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NFL Top 100 Players of 2012

The NFL Top 100 Players of 2012 was the second season of the series. It ended with reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers being ranked #1, while Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning was ranked #31.

NFL Top 100 Players of 2012
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Aaron Rodgers, the #1 ranked player
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes11
Release
Original networkNFL Network
Original releaseApril 28 (2012-04-28) –
June 27, 2012 (2012-06-27)
Season chronology
← Previous
2011
Next →
2013

Episode listEdit

Episode
No.
Air date Numbers
revealed
1 April 28 100–91
2 May 5 90–81
3 May 12 80–71
4 May 19 70–61
5 May 26 60–51
6 June 2 50–41
7 June 9 40–31
8 June 16 30–21
9 June 23 20–11
10 June 30 10–6
11 June 30 5–1

The listEdit

Rank Player Position 2011 Team 2012 Team Rank Change Reference
1 Aaron Rodgers Quarterback Green Bay Packers   10 1
2 Drew Brees Quarterback New Orleans Saints   7 2
3 Calvin Johnson Wide receiver Detroit Lions   24 3
4 Tom Brady Quarterback New England Patriots   3 4
5 Darrelle Revis Cornerback New York Jets   3 5
6 DeMarcus Ware Linebacker Dallas Cowboys   6 6
7 Larry Fitzgerald Wide receiver Arizona Cardinals   7 7
8 Adrian Peterson Running back Minnesota Vikings   5 8
9 Haloti Ngata Defensive tackle Baltimore Ravens   8 9
10 Patrick Willis Linebacker San Francisco 49ers   13 10
11 Terrell Suggs Linebacker Baltimore Ravens   29 11
12 Maurice Jones-Drew Running back Jacksonville Jaguars   18 12
13 Jared Allen Defensive end Minnesota Vikings   67 13
14 Jimmy Graham Tight end New Orleans Saints NR 14
15 Andre Johnson Wide receiver Houston Texans   8 15
16 Ed Reed Safety Baltimore Ravens   11 16
17 Justin Smith Defensive end San Francisco 49ers NR 17
18 LeSean McCoy Running back Philadelphia Eagles NR 18
19 Troy Polamalu Safety Pittsburgh Steelers   13 19
20 Ray Lewis Linebacker Baltimore Ravens   16 20
21 Rob Gronkowski Tight end New England Patriots NR 21
22 Ray Rice Running back Baltimore Ravens   34 22
23 Wes Welker Wide receiver New England Patriots   27 23
24 Jason Pierre-Paul Defensive end New York Giants NR 24
25 Arian Foster Running back Houston Texans   0 25
26 Julius Peppers Defensive end Chicago Bears   16 26
27 Clay Matthews Linebacker Green Bay Packers   8 27
28 Frank Gore Running back San Francisco 49ers   66 28
29 James Harrison Linebacker Pittsburgh Steelers   8 29
30 Ben Roethlisberger Quarterback Pittsburgh Steelers   11 30
31 Eli Manning Quarterback New York Giants NR 31
32 Jahri Evans Guard New Orleans Saints   2 32
33 Matt Forte Running back Chicago Bears NR 33
34 Tamba Hali Defensive end Kansas City Chiefs   30 34
35 Steve Smith Wide receiver Carolina Panthers NR 35
36 Charles Woodson Cornerback Green Bay Packers   20 36
37 Steven Jackson Running back St. Louis Rams   1 37
38 Ndamukong Suh Defensive tackle Detroit Lions   13 38
39 Victor Cruz Wide receiver New York Giants NR 39
40 Cam Newton Quarterback Carolina Panthers NR 40
41 Matthew Stafford Quarterback Detroit Lions NR 41
42 Jason Peters Offensive tackle Philadelphia Eagles NR 42
