The first 49 players on the annual NFL top 100 list voted on by current players were revealed Sunday; three Cowboys made the first wave. CeeDee Lamb (95), Tyron Smith (92), and Zack Martin (68).
Lamb made his first Pro Bowl last season, catching 79 passes for 1,102 yards. He ranked 16th in the league in receiving yards and now becomes the Cowboys WR1. His numbers and ranking on this list should only go up.
Smith is a member of the 2010s All-Decade team. His highest ranking on the top 100 list was in 2017, when he peaked at No. 18. It says a lot about the impact Smith makes on the field, as he has not played an entire season since 2015, yet players still respect how dominant he is.
Look, although voted on by their peers, there are not 67 players who do their job BETTER than Martin. I understand the players vote on the list, but someone will be ahead of him that should not be. For Martin, this is his sixth consecutive appearance on the list. He is also a former member of the 2010s All-Decade Team like Smith. He is a player that should be in the Hall of Fame when his playing career comes to a close.
These lists are awful. Zack Martin at 68? Come on man https://t.co/kgs5xBZYNz
— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) August 15, 2022
The countdown continues on NFL Network Sunday, August 21, with No. 50-31 being revealed at 3:30 p.m. CT and No. 30-21 announced starting at 10 p.m. CT. The final top 20 players on the list will be shown Sunday, August 28, during a three-hour finale beginning at 7 p.m. CT.
The list is just that; I was never a massive fan of them. Plenty of great players get left off each year; some had a better season than those on the list, but it will never change.