MJD lands the 12th spot: but who's better?

“He’s short but he’s not little”, was stated by James Farrior when describing Maurice Jones-Drew. On Wednesday June 20th, NFL.com released the next tier of top ten NFL players from numbers 11-20. The only Jaguar to make this list is Maurice Jones-Drew, at number 12, previously at number 30. MJD Top – 100

Maurice Jones-Drew was this year’s rushing champion, accumulating 1606 rushing yards under stacking boxes. Despite the Jaguars passing woes, he was still able to cash in on 11 total touchdowns. He was also literally carrying the offense on his back, which has earned him the number 12 spot on the countdown.

My first thoughts of seeing MJD at the number 12 spot made me happy to see he is getting more positive recognition despite media outlets talking about his current “holdout” and skipping camp, something he does every year. My second thought however got me thinking to who were the top 10 players the NFL.com has rated.

My list is as follows:

1. Drew Brees
2. Aaron Rodgers
3. Tom Brady
4. Calvin Johnson
5. DeMarcus Ware
6. Adrian Peterson
7. Larry Fitzgerald
8. Darrelle Revis
9. Patrick Willis
10. Eric Weddle

I don’t believe this is a complete list of the top NFL players as many players were over and underrated. However, based on who was left, I compiled this list.

I’d love to debate and see anyones list, let me know what you think.

– Antonio Furgiuele

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Tags: Aaron Rodgers Adrian Peterson Calvin Johnson Darrelle Revis Demarcus Ware Drew Brees Eric Weddle Larry Fitzgerald Maurice Jones-drew Patrick Willis Tom Brady

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