The Hudsonian’s 2017 Top 200 Preseason Rankings

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By The Hudsonian, Joshua Hudson

Now that most of the NFL transactions have taken place – thanks a lot Ravens and Chiefs – my top 200 rankings can officially be released. Everyone will undoubtedly have opinions on these. Some players I like a lot going into 2017, others not so much. A lot of this will inevitably be wrong come the end of this season after Achillles’ snap, ACL’s tear, concussions occur – you get the idea.

Feel free to drop some comments and tell me where I messed up, what I got right (in your opinion) or if you want to just troll me because you’re bored at work. My top 200 everybody! (Teams and Positional Rankings included with the players.)

* Updated on 7/25/17 to reflect Kenneth Dixon’s season-ending knee injury

* Updated on 8/11/17 to reflect Jay Cutler signing/Ryan Tannehill injury, Quincy Enunwa injury, Ezekiel Elliott suspension, and the trades of Jordan Matthews to Bills and Sammy Watkins to Rams

*Updated 8/31/17 to reflect injuries to Julian Edelman, Spencer Ware, and Cameron Meredith

Overall (Top 200)
Player Team Position
1 David Johnson ARI RB1
2 Le’Veon Bell PIT RB2
3 Antonio Brown PIT WR1
4 Julio Jones ATL WR2
5 Mike Evans TB WR3
6 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG WR4
7 A.J. Green CIN WR5
8 LeSean McCoy BUF RB3
9 Melvin Gordon LAC RB4
10 Michael Thomas NO WR6
11 Devonta Freeman ATL RB5
12 Jordy Nelson GB WR7
13 Brandin Cooks NE WR8
14 DeAndre Hopkins HOU WR9
15 DeMarco Murray TEN RB6
16 T.Y. Hilton IND WR10
17 Jordan Howard CHI RB7
18 Jay Ajayi MIA RB8
19 Amari Cooper OAK WR11
20 Lamar Miller HOU RB9
21 Doug Baldwin SEA WR12
22 Larry Fitzgerald ARI WR13
23 Demaryius Thomas DEN WR14
24 Michael Crabtree OAK WR15
25 Dez Bryant DAL WR16
26 Alshon Jeffery PHI WR17
27 Terrelle Pryor Sr. WSH WR18
28 Isaiah Crowell CLE RB10
29 Rob Gronkowski NE TE1
30 Aaron Rodgers GB QB1
31 Golden Tate DET WR19
32 Leonard Fournette JAX RB11
33 Keenan Allen LAC WR20
34 Todd Gurley LAR RB12
35 Davante Adams GB WR21
36 Drew Brees NO QB2
37 Jarvis Landry MIA WR22
38 Ameer Abdullah DET RB13
39 Emmanuel Sanders DEN WR23
40 Jordan Reed WSH TE2
41 Ezekiel Elliott DAL RB14
42 Tom Brady NE QB3
43 Allen Robinson JAX WR24
44 Bilal Powell NYJ RB15
45 Kareem Hunt KC RB16
46 Ty Montgomery GB RB17
47 Christian McCaffrey CAR RB18
48 Joe Mixon CIN RB19
49 Dalvin Cook MIN RB20
50 Tyreek Hill KC WR25
51 Jamison Crowder WSH WR26
52 Greg Olsen CAR TE3
53 Kelvin Benjamin CAR WR27
54 Matt Ryan ATL QB4
55 Martavis Bryant PIT WR28
56 Stefon Diggs MIN WR29
57 Pierre Garcon SF WR30
58 Mike Wallace BAL WR31
59 Carlos Hyde SF RB21
60 Marshawn Lynch OAK RB22
61 Travis Kelce KC TE4
62 Frank Gore IND RB23
63 Danny Woodhead BAL RB24
64 Willie Snead IV NO WR32
65 Tevin Coleman ATL RB25
66 Mike Gillislee NE RB26
67 Kirk Cousins WSH QB5
68 Adam Thielen MIN WR33
69 Eric Decker TEN WR34
70 Sterling Shepard NYG WR35
71 DeVante Parker MIA WR36
72 Theo Riddick DET RB27
73 Zach Ertz PHI TE5
74 Mark Ingram NO RB28
75 LeGarrette Blount PHI RB29
76 Corey Davis TEN WR37
77 Jordan Matthews BUF WR38
78 Doug Martin TB RB30
79 Derek Carr OAK QB6
