Two Las Vegas Raiders were named to USA Today’s Top 101 players in the NFL rankings but there was one glaring omission from the list
In these dog days of summer it seems like every one is getting on the Top 100 NFL players train, and USA Today is the latest to join. Rather than doing the rankings based on votes from NFL players, USA Today asked two of their writers to put together “14 different lists of the 11 best players at every position,” and then compare them to list the best 101 players in the league. For the Raiders, they were represented twice
As they admit this leads to leaving off some very talented players from different teams and in the case of the Raiders, they leave off perhaps their best offensive weapon but we will get to that in just a minute. The two players they list should come as no surprise as they are easily one of the best players at their respective positions.
- 66. Josh Jacobs, RB, Las Vegas Raiders
- 49. Rodney Hudson, C, Las Vegas Raiders
Josh Jacobs continues his praise-filled offseason as he makes his debut on the USA Today list just a few days after making it to the NFL Top 100 list at number 72. Jacobs is already one of the best running backs in the league and if he continues on this trajectory there should be plenty of Pro Bowls and All-Pro selections in his future.
The Raiders being competitive will only help raise his profile as more and more fans and pundits will see his talents on full display.
Rodney Hudson‘s profile is about as high as you get for an interior offensive lineman, and he comes in at number 49 on the USA Today list. He appears to have been left off the NFL Top 100 list which is a further indictment of those rankings considering he is perhaps the best center in the NFL. Maybe all those defensive lineman and linebackers that he has beat up on didn’t want to give him the credit he deserves.