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The NFL's complete top 100 list

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones was revealed as No. 8 on NFL Network’s The Top 100 Players of 2016.

This was Jones' fourth career appearance on the list, and he was the second Falcons player to appear on this year’s list (Devonta Freeman—No. 50).

Here is the link to the segment on Julio from the show:

“Your coach can’t coach you on anything. You’re in position – there’s nothing you can do about it. Julio is just more blessed that you are at this moment.” – Malcolm Jenkins

Here is the final list:

100. Derek Carr – Oakland Raiders, QB

99. Cameron Jordan – New Orleans Saints, DE

98. Jarvis Landry – Miami Dolphins, WR

97. Richie Incognito – Buffalo Bills, OG

96. Sammy Watkins – Buffalo Bills, WR

95. Mike Daniels – Green Bay Packers, DE

94. Gary Barnidge – Cleveland Browns, TE

93. Jeremy Maclin – Kansas City Chiefs, WR

92. Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts, QB

91. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs, TE

90. Matt Forte – New York Jets, RB

89. Allen Hurns – Jacksonville Jaguars, WR

88. Cameron Heyward – Pittsburgh Steelers, DE

87. Julian Edelman – New England Patriots, WR

86. Jonathan Stewart – Carolina Panthers, RB

85. Kirk Cousins – Washington Redskins, QB

84. Tamba Hali – Kansas City Chiefs, LB

83. Telvin Smith – Jacksonville Jaguars, LB

82. Delanie Walker – Tennessee Titans, TE

81. Alex Smith – Kansas City Chiefs, QB

80. Derrick Johnson – Kansas City Chiefs, LB

79. Ryan Kalil – Carolina Panthers, C

78. Chris Ivory – Jacksonville Jaguars, RB

77. Jordan Reed – Washington Redskins, TE

76. Linval Joseph – Minnesota Vikings, DT

75. Jamaal Charles – Kansas City Chiefs, RB

74. Emmanuel Sanders – Denver Broncos, WR

73. Harrison Smith – Minnesota Vikings, S

72. Doug Baldwin – Seattle Seahawks, WR

71. Calais Campbell – Arizona Cardinals, DE

70. Carlos Dunlap – Cincinnati Bengals, DE

69. LeSean McCoy – Buffalo Bills, RB

68. T.J. Ward – Denver Broncos, S

67. Andrew Whitworth – Cincinnati Bengals, OT

66. Earl Thomas – Seattle Seahawks, S

65. Marcus Peters – Kansas City Chiefs, CB

64. Reshad Jones – Miami Dolphins, S

63. Gerald McCoy – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, DT

62. Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos, WR

61. NaVorro Bowman – San Francisco 49ers, LB

60. Reggie Nelson – Oakland Raiders, S

59. Michael Bennett – Seattle Seahawks, DE

58. Kawann Short – Carolina Panthers, DT

57. Clay Matthews – Green Bay Packers, LB

56. Blake Bortles – Jacksonville Jaguars, QB

55. Eric Berry – Kansas City Chiefs, S

54. Thomas Davis – Carolina Panthers, LB

53. Lavonte David – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, LB

52. Chris Harris Jr. – Denver Broncos, CB

51. Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys, WR

50. Devonta Freeman – Atlanta Falcons, RB

49. Fletcher Cox – Philadelphia Eagles, DE

48. Chandler Jones – Arizona Cardinals, DE

47. Eli Manning – New York Giants, QB

46. Philip Rivers – San Diego Chargers, QB

45. Trent Williams – Washington Redskins, OT

44. Tyler Eifert – Cincinnati Bengals, TE

43. Ziggy Ansah – Detroit Lions, DE

42. Tyron Smith – Dallas Cowboys, OT

41. Le’Veon Bell – Pittsburgh Steelers, RB

40. Ndamukong Suh – Miami Dolphins, DT

39. Muhammed Wilkerson – New York Jets, DE

38. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers, TE

37. Marshal Yanda – Baltimore Ravens, G

36. DeMarcus Ware – Denver Broncos, LB

35. Andy Dalton – Cincinnati Bengals, QB

34. Aqib Talib – Denver Broncos, CB

33. Doug Martin – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, RB

32. Kam Chancellor – Seattle Seahawks, S

31. Allen Robinson – Jacksonville Jaguars, WR

30. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints, QB

29. Geno Atkins – Cincinnati Bengals, DT

28. Tyrann Mathieu – Arizona Cardinals, S

27. Larry Fitzgerald – Arizona Cardinals, WR

26. Justin Houston – Kansas City Chiefs, LB

25. Brandon Marshall – New York Jets, WR

24. Darrelle Revis – New York Jets, CB

23. Joe Thomas – Cleveland Browns, OT

22. Todd Gurley – Los Angeles Rams, RB

21. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers, QB

20. Richard Sherman – Seattle Seahawks, CB

19. DeAndre Hopkins – Houston Texans, WR

18. Patrick Peterson – Arizona Cardinals, CB

17. Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks, QB

16. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals, WR

15. Von Miller – Denver Broncos, LB

14. Aaron Donald – Los Angeles Rams, DT

13. Khalil Mack – Oakland Raiders, LB

12. Carson Palmer –Arizona Cardinals, QB

11. Josh Norman – Washington Redskins, CB

10. Odell Beckham Jr. – New York Giants, WR

9. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots, TE

8. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons, WR

7. Luke Kuechly – Carolina Panthers, LB

6. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers, QB

5. Adrian Peterson – Minnesota Vikings, RB

4. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers, WR

3. J.J. Watt – Houston Texans, DE

2. Tom Brady – New England Patriots, QB

1. Cam Newton ­– Carolina Panthers, QB



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