NFL Network's countdown of the top 100 players of 2014 continued on Wednesday night with the unveiling of spots 40-31. This included the reveal of Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh's spot on the list, and we found out that he came in at No. 40 for the second year in a row.
Last year, Suh dropped to 40th after being 38th in 2012. He was 51st in 2011, so he moved up quite a bit after his second season in the NFL, but he's been stuck at 40 for two straight editions of this list. I suppose this isn't a huge surprise given Suh's reputation, but after registering 49 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 6 passes defended and 1 forced fumble in 2013, I figured he would at least move up from 40.
In any case, with Suh officially on the list, four Lions players have made the 2014 rankings so far:
100. Matthew Stafford
85. Reggie Bush
59. DeAndre Levy
40. Ndamukong Suh
In all likelihood, Calvin Johnson will be the only other Lions player in this year's top 100. He was third in last year's rankings and had 1,492 yards and 12 touchdowns in only 14 games in 2013, so I'd expect him to be toward the top of the list again this year.