Malcolm Butler and Dont'a Hightower make NFL's Top 100 list

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For the first time, two of the Patriots' most important players have made it onto the NFL's Top 100 players list.

Cornerback Malcolm Butler is ranked 99th and linebacker Dont'a Hightower is ranked 94th. There are sure to be a few more Patriots players on this list as it gets closer to the top, but it's nice to see Butler and Hightower get some additional recognition.

Hightower and Butler are both responsible for some of the Patriots' biggest plays in the team's history.

Butler, as we all know, intercepted Russell Wilson at the goal line with 20 seconds left in Super Bowl XLIX to win it, and Hightower strip-sacked Matt Ryan in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI to help spearhead the Pats comeback against the Falcons.

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