80 Paul Perkins NYG RB31
81 C.J. Anderson DEN RB32
82 Kyle Rudolph MIN TE6
83 Jimmy Graham SEA TE7
84 Josh Doctson WSH WR39
85 Sammy Watkins LAR WR40
86 Jeremy Maclin BAL WR41
87 Corey Coleman CLE WR42
88 Robert Kelley WSH RB33
89 Darren McFadden DAL RB34
90 Jonathan Stewart CAR RB35
91 Andrew Luck IND QB7
92 Brandon Marshall NYG WR43
93 DeSean Jackson TB WR44
94 John Brown ARI WR45
95 Chris Hogan NE WR46
96 Tyrell Williams LAC WR47
97 Delanie Walker TEN TE8
98 James White NE RB36
99 Darren Sproles PHI RB37
100 Marcus Mariota TEN QB8
101 Adrian Peterson NO RB38
102 Kevin White CHI WR48
103 Kenny Britt CLE WR49
104 Donte Moncrief IND WR50
105 Rishard Matthews TEN WR51
106 Cole Beasley DAL WR52
107 Randall Cobb GB WR53
108 Martellus Bennett GB TE9
109 Hunter Henry LAC TE10
110 Samaje Perine WSH RB39
111 Terrance West BAL RB40
112 C.J. Prosise SEA RB41
113 Duke Johnson Jr. CLE RB42
114 Matt Forte NYJ RB43
115 Dak Prescott DAL QB9
116 Russell Wilson SEA QB10
117 Mike Williams LAC WR54
118 Latavius Murray MIN RB44
119 Giovani Bernard CIN RB45
120 Eddie Lacy SEA RB46
121 Jack Doyle IND TE11
122 Tyler Eifert CIN TE12
123 Jameis Winston TB QB11
124 Philip Rivers LAC QB12
125 Marvin Jones DET WR55
126 Chiefs D/ST KC DST1
127 Robert Woods LAR WR56
128 Zay Jones BUF WR57
129 Danny Amendola NE WR58
130 Ted Ginn Jr. NO WR59
131 Jalen Richard OAK RB47
132 Alvin Kamara NO RB48
133 Marlon Mack IND RB49
134 DeAndre Washington OAK RB50
135 Derrick Henry TEN RB51
136 Joe Williams SF RB52
137 Broncos D/ST DEN DST2
138 Matthew Stafford DET QB13
139 Julius Thomas MIA TE13
140 C.J. Fiedorowicz HOU TE14
141 Torrey Smith PHI WR60
142 ArDarius Stewart NYJ WR61
143 Jacquizz Rodgers TB RB53
144 Chris Thompson WSH RB54
145 Vikings D/ST MIN DST3
146 Cam Newton CAR QB14
147 Rex Burkhead NE RB55
148 T.J. Yeldon JAX RB56
149 Ben Roethlisberger PIT QB15
150 Patriots D/ST NE DST4
151 Giants D/ST NYG DST5
152 Eagles D/ST PHI DST6
153 Texans D/ST HOU DST7
154 Panthers D/ST CAR DST8
155 Cardinals D/ST ARI DST9
156 Seahawks D/ST SEA DST10
157 Matt Bryant ATL K1
158 Justin Tucker BAL K2
159 Caleb Sturgis PHI K3
160 Matt Prater DET K4
161 Adam Vinatieri NE K5
162 Dan Bailey DAL K6
163 Stephen Gostkowski NE K7
164 Graham Gano CAR K8
165 Sebastian Janikowski OAK K9
166 Nick Novak HOU K10
167 Chargers D/ST LAC DST11
168 Steelers D/ST PIT DST12
169 Tyrod Taylor BUF QB16
170 Coby Fleener NO TE15
171 Austin Hooper ATL TE16
172 Kenny Stills MIA WR62
173 Robby Anderson NYJ WR63
174 Thomas Rawls SEA RB57
175 Wendell Smallwood PHI RB58
176 D’Onta Foreman HOU RB59
177 Shane Vereen NYG RB60
178 Jay Cutler MIA QB17
179 Carson Palmer ARI QB18
180 Andy Dalton CIN QB19
181 Marqise Lee JAX WR64
182 Will Fuller V HOU WR65
183 Jerrick McKinnon MIN RB61
184 Kenyan Drake MIA RB62
185 Cameron Brate TB TE17
186 Dustin Hopkins WSH K11
187 Wil Lutz NO K12
188 Carson Wentz PHI QB20
189 Kendall Wright CHI WR66
190 Breshad Perriman BAL WR67
191 Devontae Booker DEN RB63
192 James Conner PIT RB64
193 Zach Zenner DET RB65
194 Eli Manning NYG QB21
195 Joe Flacco BAL QB22
196 David Njoku CLE TE18
197 Zach Miller CHI TE19
198 Evan Engram NYG TE20
199 O.J. Howard TB TE21
200 Jamaal Williams GB RB66