Baltimore Ravens: Justin Forsett Ranked Way Too High in NFL Top 100


The NFL Top 100 on NFL Network has released players 70 through 61 in their annual list that is judged by the NFL players, and of course, it is filled with questions that leave you wondering what exactly are these guys thinking.

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The Baltimore Ravens have quite the group of players on the list, and running back Justin Forsett is the latest Raven to make it, coming in at No. 65. A few weeks ago, I argued that theBaltimore Ravens were being undervalued by their peers. Joe Flacco, C.J. Mosley, Terrell Suggs and Marshal Yanda were all revealed in the top 71 through 100, and those rankings are entirely too low for some of the best players at their position.

Today, I am going to tell you why Forsett being ranked the 65th best player in the league is absurd.

Some are going to argue that the list is based on the previous season. Forsett’s play in 2014 was fantastic and deserving of recognition. He was key to the Ravens run to the playoffs and who knows how the running back situation would have turned if he wasn’t brought in. It took seven seasons for Forsett to find a starting gig after backing up some elite backs. He took full advantage of it, rushing for over 1,200 yards and proved to be an effective weapon out of the backfield as well. He is going to be a key part of Marc Trestman’s offensive scheme.

That still does not make him one of the top 100 players in the NFL.

Ranking Forsett ahead of Yanda is another slap in the face to the All-Pro guard. Yanda ranked as the 79th best player and that is disrespectful. It’s mind-boggling that the top player at his position is not ranked in the top-50, and its even more ridiculous that a player that has been excelling for numerous seasons is ranked behind a player who has had ONE good season in seven years. Yanda has everything to do with Forsett making the list at all. 

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Last I checked, Flacco won a Super Bowl. Suggs has a Defensive Player of the Year trophy at home. The one season from Forsett is better than that? No way. That is why it really makes you wonder how the players judge their peers.

The reason this list cannot be seriously is because in the same show that Forsett was ranked No. 65, the best running back over the past decade was ranked just three spots later. You’re telling me that Forsett is on the same level as Adrian Peterson? Say whatever you want about his legal issues – I do not agree with what he did – but this list is about football, and AP is one of the top-five players in the league. His peers know that. They’ve ranked him at 3, 8, 1 and 4 over the past four years, before dropping 58 spots in this year’s list. I understand that he didn’t play in 2014, but the second he gets on the field in 2015, he’s the best player carrying the rock.

This is not an attempt to undermine his success last season, but let’s be real. Forsett is not deserving of the being the 65th best player in the NFL when he is not even the best player on his own team. The voting system is flawed.

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