For the second year in a row, the NFL put out a Top 100 Players of 2012 list. The idea is solid, but it’s very flawed. They give NFL players ballots to fill out and they use the one’s they get to put together this list.
Like many other NFL fans, I have a big problem with this list. So much so, that for the second year I’ll be putting out my own list. For now though, let’s look at where they went wrong with their list.
They actually did a pretty good job with their Top 20. While I would move people around, the group they have in the Top 20 isn’t bad. There’s one name in particular that’s missing though, that just isn’t right. The most dominant TE in the game, Rob Gronkowski is ranked 21. While that’s just outside of the Top 20, he deserves to be in their if not in the top 15. Especially because they found room to put Jimmy Graham in at 14.
Jimmy Graham is a great tight end, but he’s not on the level of Gronk. Gronk had more yards and touchdowns than Graham last season and was unstoppable in the Saints offense.