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Five Lions players make NFL Network's top 100

A total of five Detroit Lions were in NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2015.

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On Wednesday night, the final 10 spots in NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2015 were unveiled. As a result, we found out that Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson was voted the No. 6 player of 2015 by his peers. This was a slight drop from his No. 2 ranking a year ago, but Johnson is still viewed as one of the NFL's top players.

With Johnson's inclusion in this year's countdown now official, the Lions ended up finishing with five players in the top 100:

88. S Glover Quin
85. WR Golden Tate
82. DT Haloti Ngata
66. LB DeAndre Levy
6. WR
Calvin Johnson

The Lions also had five players in last year's top 100, but there are a few new names this year. Here's where Lions players were ranked in 2014:

100. QB Matthew Stafford
85. RB Reggie Bush
59. LB DeAndre Levy
40. DT Ndamukong Suh
2. WR Calvin Johnson

Matthew Stafford did not make this year's top 100, nor did Reggie Bush, who is now with the San Francisco 49ers. Ndamukong Suh, who jumped up to 24th this year, is also no longer on the Lions after joining the Miami Dolphins this offseason.

The lone holdovers from last year's list for the Lions are DeAndre Levy and Johnson. Levy somehow managed to fall from 59th to 66th despite having another solid season, and Johnson also moved down a bit. On the flip side, Glover Quin and Golden Tate both made the top 100 after being unranked last year, and Haloti Ngata remained in the top 100 after joining the Lions via a trade this offseason.

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