Friday, August 23, 2013
#NFLRank: 3 AFC North players in 51-60
By Jamison Hensley
ESPN.com is continuing to reveal its list of the top 100 NFL players. Here are the players from the division that landed in spots 51-60 for offense and defense:
53. Marshal Yanda, Baltimore Ravens guard: The Pro Bowl lineman is considered by many to be the best guard in the league, so this ranking seems low. Yanda gave up no sacks and just four quarterback hits last season.
54. Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh Steelers center: Some may think this is too high for Pouncey. But he's the first center ever to be selected to a Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons.
54. Ryan Clark, Pittsburgh Steelers safety: His outspoken nature often overshadows his work on the field. Clark has quietly put together an impressive career.
Here's a review of the AFC North players who have already made the ESPN.com list:
63. Torrey Smith, Ravens wide receiver
84. Trent Richardson, Cleveland Browns running back
90. Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle
91. Heath Miller, Steelers tight end
95. Antonio Brown, Steelers wide receiver
62. Lawrence Timmons, Steelers linebacker
66. Michael Johnson, Bengals defensive end
69. Paul Kruger, Browns linebacker
83. Ike Taylor, Steelers cornerback
84. Leon Hall, Bengals cornerback
89. Carlos Dunlap, Bengals defensive end
99. James Harrison, Bengals linebacker