LeGarrette Blount, Julian Edelman make next wave of NFL Top 100 Players List
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NFL Network announced its next wave of Top 100 Players in spots 80-71 on Monday night, and two of New England Patriots’ offensive weapons from last season landed on the list.
Running back LeGarrette Blount was ranked by his fellow players at No. 80, while wide receiver Julian Edelman was voted No. 71.
This is Blount’s first time on the list, as he completed an impressive 2016 season. The running back carried the ball 299 times for 1,161 yards and 18 touchdowns. In three playoff games, Blount had 35 carries for 109 yards and one touchdown.
Despite having his most productive season last year, Blount remains an unrestricted free agent, and his future with the Patriots remains unclear.
This is Edelman’s third time on the list. In 2015, he was ranked 91st, and in 2016, he was ranked 87th. In the 2016 season, the wide receiver caught 98 passes for 1,106 yards and three touchdowns. In the playoffs, he added 21 catches, 342 yards and another touchdown.
Two more Patriots were featured on last week’s list. Cornerback Malcolm Butler came in at No. 99, while linebacker Dont’a Hightower was ranked No. 94.