This is my Top 100 Players of 2012 list, numbers 40-21. If you want a reasoning behind this list, go here. Numbers 60-41. Numbers 80-61. Numbers 100-81
40. Carl Nicks, G, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
As part of the New Orleans Saints offensive line for two years, Carl Nicks is a two time All Pro and has been a big part of the line that keeps Drew Brees healthy. With his success, it’s no surprise he got a nice big new contract to go play for the Buccaneers. The Bucs are hoping he can protect Josh Freeman the same way he did with Drew Brees.
39: Jahri Evans, G, New Orleans Saints
The guard playing on the other side from Carl Nicks, Jahri Evans also has a nice big contract; the biggest for any interior lineman. Nicks is a three time All Pro and 3 time Pro Bowler.