» Le'Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
» Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots
» Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints
» Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
» Aaron Donald, DT, Los Angeles Rams
» Todd Gurley, RB, Los Angeles Rams
» Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons
» Von Miller, LB, Denver Broncos
» Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
» Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles
A strong case can be made for each one of these guys to be in the top 10, but is there another player who deserves a spot in the elite group? Who is the biggest snub?
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The Carolina linebacker is one of the better players at his position to come into the league since 1970. A three-down 'backer with great instincts, Kuechly can play the run and excels in space. In six NFL seasons, he's piled up 930 tackles, according to the coach's film, and 15 interceptions. The Panthers lost key players to injury in 2017, but the defense finished seventh overall and was third against the run. That's a testament to Kuechly's leadership and ability.
Wilson will never be a prototype dropback passer, but that doesn't limit his effectiveness. The Seahawks have won 65 games in Wilson's first six seasons, and he possesses the arm, legs, smarts and poise to do everything in the league. He's excellent in third-down efficiency and has run for 3,275 yards and 16 touchdowns, averaging an even 6 yards per carry.