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Matthews Comes in at No. 31 on NFL's Top 100 List

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Matthews Comes in at No. 31 on NFL's Top 100 List

The first member of the Green Bay Packers to appear on the NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2013 came in at No. 31 Thursday night.

Somewhat surprisingly, that player was outside linebacker Clay Matthews.

A member of both the 2012 Pro Bowl and All-Pro teams, Matthews was rated as the No. 2 overall outside linebacker at Pro Football Focus last season.

Presenting Matthews at No. 31 were Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton, Houston Texans offensive tackle Duane Brown, Packers guard Josh Sitton and Chicago Bears offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod. You can watch the NFL Network's video presentation of Matthews here.

Matthews, a four-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro, came in at No. 27 on last year's list.

The Packers had six players on the 2012 list, but figure to only have Matthews and quarterback Aaron Rodgers on this year's version.

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Mojo's picture

You'd think with the most all-purpose yardage in the NFL last year, Cobb would get consideration in the top-100.

Evan's picture

Seems low. I'd say he's top-15 for sure. Then again, this list is utterly meaningless, so...

FITZCORE 1252'S EVO's picture

Precisely.

Oppy's picture

This list is a far more meaningful list than pro bowl selections, because the players on the list are there via peer selection.

There is no fan contingent in the voting, no sports writers making the picks. It's players ranking players, and that makes it at least somewhat more credible than "utterly meaningless".

If nothing else, it is a realistic snapshot of the respect a player garners around the league.

steven's picture

Casey Hayward? Guess I'm partial.

Evan's picture

I imagine Rodgers will be 23 and then the top 22 will be the 49ers starting offense and defense.

Zoso's picture

Make that Rodgers at 24, SF's punter is pretty good too!

SpartaChris's picture

Probably if Cow had his way..

zeke's picture

Rogers will be #25. The 49ers have a kicker and punter, remember.

Point Packer's picture

Rodgers is actually #26 - Colt McCoy is a solid back-up QB.

Cow42's picture

Selective memories must be nice. The 49ers destroyed the Pack 2x last season. They are a far superior team. If it was a vote of rosters from 32 to 1 as opposed to players 100 to 1, the 49ers would be ranked far above the Pack. Go ahead and keep making jokes. You won't be laughing after the Pack starts 0-3.

packeraaron's picture

Being tied going into the 4th quarter is being "destroyed." Got it.

Point Packer's picture

Just added this to my "Best of Cow 2013" database, along with his Sherrod prediction. Can't wait to bring these out as gentle "reminders" during the season.

Oppy's picture

Okay, if Clay ranks in at 31, we already know Rodgers is in here somewhere in below 15 (should be top 5), is that all we're getting, or does Josh Sitton sneak in there ahead of Clay?

He shouldn't be ranked ahead of CMIII, but I think he should have made the top 100.

FITZCORE 1252'S EVO's picture

No effing way.

Mark's picture

I agree fits Rodgers has to be in the top 2 (With Peterson)

Bearmeat's picture

Exaggerating like this to make sure Cow gets a dose of his own medicine.

Well. Done.

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