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Russell Wilson debuts at No. 51 in NFL Network’s Top 100 players of 2013

Post by Eric Williams on May 23, 2013 at 6:32 pm with 23 Comments »
May 23, 2013 6:38 pm
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) gets off a pass under pressure from behind by Chicago Bears defensive end Corey Wootton (98) in the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) gets off a pass under pressure from behind by Chicago Bears defensive end Corey Wootton (98) in the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

According to his fellow players, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson still remains the No. 3 quarterback of last year’s rookie class.

Although he earned an invitation to the Pro Bowl, Wilson debuted on the NFL Network’s Top 100 players of 2013 at No. 51, which is about where Wilson should be if you ask me.

Washington’s Robert Griffin III and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck have yet to make an appearance, but are expected to be among the top 50 players left on the list.

Wilson joins Earl Thomas (No. 66), Percy Harvin (90) and center Max Unger (95) as Seattle players in the Top 100.

Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman and running back Marshawn Lynch’s name has not been uttered yet, so you have to think he’s among the top 50 best players in the NFL still to be announced.

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  1. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Russell ,(the great) Wilson is climbing up, and moving up!

    Give him two more years to get into the top five.

    BTW- Wilson will help 2-3 other players make it into the top fifty moving forward.

  2. GeorgiaHawk says:

    BTW- This is clearly becoming Wilsons team. Lynch can’t over ride Wilson, (however he makes a great compliment).

    Wilson will spread the rock.

  3. princeaden says:

    Coming in at 51 is fine. From what I can tell, it’s a crapshoot from probably 100 down to about 24. There are a few other Hawks that could make a case to be in there, along with many others. As it stands, it looks like we will have 6 in the top 100, which could just as easily be 10 or more IMO. Go Hawks :)

  4. bsinnitt says:

    Is it August yet? Can’t wait to see our boys in action again. No. 51 is probably about right for Wilson’s season on the whole but if the rankings were based on the last part of the season, (ie the Chicago game on) I think he’d be ranked even higher. With his smarts, work ethic and available weapons I expect him to pick up where he left off at a 30 ppg clip. “Go Hawks!”

  5. Just keep thinking he isn’t that good – I dare ya ;) if the other guys under rate him so be it. I do not believe that he will ever be a guy that puts up huge numbers. (i.e. Troy Aikman) – leads the team, does what needs to be done. and hopefully this will lead to a few superbowl appearances ( or more than a few)

  6. By the end of this season Wilson expects to be #1 on that list. The last QB standing on February 2nd!

  7. Believe someone on the NFL Network said the votes were cast prior to the Seahawks beatdown of the 49ers and subsequent playoff run. Had the voting taken place a couple of weeks later, Wilson may have been much higher.

  8. yankinta says:

    This is just a popularity contest,, I don’t really care about this….

  9. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    yankinta the pro-bowl is a popularity contest. this is the respect of your peers.

  10. HonHawksLSB says:

    #51 is pretty impressive considering RW wasn’t even a top 51 pick in his rookie class.

  11. Seahawks22360 says:

    Thanks for sharing that Hawkfan, that was awesome! Definitely pumped me up even more for the season.

  12. bbnate420 says:

    I like the fact that this list is voted on by the players, but dcbeeh is right that the votes were cast before even the end of the regular season. That seems stupid. I also seriously wonder how many players they actually poll, and also if it is truly a random sample of the players. They said in this last show that Ronde Barber was voted #55, at safety since that’s what he played in 2012, but that he was removed since he retired. You have to be an active player to be on the list. Ronde Barber 11 spots higher than ET as a safety? Give me an effing break. Barber was still good, but he had more opportunities for stats than ET. TB had the worst pass defense in the league in yards allowed and 6th worst in QB rating allowed.

    The best possible list IMO would be a list made up of players, coaches, GMs, scouts, etc. that had a large sample size that was randomly selected. I wouldn’t expect to ever see it.

    P.S. I think they said that Sherm was going to be in the 50-41 show.

  13. Is the other Russell in the top-50? He’s an elite Left Tackle, arguably the best in the game right now. He’s an All-Pro and under 25 years old.

  14. bbnate420 says:

    I’d assume that Sherm, Lynch, and Okung all have to be on the list, but I wouldn’t bet on it. I think Okung is the most likely to get snubbed if one of the 3 does.

  15. seahawksteven777 says:

    I’d like to think Chris Clemons is on this list. He’s been consistent the prior two years and was producing up to the point of the voting for this list.

  16. bbnate420 says:

    Clemons won’t be on it. People like Jared Allen, Cameron Wake, and Julius Peppers have already been revealed. I’d die of shock if Clemons was voted above them.

  17. Clemons is very good, but he’s barely top ten at his position, so he probably won’t make the list.

    Okung, Lynch and Sherman are top five guys at their positions.

  18. yankinta says:

    hawkfaninoklahoma, lol, respect of your peers?? that’s kind of saying popularity contest, isn’t it? :)

  19. sluggo42 says:

    Good video oakie, thanks

  20. I hope being #51 is more of an incentive to RW to become the #1 in player rankings by the end of this year or next.

  21. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    yankinta, no it’s not and if you had played football you would know that.
    players hate sherman’s cocky attitude, they do however respect his skill. that will be why sherman is top 15 . go back and listen to the show, it is not “he is a great guy” it is all about what they do on the field. i am sure there are a lot of CB that are much better liked than sherman, popularity contest they make the list.

  22. If RG3 or Luck had tied the rookie QB TD record it would have been a huge deal. There would be endless stories about it.

    No rookie QB in history has thrown more TD’s than Russell Wilson. And he did it on a team that was last in pass attempts for the entire season! Last! The fewest attempts in the NFL, and the most TD’s of any rookie. That is huge and incredible.

    If RG3 had done that we would be seeing a special gatorade commercial created just to commemorate that accomplishment. But since it was just some guy in Seattle, it seems to be forgotten already.

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