Three Denver Broncos players on Pro Football Focus’ Top 50
Pro Football Focus released their Top 50 players for the 2017 season. Three of the Denver Broncos players ended up making the list.
There is a lot of optimism for the Denver Broncos going into the 2017 season. Last year was a tough stretch, going 9-7 and missing out on the playoffs for the first time since the disastrous 4-12 season back in 2010.
With a brand new coaching staff and some new players, the Denver Broncos will be looking to make a splash in 2017. With a defense that does not appear to be slowing down, they could make a difference this season.
Pro Football Focus believes that as well. They have released their Top 50 players for the 2017 season. A lot of big names on this list.
Three Denver Broncos players are on this list. Von Miller sits at number seven, Chris Harris Jr. is at No. 14 and Aqib Talib is at No. 46. I will take a brief look at all three of them and give my takes.
Von Miller- No. 7
There should be no surprise that Von Miller is at the Top Ten of any list of best players. He has shown time and time again how he is one of the most dominating members of the Broncos defense. The only issue I have with him at this spot is that number seven seems a bit low.
I mean, and it always seems to be this way, Khalil Mack is one spot ahead of him on the list. I feel as if Von Miller is a better player than Mack, but that is just my opinion.
Luckily, a good friend decided to make a slight change. Joking aside, it is incredible at how great Von Miller is and this list does give him a solid spot.
Chris Harris Jr.- No. 14
Remember how Broncos Country was upset about Chris Harris Jr.’s spot on the NFL Top 100? Well, this makes up for it. Out of all the cornerbacks on the list, Chris Harris Jr. was the best rated corner. And that I can completely agree with.
He has been such a dominating force on the No Fly Zone secondary for quite some time. I honestly believe he could go down as one of the best players in Denver Broncos history. He has come a long way since going undrafted.
We all look forward to seeing what he can do on the field in 2017.
Aqib Talib- No. 46
Another member of the No Fly Zone makes this list. While Chris Harris Jr. has the dominating, but calm persona, Aqib Talib is completely different. He is the chain snatching, in your face savage. He has become one of the most dominating cornerbacks that I have ever seen.
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So, why is he number 46 on this list? I honestly have no idea. Other than Chris Harris Jr., the other cornerbacks ahead of Talib are Richard Sherman, Patrick Peterson, and Malcom Butler. I do not think I would put Butler ahead of Talib. I feel as if Talib is a better cornerback than Butler.
But that is just my take. It is still impressive to see three Broncos players on the Top 50. Hopefully next year we will get to see more on the list.