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Jimmy Graham Unveiled On NFL Network's Top 100 Players Of 2015

Tight end Jimmy Graham becomes the fourth Seahawks player to appear on this year's ranks.

He's yet to play an official down in blue and green, but tight end Jimmy Graham - acquired by Seattle in a March trade with the New Orleans Saints - is the fourth Seahawks player to appear on NFL Network's countdown of the Top 100 Players of 2015.

On Wednesday night, Graham was unveiled at No. 31 on the network's list, which is determined solely by NFL players. He joins strong safety Kam Chancellor (No. 41), linebacker Bobby Wagner (No. 69), and defensive end Michael Bennett (No. 90).

It's a slide in the player-driven pecking order for Graham, who was voted the 10th-best player in the League last year, a slot that made him the only tight end ever to appear in the Top 10 of the network's ranks.

At the time of his No. 10 vote, Graham was coming off a 2013 season that saw him haul in 86 balls for 1,215 yards and a career-high 16 touchdowns, the second-most scores in the NFL that year to Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (19). But this past year Graham was hampered by a shoulder injury and his production dipped as a result, one of the likely factors in his year-over-year Top-100 fall to No. 31. He still managed to make a team-high 85 grabs for 889 yards and a team-high 10 touchdowns in 2014, numbers that made the 6-foot-7, 265-pound Graham an attractive option for the Seahawks this offseason, even if it came at the expense of the team's starting center (Max Unger) and 2014 first-round pick (No. 31 overall).

Graham was able to get his feet wet with his new squad during a week of Russell Wilson-led workouts in the Hawaiian Islands this past April. Roughly one month later, after dealing with a loss in his family, Graham joined the club in an official capacity during OTAs (Organized Team Activities).

"It honestly feels like I'm back in college, that's how close each and every person is on this team," Graham said. "The way this team is and the way that this team is run is how it should be for the NFL. It's such a sense of family here and brotherhood. It's been incredible, it really has."

NFL Network's countdown of the Top 100 Players of 2015 continues next Wednesday at 6 p.m. PT with players ranked Nos. 30-21. Four Seahawks that made the list last year - cornerback Richard Sherman (No. 7), running back Marshawn Lynch (No. 14), free safety Earl Thomas (No. 17), and quarterback Russell Wilson (No. 20) - have yet to be unveiled on this year's ballot.

Here are players ranked No. 100-31 which have been revealed so far:

  1. Randall Cobb – Green Bay Packers, WR
  2. Calais Campbell – Arizona Cardinals, DE
  3. Adam Vinatieri– Indianapolis Colts, K
  4. Joe Flacco– Baltimore Ravens, QB
  5. Jurrell Casey– Tennessee Titans, DE
  6. Emmanuel Sanders– Denver Broncos, WR
  7. CJ Mosley– Baltimore Ravens, LB
  8. Jason Witten– Dallas Cowboys, TE
  9. Aaron Donald– St. Louis Rams, DT
  10. Julian Edelman– New England Patriots, WR/PR
  1. Michael Bennett – Seattle Seahawks, DE
  2. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers, TE
  3. Glover Quin– Detroit Lions, S
  4. DeMarcus Ware– Denver Broncos, OLB
  5. Eric Weddle– San Diego Chargers, S
  6. Golden Tate– Detroit Lions, WR
  7. Terrell Suggs– Baltimore Ravens, LB
  8. Maurkice Pouncey– Pittsburgh Steelers, C
  9. Haloti Ngata– Detroit Lions, DT
  10. Darren Sproles– Philadelphia Eagles, RB/RS
  1. Arian Foster – Houston Texans, RB
  2. Marshal Yanda – Baltimore Ravens, OL
  3. Ryan Kerrigan– Washington Redskins, LB
  4. Matt Ryan– Atlanta Falcons, QB
  5. Sen'Derrick Marks– Jacksonville Jaguars, DT
  6. Mike Evans– Tampa Bay Buccaneers, WR
  7. Muhammad Wilkerson– New York Jets, DE
  8. Cam Newton– Carolina Panthers, QB
  9. Kyle Williams– Buffalo Bills, DT
  10. Julius Peppers– Green Bay Packers, LB
  1. Tamba Hali – Kansas City Chiefs, LB
  2. Bobby Wagner – Seattle Seahawks, LB
  3. Larry Fitzgerald– Arizona Cardinals, WR
  4. Tashaun Gipson– Cleveland Browns, S
  5. DeAndre Levy– Detroit Lions, LB
  6. Justin Forsett– Baltimore Ravens, RB
  7. Charles Woodson– Oakland Raiders, S
  8. Jerry Hughes– Buffalo Bills, DE
  9. Adrian Peterson– Minnesota Vikings, RB
  10. Jeremy Maclin– Kansas City Chiefs, WR
  1. Eddie Lacy – Green Bay Packers, RB
  2. Vontae Davis – Indianapolis Colts, CB
  3. Connor Barwin– Philadelphia Eagles, LB
  4. Brandon Marshall– New York Jets, WR
  5. Lavonte David– Tampa Bay Buccaneers, LB
  6. Sheldon Richardson– New York Jets, DE
  7. Steve Smith– Baltimore Ravens, WR
  8. Marcell Dareus– Buffalo Bills, DT
  9. Antonio Gates– San Diego Chargers, TE
  10. Clay Matthews– Green Bay Packers, LB
  1. DeSean Jackson – Washington Redskins, WR
  2. Khalil Mack – Oakland Raiders, LB
  3. Matt Forte– Chicago Bears, RB
  4. Trent Williams– Washington Redskins, OT
  5. Elvis Dumervil– Baltimore Ravens, LB
  6. Julius Thomas– Jacksonville Jaguars, TE
  7. Robert Quinn– St. Louis Rams, DE
  8. Philip Rivers– San Diego Chargers, QB
  9. Mario Williams– Buffalo Bills, DE
  10. Kam Chancellor– Seattle Seahawks, S
  1. Jason Peters – Philadelphia Eagles, OT
  2. Cameron Wake – Miami Dolphins, DE
  3. Brent Grimes– Miami Dolphins, CB
  4. A.J. Green– Cincinnati Bengals, WR
  5. Tyron Smith– Dallas Cowboys, OT
  6. T.Y. Hilton– Indianapolis Colts, WR
  7. Tony Romo– Dallas Cowboys, QB
  8. Von Miller– Denver Broncos, LB
  9. Odell Beckham Jr.– New York Giants, WR
  10. Jimmy Graham– Seattle Seahawks, TE



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