Should Any Other Browns Have Been in the NFL's Top 100 Players?

No Top 100 for Joe Haden. - CHirs Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Network still has not revealed the Top 10 Players in their Top 100 Players of 2013 feature, but with the Cleveland Browns' best player, OT Joe Thomas, already being slotted at No. 28 on the list, it is clear that no other members of the team will be named to the list in the coming days. That means that Cleveland will finish with a total of two players in the Top 100 -- Thomas at No. 28 overall, and RB Trent Richardson at No. 71 overall. Did any members of the Browns get snubbed? Let's take a look at some candidates:

  • C Alex Mack - The only center on this year's list is the Seahawks' Max Unger at No. 95 overall. If none of the other centers got any love, then Mack didn't really get the shaft. In fact, it says more about Thomas' high ranking as an offensive lineman.
  • ILB D'Qwell Jackson - He made the list at No. 96 overall in 2012. His number of combined tackles were down last year; he had 158 in 2011 compared to just 118 last year. He was pretty much on part in the other categories: sacks, interceptions, and forced fumbles. With Ray Horton coming to Cleveland, Jackson is the prime candidate to see a big boost in production as one of the team's inside linebackers in the 3-4 defense.
  • OLB Paul Kruger - Is there anything wrong about one of the league's highest-paid free agents this offseason not being listed in the Top 100? At least eight outside linebackers cracked the list.
  • CB Joe Haden - This is the big one for me. Haden has been in the league for three years, but has never appeared on the Top 100 list. Considering this is a poll in which players are voting on their peers, does that say anything about the perception of Haden around the NFL? Clearly someone like Joe Thomas was given respect by his peers, but why not Haden? At least eight cornerbacks made the list. Is Haden not one of the top eight cornerbacks in the NFL?

Take a look at the list so far and tell us if there are any players you see who definitely should not have made it, and feel free to predict what the Top 10 will be.

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