Eagles star Darius Slay ranked 77th on NFL Network’s Top 100 Players list

Darius Slay #2, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Darius Slay #2, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /

It’s an old saying, but it isn’t any less poignant than it was when it was used more frequently way back in the old days. Game recognizes game. Every year, NFL Network releases its Top 100 Players Ranking. It’s always good for creating a few friendly debates, especially when it comes to discussing the Philadelphia Eagles who made the list and whether or not they’re ranked too high or low.

The first Eagle unveiled was Darius Slay at number 77. Again, game recognizes game.

Now, it’s easy to state that he probably ought to be ranked higher. After all, he’s coming off of a season in which he earned a Pro Bowl nod. Then again, this is a list that’s crafted by players’ votes, so we won’t argue too much. They’re the guys that battle it out on a week-by-week basis, so it would stand to reason that they know what they’re talking about.

After all, one’s opinion is only as valuable as their knowledge of the subject. We’re biased though. Slay is one of ours, so of course we’re going to argue for a recount of thee votes.

Expect another A1 performance from Big Play Slay during the Eagles’ 2022 season.

Slay racked 52 tackles, three interceptions, nine pass breakups, and three defensive touchdowns during the 2021-2022 NFL season. That gives him 111 tackles, four picks, and 15 PBUs during his 31-game regular-season stint in the City of Brotherly Love. Another quality season is most certainly on the horizon.

The Eagles added James Bradberry on May 18th, and with Avonte Maddox also in the mix, the Birds have their best cornerback trio in a long, long time. Fireworks are expected. That’s for good reason.

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