With the NFL common season simply across the nook — the primary recreation of Week 1 kicks off Thursday, Sept. 8 — it is time for our annual NFL Rank, a projection of the highest 100 gamers within the 2022 season.
NFL Rank is a 1-100 rating compiled by greater than 50 ESPN consultants, who’re requested to charge how one of the best gamers will fare in the course of the season. With any rating, after all, there are going to be ideas on the gamers who had been left off the checklist and those that had been ranked too low and too excessive.
We have enlisted a crew of ESPN consultants — Seth Walder, Matt Bowen, Matt Miller and Jordan Reid — to debate the rankings. They recognized eight gamers who had been snubbed, 10 gamers who had been both overrated or underrated, and 4 rookies who’ve the potential to make the checklist in 2023.
Should Justin Tucker and Bobby Wagner have made the highest 100? Who might have been left off the checklist totally? Are Russell Wilson at No. 13 and Derrick Henry at No. 61 underrated or overrated? Who ought to have been within the prime 10, however wasn’t? Could the primary and second picks within the 2022 NFL draft make the checklist a yr from now? We reply all these questions and extra under.
Let’s begin with Walder, who ranked the most important snubs:
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Ranking largest snubs
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