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PFF: Joe Thomas is Browns’ best player in the past decade

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No kidding, right?

On Thursday, Pro Football Focus posted an article that listed the best player from every NFL team in the past decade. This is based on the site now having ten years of grading under their belt. Unsurprisingly, LT Joe Thomas was selection for the Browns.

Since entering the league, Joe Thomas has been the benchmark for left-tackle pass protection. He has led NFL OTs in overall grade twice, been ranked in the top two four times, and never graded out lower than seventh-best. Thomas has produced five-straight years with three or fewer sacks allowed, and may currently be playing his best football yet heading into his 10th NFL season.

Maybe it’d be more interesting to think about who you’d pick besides Thomas. I think it’d have to be K Phil Dawson.

Take a moment to think about who PFF named as the top player of the decade for the other three teams in the AFC North. Once you have those names in your head, read below to see if you nailed them.






Baltimore Ravens: RG Marshal Yanda

Cincinnati Bengals: LT Andrew Whitworth

Pittsburgh Steelers: S Troy Polamalu