Three Eagles Make NFL Network Top-100 List for 2021
The votes have been counted and the players on the annual NFL Network Top-100 list has been revealed.
The Eagles had three veteran players land on the annual list, as voted on by players around the league.
Defensive end Brandon Graham was the first to be revealed at No. 99 followed by center Jason Kelce, who landed at 92.
Graham, who made the Pro Bowl for the first-time in his career, has 8.5 and 8.0 sacks over his last two seasons.
Leading the Eagles in QB pressures (49), hurries (30), hits (24) and sacks (eight), Graham has continued to display a menacing presence on the Philadelphia defensive line. Starting in 79 of the last 80 Eagles’ games between 2016 and 2020, Graham’s consistency on and off the field boasts the pass rushing specialist’s ability to be a centerpiece in the City of Brotherly Love.
Kelce, has been the teams starting center since being drafted in 2011 and has started 126 games for the Eagles, starting 16 games in all but two seasons.
Kelce makes his third consecutive appearance in the Top 100, one of just three centers on this year’s list. Entering his 11th season, Kelce is a model of durability, not missing a game in six straight seasons. For each of the past five years, Kelce has been selected to the Pro Bowl or named to the first-team All-Pro.
Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox was the highest ranked Eagle coming in at No. 63.
As the Eagles defense has eroded in recent years, Cox remains a dominant defensive tackle. With opposing offensive lines able to focus on him more than ever, he still was able to regularly collapse the pocket while earning a sixth consecutive Pro Bowl selection. In 2020, he was good for 6.5 sacks and nine tackles for loss, though even that productivity pales a bit to his performance level. Any decline in Cox’s numbers is really a reflection of the decline in his supporting cast.
Cox finished with 41 tackles, 6.5 sacks, had nine tackles for loss and one forced fumble.
The top-10 players will be revealed next Sunday.