Cleveland Browns wide receivers Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. made their usual appearance on the NFL’s Top 100 Players list on Monday night.
But should the rankings have been reversed?
The annual list, which is created through a poll of current NFL players by NFL Films, had Landry check in at No. 61, a big jump from his No. 84 ranking of last season.
Landry improved his ranking after a season that saw him have a career-high 1,174 receiving yards - the first time he has cracked the 1,000-yard mark since 2016 - to go with 83 receptions, six touchdown catches and a career-high 14.1 yards per catch.
He also picked up his fifth consecutive trip to the Pro Bowl, all while playing the year with a hip injury that required surgery in the off season.
Beckham showed up quickly after Landry, coming in at No. 59 after his first season with the Browns.
Even though Beckham’s ranking was a large drop from 2019, when he was ranked No. 23, he still had a respectable season with 74 receptions for 1,035 yards and four touchdowns. It was the fifth time that Beckham surpassed 1,000 receiving yards in his six-year career.
Like Landry, Beckham battled an injury all season and had surgery for the core muscle injury during the off season. Despite being hurt, he still managed to play all 16 games in a season for the first time since 2016.
The rankings are all for fun and something to fill the time before training camp starts, but it is still a bit of a surprise that Landry would be ranked lower than Beckham given that he had a stronger season and has been more durable the past three years.
Beckham and Landry join defensive end Myles Garrett, who came in at a shockingly low rank of No. 80, on the list, which reportedly will include one more Browns player.
The rankings will continue tonight at 8 on the NFL Network.