Thursday, July 21, 2011
AFC East's best: No. 2 Darrelle Revis
The countdown of my top 25 AFC East players continues, one weekday at a time ...
About the choice: Darrelle Revis is a superstar cover cornerback and the key to the New York Jets' defense. His lockdown skills allow the players in front of him to get creative in Rex Ryan's aggressive defense, but he's also solid against the run and is an efficient tackler. Revis has been voted to the Pro Bowl three years running and chosen first-team All-Pro the past two seasons, overcoming a hamstring injury that impaired him for the first two games and then forced him off the field until Week 5. But he rebounded to elite form. From Halloween through Thanksgiving, he limited Greg Jennings, Calvin Johnson, Andre Johnson and Terrell Owens to nine catches for 74 yards.
Key fact: In their playoff game, Revis kept Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne to one catch for 1 yard.
Hint about No. 1: If you don't know by now, then you shouldn't be trusted with a computer.
- 3. Jake Long, Dolphins left tackle
- 4. Vince Wilfork, Patriots nose tackle
- 5. Nick Mangold, Jets center
- 6. Logan Mankins, Patriots left guard
- 7. Jerod Mayo, Patriots inside linebacker
- 8. Cameron Wake, Dolphins outside linebacker
- 9. D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Jets left tackle
- 10. Santonio Holmes, Jets receiver
- 11. Kyle Williams, Bills defensive tackle
- 12. Brandon Marshall, Dolphins receiver
- 13. David Harris, Jets inside linebacker
- 14. Devin McCourty, Patriots cornerback
- 15. Wes Welker, Patriots receiver
- 16. Karlos Dansby, Dolphins linebacker
- 17. Fred Jackson, Bills running back
- 18. Sebastian Vollmer, Patriots right tackle
- 19. Steve Johnson, Bills receiver
- 20. Vontae Davis, Dolphins cornerback
- 21. Bart Scott, Jets inside linebacker
- 22. Randy Starks, Dolphins defensive lineman
- 23. Dustin Keller, Jets tight end
- 24. Kendall Langford, Dolphins defensive end
- 25. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots tight end