Pro Football Focus released its list of the top 101 NFL players for the 2017 season, and five Patriots made the list. Tom Brady topped the New England players at #2 (behind only the Rams' Aaron Donald), while Rob Gronkowski, Stephon Gilmore, Trey Flowers, and Dion Lewis rounded out the list.
Gronkowski finished eighth, making the Pats the only team with two players in the top 10. Gilmore placed 73rd, with Flowers 75th and Lewis 76th.
This marks the second consecutive year the Patriots have placed five players on the list, with Tom Brady claiming the top spot last year along with Malcolm Butler, Devin McCourty, Nate Solder, and Marcus Cannon.