Which Minnesota Vikings will make the player-voted NFL Top 100 list?
The NFL Network will kick off its Top 100 festivities on July 26. Each year, players around the league are asked to vote on the top 100 guys in the business and then NFL Network mashes together those polling results for a ranked list. In the summer 2019 edition, five Minnesota Vikings were selected. Six should get the nod 2020 version.
This analysis will not include Stefon Diggs because was sent to western New York earlier this offseason and the Buffalo Bills will probably claim his Top 100 classification. If he is on this particular list, it is surmised he would rank around No. 50. On 2019’s Top 100 listing, Diggs ranked 73rd and he did show improvement and on-the-field maturity last season.
For snubs, Vikings right tackle Brian O’Neill will probably not make this year’s NFL Top 100 list. He’s trending in the right direction career-wise, but he’s likely not going to be voted onto this list. As a rule of thumb, the rankings are pretty stingy with offensive linemen in general, so O’Neill will probably be no different.
Also, Anthony Harris not making the Pro Bowl in 2019 is a decent indicator he will be snubbed from this list as well. He is probably deserving of the Top 100, but players will not acknowledge him for 2020. The respect factor simply is not there, yet. Unless the player is young and setting the world on fire (Darius Leonard, Derwin James), this ranking club generally needs more than “one good season” to offer its membership.
Nevertheless, let’s look at are the six Vikings that could make this year’s NFL’s Top 100 list with predicted standing.