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June 23, 2018

Carson Wentz voted one of the top 10 players in the NFL by his peers

Mercifully, NFL Network’s The Top 100 Players of 2018 weekly series will conclude early next week, when players ranked No. 10 through No. 1 are revealed Monday night. 

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will be among the top 10 players named along with the following players (in alphabetical order):

  1. Le'Veon Bell, RB, Steelers
  2. Tom Brady, QB, Patriots
  3. Drew Brees, QB, Saints
  4. Antonio Brown, WR, Steelers
  5. Aaron Donald, DT, Rams
  6. Todd Gurley, RB, Rams
  7. Julio Jones, WR, Falcons
  8. Von Miller, LB, Broncos
  9. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers
  10. Carson Wentz, QB, Eagles

Previously, four other Eagles players made the top 100 list, which is voted on by the players themselves. Three of them landed laughably low on the list. They were as follows:

(96) Malcolm Jenkins, S: Jenkins is one of the most underappreciated players in the NFL, and the Eagles' defense would not be the same without him due to his rare versatility. He landed behind safeties such as the Titans' Kevin Byard and the Seahawks' Kam Chancellor, whose career may be over.

(95) Lane Johnson, OT: I've said this repeatedly, but Lane Johnson was the best offensive tackle in the NFL last season. Not "right tackle," to be clear. Just the best tackle, period. He was better than Tyron Smith, Trent Williams, or any other name you might throw out. Five offensive tackles were listed ahead of Johnson on the Top 100, despite earning first-team All Pro honors in 2017.

• (69) Fletcher Cox, DT: I'm guessing the players who didn't vote for Cox never had to block him.

(68) Zach Ertz, TE: This ranking is about right for Ertz.

Players who may have an argument that they were snubbed for the list altogether are Jason Peters, Jason Kelce, Brandon Graham, Brandon Brooks, and obviously, Donnie Jones.

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