43 Vernon Davis Tight end San Francisco 49ers   45 43
44 Jason Babin Defensive end Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles / Jacksonville Jaguars   41 44
45 Vonta Leach Fullback Baltimore Ravens   20 45
46 Champ Bailey Cornerback Denver Broncos   2 46
47 Mike Wallace Wide receiver Pittsburgh Steelers NR 47
48 Devin Hester Wide receiver Chicago Bears   16 48
49 Maurkice Pouncey Center Pittsburgh Steelers NR 49
50 Peyton Manning Quarterback Indianapolis Colts Denver Broncos   48 50
51 Brian Urlacher Linebacker Chicago Bears   2 51
52 Von Miller Linebacker Denver Broncos NR 52
53 Tony Gonzalez Tight end Atlanta Falcons   7 53
54 Brian Cushing Linebacker Houston Texans NR 54
55 Patrick Peterson Cornerback Arizona Cardinals NR 55
56 Greg Jennings Wide receiver Green Bay Packers   18 56
57 Trent Cole Defensive end Philadelphia Eagles   16 57
58 Jonathan Vilma Linebacker New Orleans Saints   21 58
59 Jake Long Offensive tackle Miami Dolphins   31 59
60 Darren McFadden Running back Oakland Raiders   38 60
61 Philip Rivers Quarterback San Diego Chargers   35 61
62 Justin Tuck Defensive end New York Giants   2 62
63 LaMarr Woodley Linebacker Pittsburgh Steelers   19 63
64 Logan Mankins Guard New England Patriots   25 64
65 Roddy White Wide receiver Atlanta Falcons   41 65
66 Earl Thomas Safety Seattle Seahawks NR 66
67 Joe Staley Offensive tackle San Francisco 49ers NR 67
68 Elvis Dumervil Defensive end Denver Broncos NR 68
69 Carlos Rogers Cornerback San Francisco 49ers NR 69
70 Michael Vick Quarterback Philadelphia Eagles   50 70
71 DeSean Jackson Wide receiver Philadelphia Eagles   42 71
72 Lance Briggs Linebacker Chicago Bears   20 72
73 Johnathan Joseph Cornerback Houston Texans NR 73
74 Joe Flacco Quarterback Baltimore Ravens   16 74
75 Jason Witten Tight end Dallas Cowboys   39 75
76 Carl Nicks Guard New Orleans Saints Tampa Bay Buccaneers   21 76
77 A. J. Green Wide receiver Cincinnati Bengals NR 77
78 Derrick Johnson Linebacker Kansas City Chiefs NR 78
79 Nnamdi Asomugha Cornerback Philadelphia Eagles   61 79
80 Jordy Nelson Wide receiver Green Bay Packers NR 80
81 Vince Wilfork Defensive tackle New England Patriots   46 81
82 Joe Thomas Offensive tackle Cleveland Browns   39 82
83 Fred Jackson Running back Buffalo Bills NR 83
84 Chris Long Defensive end St. Louis Rams NR 84
85 NaVorro Bowman Linebacker San Francisco 49ers NR 85
86 Darren Sproles Running back New Orleans Saints NR 86
87 London Fletcher Linebacker Washington Redskins NR 87
88 Michael Turner Running back Atlanta Falcons   46 88
89 Dwight Freeney Defensive end Indianapolis Colts   74 89
90 Hakeem Nicks Wide receiver New York Giants NR 90
91 Tony Romo Quarterback Dallas Cowboys   19 91
92 John Kuhn Fullback Green Bay Packers NR 92
93 Cortland Finnegan Cornerback Tennessee Titans St. Louis Rams NR 93
94 Marshawn Lynch Running back Seattle Seahawks NR 94
95 Tim Tebow Quarterback Denver Broncos New York Jets NR 95
96 D'Qwell Jackson Linebacker Cleveland Browns NR 96
97 Donald Penn Offensive tackle Tampa Bay Buccaneers NR 97
98 Willis McGahee Running back Denver Broncos NR 98
99 Ryan Kalil Center Carolina Panthers NR 99
100 Chris Johnson Running back Tennessee Titans   87 100