers, WR
  • 73.T. Cole Eagles, DE
  • 72.T. Romo Cowboys, QB
  • 71.M. Williams Texans, DE
  • 70.M. Austin Cowboys, WR
  • 69.J. Abraham Falcons, DE
  • 68.A. Rolle Giants, S
  • 67.B. Waters Chiefs, G
  • 66.R. Seymour Raiders, DE
  • 65.V. Leach Texans, RB
  • 64.T. Hali Chiefs, DE
  • 63.C. Wake Dolphins, LB
  • 62.J. Mayo Patriots, LB
  • 61.B. Marshall Dolphins, WR
  • 60.J. Tuck Giants, DE
  • 59.J. Saturday Colts, C
  • 58.B. Lloyd Broncos, WR
  • 57.A. Gurode Cowboys, C
  • 56.R. Rice Ravens, RB
  • 55.C. Nicks Saints, G
  • 54.A. Samuel Eagles, CB
  • 53.M. Colston Saints, WR
  • 52.M. Ryan Falcons, QB
  • 51.N. Suh Lions, DT
  • 50.W. Welker Patriots, WR
  • 49.B. Urlacher Bears, LB
  • 48.C. Bailey Broncos, CB
  • 47.N. Mangold Jets, C
  • 46.T. Gonzalez Falcons, TE
  • 45.D. Bowe Chiefs, WR
  • 44.R. Mathis Colts, DE
  • 43.J. Thomas Browns, T
  • 42.M. Turner Falcons, RB
  • 41.B. Roethlisberger Steelers, QB
  • 40.T. Suggs Ravens, LB
  • 39.L. Mankins Patriots, G
  • 38.S. Jackson Rams, RB
  • 37.J. Vilma Saints, LB
  • 36.J. Witten Cowboys, TE
  • 35.V. Wilfork Patriots, DT
  • 34.J. Evans Saints, T
  • 33.J. Charles Chiefs, RB
  • 32.D. Hester Bears, WR
  • 31.R. Wayne Colts, WR
  • 30.M. Jones-Drew Jaguars, RB
  • 29.D. Jackson Eagles, WR
  • 28.J. Long Dolphins, T
  • 27.C. Johnson Lions, WR
  • 26.P. Rivers Chargers, QB
  • 25.A. Foster Texans, RB
  • 24.R. White Falcons, WR
  • 23.P. Willis 49ers, LB
  • 22.A. Gates Chargers, TE
  • 21.J. Harrison Steelers, LB
  • 20.M. Vick Eagles, QB
  • 19.C. Matthews Packers, LB
  • 18.N. Asomugha Raiders, CB
  • 17.H. Ngata Ravens, DT
  • 16.C. Woodson Packers, CB
  • 15.D. Freeney Colts, DE
  • 14.L. Fitzgerald Cardinals, WR
  • 13.C. Johnson Titans, RB
  • 12.D. Ware Cowboys, LB
  • 11.A. Rodgers Packers, QB
  • 10.J. Peppers Bears, DE
  • 9.D. Brees Saints, QB
  • 8.D. Revis Jets, CB
  • 7.A. Johnson Texans, WR
  • 6.T. Polamalu Steelers, S
  • 5.E. Reed Ravens, S
  • 4.R. Lewis Ravens, LB
  • 3.A. Peterson Vikings, RB
  • 2.P. Manning Colts, QB
  • 1.T. Brady Patriots, QB
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