Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, May 18, two days before Redskins OTA’s start.
Morris makes the list
We haven’t paid a whole lot of attention to the NFL Network’s top 100 players of 2013 list. The voting process is suspect. Only 481 players out of over 1700 who were in the league last year voted. They are give ballots and asked to list his top 20 players. Our friends at Pro Football Talk put it this way:
So it’s really not a “top 100″ list. It’s the 100 players who received the highest vote totals from players who attempted to list their personal top 20, presumably without the benefit of all 32 rosters or starting lineups or Pro Bowl qualifiers or anything else that would ensure they aren’t accidentally overlooking someone as they pull 20 names out of thin air.
But, it is of some interest so we’ll take this opportunity to get up to speed. So far, 40 of the 100 have been revealed and three Redskins have made it so far. Trent Williams was No. 99, London Fletcher was No. 86, and, last night, it was revealed that Alfred Morris landed at No. 64.
Unlike some players like Antonio Gates, Morris was perfectly happy with his ranking. “I’m happy with that,” he said when asked about being No. 64. “For my peers to rank me at all in the top 100 in such a talented league, it’s a great feeling just to be ranked.
“Like I said there is a lot of talent around, there are a lot of guys that could have been on this list who are not. But just me being a rookie being able to come in and have my peers in the NFL to even rank me is an honor in itself.”
Morris’ humility serves him well.
Barring a surprise (and the way the list is put together you can’t rule that out) the other Redskin who should be on the list is quarterback Robert Griffin III. We will let you know when his name pops up, probably somewhere in the top 20 or so.
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In case you missed it
- RG2 says RG3 “is doing extremely well”
- Redskins sign draft picks Amerson and Thomas
- Countdown to OTA’s: What is RG3 missing?
- Another running back in the mix?
Days until: OTA’s 2; Training camp 68; Preseason opener @ Titans 82