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NFL Network Top 100: Redskins Recap


NFL Network wrapped up its countdown of the "NFL Top 100 Players of 2016" list this week, and four Redskins found themselves among those receiving honors.*

There are 1,696 players on active game day rosters in the National Football League. To find your name on a list of the Top 100 players from that group is, let's just say, impressive.

Take a look at photos of the four Washington Redskins players who appeared on NFL Network's Top 100 Player of 2016 list.

To make the list as a selection by a committee of your peers - the men you practice every day with, those who you battle against every Sunday – is a far greater testament to your craft.

Trent Williams (85), Jordan Reed (77), Trent Williams (45) and Josh Norman (11) did just that this past season. They were recognized by the other 1,596 as the best of the best. They also put together the best Redskins showing on the NFL Top 100 list since 2013, with Norman being the highest-ranked Redskins player since the list's inception in 2011.

Now, what their peers had to say.                  

Kirk Cousins, Quarterback
2016 Rank: 85
2015 Rank: N/A

"What he was able to do against us this year was ridiculous. Even though we had him down 24-0, he made pass, after pass, after pass, after pass. I hate to even think about it, but it was a great day for him." – Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy

"Back half of the season he played better than any quarterback in this league. I think that was tough for everybody to say and admit, but he was – the back half of the season – the best quarterback in the league." – Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins

"He's that quarterback to be reckoned with in the future." – Teammate DE Ricky Jean Francois

Jordan Reed, Tight end
2016 Rank: 77
2015 Rank: N/A

"I wouldn't call him a tight end. A lethal weapon, put it like that. You can put a safety on him, you can put a linebacker on him, you can do what you want but he's a true talent." – Free agent safety Dashon Goldson

"He's one of those tough assignments. He's slippery man. He's basically a wide receiver in a tight end's body. I think he's becoming one of the top three, top four tight ends in this game." – Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu

Trent Williams, Left tackle
2016 Rank: 45
2015 Rank: 47

"The best player at my position in the NFL today. Being a left tackle is all about consistency and doing your job every single play and I think he does that really well." – Browns left tackle Joe Thomas

"Virtually impossible to beat. I'm still waiting to see what works against him. You can put him up there with the Walter Jones', the Jonathan Ogden's, those types of dominant guys." – Patriots nose tackle Terrance Knighton.

"He's mean out there and I love that...You have to be like that in the trenches. I have a lot of respect for him and I can't wait to play against him this year." – Packers defensive tackle Mike Daniels

Josh Norman, cornerback
2016 Rank: 11
2015 Rank: N/A

"The best DB I have faced would be Josh Norman…I had a go route, right side. I had him beat. I went to put my hands up, I just see some long arms come up and hit the ball away. I'm like 'Man where did he come from?!'" – Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton

"If I was playing against Josh Norman I wouldn't get off the line, probably crap my pants." Colts punter Pat McAfee

"When you look at the guy's ball skills…I don't think any DB in the entire NFL can match what he can do." – Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis

"He can read your eyes better than anybody else, man. You can't second-guess yourself when you're throwing his way. And when he breaks on the ball...see ya." – Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston

Pretty high praise, don't you think?

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