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Mario Williams Comes In 71st On NFL Network's Top 100 Players List

The NFL Network, sensing that they'd have a lot of free time on their hands this offseason, commissioned a poll of current players to find out who the best player in the NFL is. I'm sure we'll all be astonished with their Tom Brady-Peyton Manning 1-2 combo, but until we get there, they're releasing the list in reverse order. Texans "outside linebacker" Mario Williams came in 71st in the polling:

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Texans outside linebacker Mario Williams checked in at number 71 on the NFL Network's Top 100 player rankings. The list is pretty interesting, as Minnesota defensive end Jared Allen is ranked 80th, and Super Mario checks in a spot ahead of Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (72).

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You have to figure that WR Andre Johnson is the top Texans player on the list, and 2010 NFL rushing champ Arian Foster is likely on it as well.

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Mario's stock undoubtedly took a hit due to the injuries he's faced the last couple of years, as well as the poor defenses he's played on. So despite being a Pro Bowl threat on a yearly basis at one of the most important positions on the field, it's hard to quibble too much with this ranking. I get the sense that if the writers did the list, he'd rank much lower.

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What do we think about this, guys? Is Mario Williams fairly ranked?

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