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Richard Sherman Unveiled On NFL Network's Top 100 Players Of 2015

Seattle has seven players on NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2015.

The Seahawks have a seventh player on NFL Network's list of the Top 100 Players of 2015.

Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman was unveiled at No. 11 on Wednesday night, when players ranked Nos. 20-11 were revealed on the list determined solely by the votes of current NFL players.

The No. 11 ranking represents a year-over-year drop in standing for Sherman, who made his Top-100 debut at No. 50 in 2013 before jumping all the way up to No. 7 in 2014 to become the League's highest-ranked defensive player. But Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson came in at No. 19 on this year's list and New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis came in at No. 17, making Sherman the top-ranked cornerback in the game heading into 2015.

This past year, the three-time first-team All-Pro and two-time Pro Bowl cornerback didn't collect an interception until a Thanksgiving night game at the home of the NFC West rival San Francisco 49ers, when Sherman came away with two picks of Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick. He went on to record a team-high four interceptions, half of the career-high tying eight interceptions he recorded in 2013 - the most in the NFL that season. Despite the lack of throws that come his way, the Stanford graduate's 24 picks since 2011 lead the NFL and his 68 passes defensed are second-most in the League (Joe Haden, 69).

Sherman joins six of his Seahawks teammates on NFL Network's player-driven list. Free safety Earl Thomas came in at No. 21, quarterback Russell Wilson at No. 22, tight end Jimmy Graham at No. 31, strong safety Kam Chancellor at No. 41, linebacker Bobby Wagner at No. 69, and defensive end Michael Bennett at No. 90. Thomas and Chancellor are the top two players at the safety spot on the network's Top 100 countdown.

The only Seattle player that made last year's list who has yet to appear on 2015's ranks? That would be the team's "Beast Mode" running back Marshawn Lynch, who appeared at No. 14 a year ago. Expect to hear Lynch's name called when the network's countdown concludes next Wednesday with players ranked Nos. 10-1.

Here are players ranked No. 100-11 which have been revealed so far:

100. Randall Cobb – Green Bay Packers, WR
99. Calais Campbell – Arizona Cardinals, DE
98. Adam Vinatieri– Indianapolis Colts, K
97. Joe Flacco– Baltimore Ravens, QB
96. Jurrell Casey– Tennessee Titans, DE
95. Emmanuel Sanders– Denver Broncos, WR
94. CJ Mosley– Baltimore Ravens, LB
93. Jason Witten– Dallas Cowboys, TE
92. Aaron Donald– St. Louis Rams, DT
91. Julian Edelman– New England Patriots, WR/PR 

90. Michael Bennett – Seattle Seahawks, DE
89. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers, TE
88. Glover Quin– Detroit Lions, S
87. DeMarcus Ware– Denver Broncos, OLB
86. Eric Weddle– San Diego Chargers, S
85. Golden Tate– Detroit Lions, WR
84. Terrell Suggs– Baltimore Ravens, LB
83. Maurkice Pouncey– Pittsburgh Steelers, C
82. Haloti Ngata– Detroit Lions, DT
81. Darren Sproles– Philadelphia Eagles, RB/RS 

80. Arian Foster – Houston Texans, RB
79. Marshal Yanda – Baltimore Ravens, OL
78. Ryan Kerrigan– Washington Redskins, LB
77. Matt Ryan– Atlanta Falcons, QB
76. Sen'Derrick Marks– Jacksonville Jaguars, DT
75. Mike Evans– Tampa Bay Buccaneers, WR
74. Muhammad Wilkerson– New York Jets, DE
73. Cam Newton– Carolina Panthers, QB
72. Kyle Williams– Buffalo Bills, DT
71. Julius Peppers– Green Bay Packers, LB 

70. Tamba Hali – Kansas City Chiefs, LB
69. Bobby Wagner – Seattle Seahawks, LB
68. Larry Fitzgerald– Arizona Cardinals, WR
67. Tashaun Gipson– Cleveland Browns, S
66. DeAndre Levy– Detroit Lions, LB
65. Justin Forsett– Baltimore Ravens, RB
64. Charles Woodson– Oakland Raiders, S
63. Jerry Hughes– Buffalo Bills, DE
62. Adrian Peterson– Minnesota Vikings, RB
61. Jeremy Maclin– Kansas City Chiefs, WR 

60. Eddie Lacy – Green Bay Packers, RB
59. Vontae Davis – Indianapolis Colts, CB
58. Connor Barwin– Philadelphia Eagles, LB
57. Brandon Marshall– New York Jets, WR
56. Lavonte David– Tampa Bay Buccaneers, LB
55. Sheldon Richardson– New York Jets, DE
54. Steve Smith– Baltimore Ravens, WR
53. Marcell Dareus– Buffalo Bills, DT
52. Antonio Gates– San Diego Chargers, TE
51. Clay Matthews– Green Bay Packers, LB 

50. DeSean Jackson – Washington Redskins, WR
49. Khalil Mack – Oakland Raiders, LB
48. Matt Forte– Chicago Bears, RB
47. Trent Williams– Washington Redskins, OT
46. Elvis Dumervil– Baltimore Ravens, LB
45. Julius Thomas– Jacksonville Jaguars, TE
44. Robert Quinn– St. Louis Rams, DE
43. Philip Rivers– San Diego Chargers, QB
42. Mario Williams– Buffalo Bills, DE
41. Kam Chancellor– Seattle Seahawks, S 

40. Jason Peters – Philadelphia Eagles, OT
39. Cameron Wake – Miami Dolphins, DE
38. Brent Grimes– Miami Dolphins, CB
37. A.J. Green– Cincinnati Bengals, WR
36. Tyron Smith– Dallas Cowboys, OT
35. T.Y. Hilton– Indianapolis Colts, WR
34. Tony Romo– Dallas Cowboys, QB
33. Von Miller– Denver Broncos, LB
32. Odell Beckham Jr.– New York Giants, WR
31. Jimmy Graham– Seattle Seahawks, TE 

30. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints, QB
29. LeSean McCoy – Buffalo Bills, RB
28. Gerald McCoy– Tampa Bay Buccaneers, DT
27. Justin Houston– Kansas City Chiefs, LB
26. Ben Roethlisberger– Pittsburgh Steelers, QB
25. Joe Thomas– Cleveland Browns, OT
24. Ndamukong Suh– Miami Dolphins, DT
23. Joe Haden– Cleveland Browns, CB
22. Russell Wilson– Seattle Seahawks, QB
21. Earl Thomas– Seattle Seahawks, S 

20. Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos, WR
19. Patrick Peterson – Arizona Cardinals, CB/PR
18. Jordy Nelson– Green Bay Packers, WR
17. Darrelle Revis– New York Jets, CB
16. Le'Veon Bell– Pittsburgh Steelers, RB
15. Dez Bryant– Dallas Cowboys, WR
14. Luke Kuechly– Carolina Panthers, LB
13. Julio Jones– Atlanta Falcons, WR
12. Jamaal Charles– Kansas City Chiefs, RB
11. Richard Sherman– Seattle Seahawks, CB 

As a reminder, this list is determined solely by the votes of current NFL players.


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