Which Eagles Have Been Left Out of the Top 100?


This Sunday night, Asante Samuel will become the second Philadelphia Eagle to appear on the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2011 list, landing somewhere between 60 and 51. Trent Cole, the Pro Bowl defensive end, fell in at 73.

According to NFL Network analysts, there are four total Eagles on the list, two of which have already been revealed. Predictably, the next two are going to be Desean Jackson and Michael Vick – perennial Pro Bowlers and two of the most popular players in the NFL right now.

But while these four Birds were expected to land on the list, their selection means that a number of possible contenders are now for sure going to be left out. Shady McCoy, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Peters, Quintin Mikell…any one of these players could easily be considered one of the best in the league at their position. So which slight pisses you off the most? Let us hear about it in the comments.

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  • Mark

    Gotta be the fact that Maclin got snubbed. Just look at some stats comparing him to D Jax.
    Maclin: 70 receptions 964 yards 10 tds 13 plays of 20+ yards and 45 catches for a first down.
    Jackson: 47 receptions 1056 yards 6 tds 21 plays of 20+ yards and 33 catches for a first down.
    These stats show that Maclin is arguably one of the best possession receivers in the league right now. If I had to place where Maclin should fall I would go with between 40 and 50. I guarantee that Maclin would be a number 1 receiver with most of the teams in the NFL right now

  • Keith Heumiller

    Totally agreed. I’d take J-Mac over Miles Austin any day. Gonna be really intriguing to see the strides both he and Shady make in year three.

    I think DJax deserves to be ranked higher though. Not only does he contribute more (punt returns, end-arounds), he’s double-covered a lot more often than Maclin. I’m not taking anything away from 18 – he definitely should be between 40 and 50 on this list, like you said – I just wouldn’t say he’s better than 10.