NFL Network began counting down “The Top 100 Players of 2013″ on the last night of the draft, and Buccaneer fans immediately had a reason to tune in. Two of the first 10 players revealed on the list proved to be Buccaneers, as S Dashon Goldson landed at #96 and DT Gerald McCoy at #92.
Three weeks later, the network is set to divulge the 61-70 portion of its list – a new group of 10 is unveiled each Thursday night – and Buc fans get to play the guessing game again. There is definitely a Tampa Bay player in that group; who will it be, and where exactly will he land?
The latest episode of the aptly-named Top 100 Players of 2013 Presented by Buffalo Wild Wings series airs on NFL Network at 8:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 16. At 9:00 p.m., the weekly reaction show follows, with analyses from Warren Sapp, Michael Silver and host Lindsay Rhodes.
This is the third year that the Network has counted down the Top 100, and the first time that Goldson and McCoy have been on the list. Last year, three players who were or are now Buccaneers made the Top 100: T Donald Penn at #97, G Carl Nicks at #76 and CB Darrelle Revis at #5.
While the Top 100 list was created by voting from NFL players themselves, fans can still get in on the process here on NFL.com. You will be presented with a series of “matchups” between two top players, and after casting 30 votes you can begin producing your own “Top 10″ list.