Monday, May 23, 2011
Eleven WRs ahead of Marshall on NFL list
The NFL Network's list of "The Top 100: Players of 2011" resumed Sunday night with Nos. 61 through 70. Three more AFC East players were named.
The rundown of AFC East residents so far:
The NFL Network's list is based on ballots submitted by NFL players.
Eighteen receivers are in the top 100. Eleven receivers rank ahead of Marshall.
"The guy can do everything," Kurt Warner said on the review show. "I'm hard pressed to find 11 guys at that position that are better than him."
Added fellow analyst Warren Sapp: "I think that might have a little something to do with his quarterback [Chad Henne] that was throwing him the ball. Normally when you have a good combination, they both rise. When you have a bad combination, somebody has to suffer. Brandon suffered."
Mayo is the first of five New England Patriots on the list of 100. Quarterback Tom Brady probably will be No. 1. Nose tackle Vince Wilfork also will pop up at some point. Who will be the other Patriots? Left guard Logan Mankins and slot receiver Wes Welker are safe bets, but rookie cornerback Devin McCourty started in the Pro Bowl.
Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour was No. 66. The Patriots dealt Seymour two years ago for a first-round draft choice that brought Colorado tackle Nate Solder last month.