NFL Network is once again counting down the top 100 players in the NFL, as voted on by the players. Half of this year's list has been unveiled so far, and three Detroit Lions players were included in the first 50 spots:
100. Matthew Stafford
85. Reggie Bush
59. DeAndre Levy
Levy's spot in the top 100 was just revealed on Wednesday night. He wasn't ranked last year, which isn't a huge surprise considering 2013 was his breakout season. Levy finished the year with 119 tackles, 15 passes defended, 6 interceptions and 1 touchdown. He didn't actually make the Pro Bowl despite his outstanding year, but it's nice to see that Levy is finally getting some recognition for what he did in 2013.
In 2014, Levy is projected to start at linebacker alongside Stephen Tulloch and rookie Kyle Van Noy. It's going to be tough to replicate his 2013 season simply from a statistical standpoint, but if he is indeed able to be a top-60 player in the NFL, perhaps he will get some recognition beyond simply being included in a list like this.