June 07, 2017
Every year, the NFL releases its "Top 100" list, which is a countdown of the Top 100 players leading into the 2017 season voted on by the players themselves.
Previously, Brandon Graham made the list at No. 93, while Malcolm Jenkins checked in at No. 90. This week, Fletcher Cox made an appearance at No. 38. The NFL doesn't let you embed YouTube videos, which is dumb, but you can either watch it here, or just read what his peers said about him below:
"Fletcher Cox is a baller. He's somebody you have to account for. I know every time I'm running a route, I make sure on the way out, I peek where he's at to see if I can give some chip help."
- Rashad Jennings, RB, Giants
"He got that deal for a reason. He’s one of the best D-tackles in football. When do you see a guy making $100 million chasing guys down the field? That guy’s motor does not shut off."
- Justin Pugh, OG, Giants
"His numbers weren’t the same the previous year before, but that’s because everyone knew who the $100 million man was, so we’re not going to let this man get to the quarterback. In the Vikings game he was just mauling those guys back. He made them look like little kids."
- Nolan Carroll, CB, Cowboys
"That facemask he wears – you know what I’m talking about – that one that kind of goes down a little bit. He rocks it though."
- Eric Kendricks, LB, Vikings
"He penetrates. He’s really good at reading the lineman in front of him and getting through, whether it’s a run or a pass."
- Marshall Newhouse, OT, Raiders
"You see what he does to some of those interior linemen, and how he’s throwing guys around, you’d think I was in there trying to block him."
- Malcolm Jenkins
"You have to know where he is and account for him on pretty much every snap. I’ve always felt him in the pass rush just kind of pushing the pocket, and I can still feel him coming, breathing down your neck. He's a force to be reckoned with."
- Kirk Cousins, QB, Redskins
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