In his annual ranking of the top 100 players in the NFL, Pete Prisco showed a lot of love for the top guys on the Jacksonville Jaguars.
As names of players on the Jacksonville Jaguars continue to populate NFL Network’s Top 100 list, Pete Prisco of CBS sports has finally come out with his annual ranking of the top 100 players.
Local to Jacksonville, Prisco has always been arguably the most knowledgeable national analysts in regards to the Jaguars over the past decade. He’s probably been too hard at times and somewhat soft at others depending on the state of the franchise.
Currently, he appears to be quite bullish as he had the following 8 players on the list:
"6. Jalen Ramsey15. Calais Campbell 32. A.J. Bouye56. Andrew Norwell76. Telvin Smith77. Malik Jackson79. Yannick Ngakoue81. Leonard Fournette"
I’m not surprised at all by the names on the list – in fact I think Malik Jackson is the only guy he has that won’t be on the top 100 for NFL Network – but the actual rankings are somewhat interesting.
Prisco thinks Jalen Ramsey is not only the best defensive back in football, but also a top 6 player in the league. It’ll be interesting to see if Ramsey’s peers agree when we finally see him on the NFL Network list.
I’m also a little shocked to see Calais Campbell ranked below the likes of J.J. Watt, Luke Keuchly, and Cameron Jordan. Watt in particular doesn’t make much sense because he hasn’t been the Watt of old for two years now essentially. Campbell finished second in the defensive player of the year voting and was vital in propelling the Jacksonville defense to elite status.
The rest of the guys make sense, although I do think having Fournette on the list is a bit premature. It is more reasonable than NFL Network’s ranking (58), but Leonard has to prove he can be more consistent before we brand him as one of the best running backs in the league.
What do you think, did Prisco miss anyone?