A week after Matthew Stafford checked in at No. 41 on NFL Network's "Top 100 Players of 2012," Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was revealed as being ranked 38th on the list. This is up from 51st last year, after Suh burst onto the scene with an outstanding rookie season.
Despite statistically falling short in 2011 of what he did during his rookie season, Suh managed to jump up 13 spots in this year's top 100. It's voted on by the players, so it's interesting to see that they have him in the top 40. Going into this year's edition of the series, many believed he would fall or possibly even not make the top 100 at all. Instead, he ended up making the top 40.
With Stafford and Suh already making the top 100, it's likely that Calvin Johnson is the only other Lions player on the list. Detroit certainly has some other talented players, but with only the top 30 left after this week, it'd be really surprising if anybody other than Johnson was still left for the Lions.