Which are the top 25 NFL players?
With the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl championship victory over the Miami Dolphins in the books, the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens are set to be among the NFL’s elite in the coming years.
Here are five players who were among the league’s best in 2016:1.
New York Jets: WR Marcus Harris, Miami Dolphins (10)The Jets were led by a stellar year from their franchise quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick finished third in the NFL in passing yards (4,076), passing touchdowns (22), and passing yards per game (9.7).
His completion percentage of 74.1 percent ranked second in the league.
The New York native caught 88 passes for 1,059 yards and eight touchdowns.
Harris also had 10 receptions for 104 yards and a touchdown.
Harris is a natural receiver who can make defenders miss.
Harris ran for 1.2 yards per carry in his final two seasons, but he has improved his numbers over the past two seasons.
Harris caught 51 passes for 741 yards and five touchdowns as a rookie last year.2.
Baltimore Ravens: CB Adarius Glanton, Cincinnati Bengals (11)Glanton is an excellent athlete with a terrific arm.
He has been a good cover corner for the Bengals, who have ranked in the top 10 in both coverage and tackling efficiency each of the past three seasons.
He is also a versatile player with a strong playmaking ability, which will allow him to cover multiple positions in the future.
Glanton has made a big jump in his career this season.
He’s been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week and is in the running for Defensive Player’s Association Rookie of the Year.3.
Kansas City Chiefs: CB Corey Davis, Oakland Raiders (12)Davis is one of the NFL leaders in interceptions and has made an impressive jump in the past few seasons.
Davis played in 11 games as a pro this season, but was held without a catch in all of them.
Davis is a tough cover corner with a solid feel for the game.
He was named the AFC Defensive Rookie of Week after starting six games this season and had a team-high six interceptions.4.
Baltimore Colts: LB Marcus Sherels, Cleveland Browns (13)Shels was a surprise inclusion on the NFL draft boards.
The fifth-round pick from Georgia is a tremendous athlete with the physical tools to play linebacker.
He had one sack, six pass breakups, and one forced fumble this season as a starter.5.
Pittsburgh Steelers: CB Jabari Greer, Pittsburgh Steelers (14)Greer is a big, physical corner who plays the run well.
He started in all 16 games this year, and had two interceptions, five pass breakup, and a forced fumble.
He should be a solid cover corner in the pros.
Greer had three interceptions in his first four games of the season.6.
Indianapolis Colts: RB Isaiah Crowell, New Orleans Saints (15)Crowell was one of three rookies who played at least 15 snaps per game this season for the Colts.
Crowell started four games for the Saints and ran for nearly 2,500 yards and seven touchdowns.
He played at a Pro Bowl level in his rookie season, running for 1 and 1.5 yards per carries in the Pro Bowl.7.
Green Bay Packers: TE Andrew Quarless, Cleveland Eagles (16)Quarless was a revelation in his fourth NFL season, rushing for 1 in every game he played.
He totaled more than 1,100 yards and nine touchdowns this season after rushing for 2,547 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2015.8.
Detroit Lions: WR Marquess Wilson, New York Giants (17)Wilson was one half of the Golden Age of NFL wide receivers, and is one-half of the current generation of receivers.
He leads the NFL with 10 touchdowns, a league-high 16 receptions for 213 yards and four scores.
He also led the league in receiving yards with 1,078 yards.9.
San Francisco 49ers: RB Marcus Lattimore, Philadelphia Eagles (18)Lattimore is a freak athlete with great size, strength, and speed.
He averaged 5.3 yards per rushing attempt this season with a career-high 11 touchdowns.10.
Minnesota Vikings: CB Damarious Randall, New England Falcons (19)Randall has started in every regular-season game this year and is a top-notch cover cornerback.
He made an impact in his second season, as he recorded six interceptions in eight games.11.
Houston Texans: CB A.J. Bouye, Jacksonville Jaguars (20)Bouye is a versatile corner who is a better tackler than he is a receiver.
He recorded six passes defended, a career high.12.
Seattle Seahawks: WR Kevin White, Kansas City Chiefs (21)White was a rookie standout in his third season with the Chiefs.
White has had two career