The Sporting News recently polled a panel of 106 current and former football personalities (players, coaches, executives, including numerous Hall of Famers) to name the top 100 players in the NFL. The feature's on the cover of the latest issue of the magazine.
While four Panthers made the cut, RB DeAngelo Williams was not among them. Here’s a look at the running backs who were named, and their stats from last year.
(Disclosure: I am the local correspondent for TSN, but had nothing to do with the poll)
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Rank Player, team Rush att-yards-TDs
3. Adrian Peterson, Vikings 363-1,760-10
5. LaDainian Tomlinson, Chargers 292-1,110-11
17. Brian Westbrook, Eagles 233-936-9
42. Michael Turner, Falcons 376-1,699-17
43. Clinton Portis, Redskins 342-1,487-9
70. Chris Johnson, Titans 251-1,228-9
77. Willie Parker, Steelers 210-791-5
96. Steven Jackson, Rams 253-1,042-7
Out, DeAngelo Williams, Panthers 273-1,515-18