American football isn't an Olympic sport -- yet. But with the world's best athletes set to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio, we thought we'd get in on the fun by holding a medal competition at nine key positions. NFL Media analysts ranked the top three players at each spot, with points assigned accordingly -- three points for each first-place ranking, two for each second-place ranking and one for each third-place ranking. The points were totaled, resulting in final gold-, silver- and bronze-medal finishers. Below, you'll find the final medal count by team.
Final Medal Count
Gold medal = 3 points
Silver medal = 2 points
Bronze medal = 1 point
6 TOTAL POINTS
5 TOTAL POINTS
4 TOTAL POINTS
3 TOTAL POINTS
2 TOTAL POINTS
1 TOTAL POINT
NFL Summer Games Factoids
» J.J. Watt was the only player to medal in two different position groups (SILVER, edge rusher and interior defensive line).
» Todd Gurley is the only player from the 2015 rookie class to receive a medal (BRONZE, running back).
» Fourteen offensive linemen earned points, the most at any position. Quarterback featured the least players, with just seven earning points.
» The NFC had more total medals (16 to 11) and more gold medals (5 to 4) than the AFC.
» The NFC West netted the most total medals (6) and most gold medals (3).