- Michael C. Wright, ESPN Staff Writer
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The NFLRank project kicked off Day 2 on Tuesday as ESPN ranked the top 100 players on offense and defense, with No. 83 for the Chicago Bears making the cut at No. 82 on the list.
In the grouping of players ranked from Nos. 81 through 90, Bears tight end Martellus Bennett was the only player at the position to make the cut, registering one spot above Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris, and one slot below San Francisco offensive tackle Anthony Davis.
None of Chicago’s defensive players was ranked between 81 through 100, but more than likely some Bears are coming up.
Bennett tied for seventh in receptions (65) last season, ninth in receiving yardage (759) and 11th in touchdowns (5) among tight ends.
Surely, the gregarious Bennett won’t like where he falls in this year’s rankings. But hey, there’s always next season.
Quarterback Jay Cutler became the first player to make the list on Monday, cracking the top 100 at No. 93.