3 Minnesota Vikings land on PFF’s Top 101 of 2018 list

Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /

Pro Football Focus released their list of the Top 101 Players from 2018 and it included three members of the Minnesota Vikings.

It’s that time of year again where sports websites share their countdowns. The offseason always brings some fun lists of players, teams, plays, or other football-related topics to help the lack of football feel a little less disappointing.

One of the premiere sites when it comes to ranking and rating players is Pro Football Focus. The well-respected service is known for compiling information regarding players and grading individual and group performances.

Recently, PFF released a list of the top 101 players from the 2018 NFL season and three members of the Minnesota Vikings made the list.

It’s nice to see Thielen rated so highly. Not only is his rise to fame from college to an NFL star a wonderful story but the effort he puts into each play is amazing. His PFF grade of 89.5 for 2018 proves just how good he really is. While it’s a little disappointing not to see his partner in crime Stefon Diggs on the list, it is great to see Thielen getting love.

PFF praised Hunter for his consistency over the last four seasons and shared his overall season grade of 78.4. They also noted his 67 total pressures, which go well with his 14.5 sacks. He should continue to be a force to be reckoned with for many more seasons to come.

Smith barely made the cut this year, but that shouldn’t take away from his great season. PFF noted that he was the best safety in the NFL when it comes to tackling efficiency and shared his 2018 overall grade of 79.7.

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Congratulations to Adam Thielen, Danielle Hunter, and Harrison Smith on earning a spot on the list of the top 101 players from the 2018 NFL season from Pro Football Focus and representing the Minnesota Vikings well during last year.