Top 100 Players of 2015: Two More Baltimore Ravens Make the List


Players 90-81 of the Top 100 Players of 2015 were released last night, and the Baltimore Ravens have added two more players to the list, which makes four total so far. Terrell Suggs came in at 84, and Haloti Ngata came in at 82. Both players suffered from significant drops over last season’s rankings, but more on that in a bit.

Terrell Suggs has made the list every year that it has existed, which is quite a feat. However, this was by far his worst ranking as Suggs dropped a whopping 58 spots from 2013. In 2013, Suggs had 80 tackles, 10 sacks, and a fumble recovery. In 2014, he had 61 tackles, 12 sacks (tying his 2nd best season sack record), a safety, and a playoff interception.

Now I don’t know about you, but I think the drop is ridiculous. Suggs continued to be the face of the Ravens’ defense and had a much better season in 2014.

What may have contributed to Suggs’ drop was Elvis Dumervil’s monster season. Though 12 sacks is very good, 17 does somewhat throw some shade over it. I certainly hope Dumervil ranks highly on the list to make up for the injustice.

Though Haloti Ngata is now with the Lions, he made the list from his play as a Raven. Along with Suggs, Ngata has made the list every year that it has been released. Also like Suggs, Ngata suffered from a significant drop in his ranking, though not as significant as Suggs’.

Ngata dropped from 45 to 82, and again it’s pretty hard to justify. He remained one of the NFL’s premier 2-gap defensive tackles in 2014, even leading the team in interceptions.  Ngata also saw improvements in most of his stats even though he missed the last four games of the season.

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Of course, it’s hard to know whether these players have truly been underrated or not until the entire list is revealed. As it stands, Suggs is the only outside linebacker currently on the list (second if you consider DeMarcus Ware a linebacker), and Ngata is the second defensive tackle, 10 spots ahead of the Rams’ Aaron Donald.

Yet again, we’ll have to wait for the rest of the list to be revealed to pass final judgement.  But just two weeks in and with four players already on the list, it certainly looks like this could be a good year for the Baltimore Ravens.

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