The NFL Network released the final group of their Top 100 Players of 2012. The countdown is made from votes by the NFL players, and demonstrates how they feel about their fellow competitors. The final group, the top 10 players from the league, was not overly surprising.
The group featured three quarterbacks, two wide receivers, two linebackers, one running back, one cornerback, and one defensive tackle.
Maybe more interesting is the"overrated" and "underrated" vote fans can make on the NFL Network's website. Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Darrelle Revis, and DeMarcus Ware are all "overrated" according to the fans.
Meanwhile, the Dolphins only had one player crack the Top 100 players list. Left tackle Jake Long was the 59th player, falling from his 2011 ranking of 28. Long, who suffered through injuries throughout the season, missed two games, the first time he has missed playing time since joining the league. His 59th position ranked him as the fourth best lineman in the league, behind New Orleans Saints guard Jahri Evans (32nd), Philadelphia Eagles tackle Jason Peters (42nd), and Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey.
The Top 10 NFL Players for 2012 are:
1. Aaron Rodgers, Quarterback, Green Bay Packers
2. Drew Brees, Quarterback, New Orleans Saints
3. Calvin Johnson, Wide Receiver, Detroit Lions
4. Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots
5. Darrelle Revis, Cornerback, New York Jets
6. DeMarcus Ware, Linebacker, Dallas Cowboys
7. Larry Fitzgerald, Wide Receiver, Arizona Cardinals
8. Adrian Peterson, Running Back, Minnesota Vikings
9. Haloti Ngata, Defensive Tackle, Baltimore Ravens
Patrick Willis, Linebacker, San Francisco 49ers