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The NFL Top 100 Players of 2015 was the fifth season in the series. It ended with reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year J. J. Watt being ranked #1, thus marking the first year in the history of the countdown that the reigning NFL MVP was not ranked #1 (Aaron Rodgers was ranked #2). Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady was ranked #3.

NFL Top 100 Players of 2015
(season 5)
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J. J. Watt, the #1 ranked player
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes11
Release
Original networkNFL Network
Original releaseMay 6 (2015-05-06) –
July 8, 2015 (2015-07-08)
Season chronology
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Episode listEdit

Episode
No.
Air date Numbers
revealed
1 May 6 100–91
2 May 13 90–81
3 May 20 80–71
4 May 27 70–61
5 June 3 60–51
6 June 10 50–41
7 June 17 40–31
8 June 24 30–21
9 July 1 20–11
10 July 8 10–6
11 July 8 5–1

The listEdit

Rank Player Position 2014 Team 2015 Team Rank Change Reference
1 J. J. Watt Defensive end Houston Texans   11 1
2 Aaron Rodgers Quarterback Green Bay Packers   9 2
3 Tom Brady Quarterback New England Patriots   0 3
4 DeMarco Murray Running back Dallas Cowboys Philadelphia Eagles   83 4
5 Peyton Manning Quarterback Denver Broncos   4 5
6 Calvin Johnson Wide receiver Detroit Lions   4 6
7 Andrew Luck Quarterback Indianapolis Colts   23 7
8 Antonio Brown Wide receiver Pittsburgh Steelers   15 8
9 Marshawn Lynch Running back Seattle Seahawks   5 9
10 Rob Gronkowski Tight end New England Patriots   31 10
11 Richard Sherman Cornerback Seattle Seahawks   4 11
12 Jamaal Charles Running back Kansas City Chiefs   4 12
13 Julio Jones Wide receiver Atlanta Falcons NR 13
14 Luke Kuechly Linebacker Carolina Panthers   1 14
15 Dez Bryant Wide receiver Dallas Cowboys   10 15
16 Le'Veon Bell Running back Pittsburgh Steelers NR 16
17 Darrelle Revis Cornerback New England Patriots New York Jets   20 17
18 Jordy Nelson Wide receiver Green Bay Packers   65 18
19 Patrick Peterson Cornerback Arizona Cardinals   3 19
20 Demaryius Thomas Wide receiver Denver Broncos   29 20
21 Earl Thomas Safety Seattle Seahawks   4 21
22 Russell Wilson Quarterback Seattle Seahawks   2 22
23 Joe Haden Cornerback Cleveland Browns   16 23
24 Ndamukong Suh Defensive tackle Detroit Lions Miami Dolphins   16 24
25 Joe Thomas Offensive tackle Cleveland Browns   7 25
26 Ben Roethlisberger Quarterback Pittsburgh Steelers   5 26
27 Justin Houston Linebacker Kansas City Chiefs   30 27
28 Gerald McCoy Defensive tackle Tampa Bay Buccaneers   0 28
29 LeSean McCoy Running back Philadelphia Eagles Buffalo Bills   24 29
30 Drew Brees Quarterback New Orleans Saints   24 30
31 Jimmy Graham Tight end New Orleans Saints Seattle Seahawks   21 31
32 Odell Beckham Jr. Wide receiver New York Giants NR 32
33 Von Miller Linebacker Denver Broncos   43 33
34 Tony Romo Quarterback Dallas Cowboys   37 34
35 T.Y. Hilton Wide receiver Indianapolis Colts NR 35
36 Tyron Smith Offensive tackle Dallas Cowboys   42 36
37 A. J. Green Wide receiver Cincinnati Bengals   28 37
38 Brent Grimes Cornerback Miami Dolphins   57 38
39 Cameron Wake Defensive end Miami Dolphins   27 39
40 Jason Peters Offensive tackle Philadelphia Eagles   27 40
41 Kam Chancellor Safety Seattle Seahawks   24 41
42 Mario Williams Defensive end Buffalo Bills   13 42
43 Philip Rivers Quarterback San Diego Chargers   9 43
44 Robert Quinn Defensive end St. Louis Rams   31 44
45 Julius Thomas Tight end Denver Broncos Jacksonville Jaguars NR 45
46 Elvis Dumervil Linebacker Baltimore Ravens NR 46
47 Trent Williams Offensive tackle Washington Redskins   13 47
48 Matt Forte Running back Chicago Bears   43 48
49 Khalil Mack Linebacker Oakland Raiders NR 49
50 DeSean Jackson Wide receiver Washington Redskins   13 50
51 Clay Matthews Linebacker Green Bay Packers   26 51
52 Antonio Gates Tight end San Diego Chargers NR 52
53 Marcell Dareus Defensive tackle Buffalo Bills   9 53
54 Steve Smith Wide receiver Baltimore Ravens NR 54
55 Sheldon Richardson Defensive end New York Jets   39 55
56 Lavonte David Linebacker Tampa Bay Buccaneers   21 56
57 Brandon Marshall Wide receiver Chicago Bears New York Jets   21 57
58 Connor Barwin Linebacker Philadelphia Eagles NR 58
59 Vontae Davis Cornerback Indianapolis Colts NR 59
60 Eddie Lacy Running back Green Bay Packers   30 60
61 Jeremy Maclin Wide receiver Philadelphia Eagles Kansas City Chiefs NR 61
62 Adrian Peterson Running back Minnesota Vikings   58 62
63 Jerry Hughes Defensive end Buffalo Bills NR 63
64 Charles Woodson Safety Oakland Raiders NR 64
65 Justin Forsett Running back Baltimore Ravens NR 65
66 DeAndre Levy Linebacker Detroit Lions   7 66
67 Tashaun Gipson Safety Cleveland Browns NR 67
68 Larry Fitzgerald Wide receiver Arizona Cardinals   30 68
69 Bobby Wagner Linebacker Seattle Seahawks NR 69
70 Tamba Hali Linebacker Kansas City Chiefs   27 70
71 Julius Peppers Linebacker Green Bay Packers NR 71
72 Kyle Williams Defensive tackle Buffalo Bills   40 72
73 Cam Newton Quarterback Carolina Panthers   49 73
74 Muhammad Wilkerson Defensive end New York Jets   32 74
75 Mike Evans Wide receiver Tampa Bay Buccaneers NR 75
76 Sen'Derrick Marks Defensive tackle Jacksonville Jaguars NR 76
77 Matt Ryan Quarterback Atlanta Falcons NR 77
78 Ryan Kerrigan Linebacker Washington Redskins NR 78
79 Marshal Yanda Guard Baltimore Ravens   24 79
80 Arian Foster Running back Houston Texans NR 80
81 Darren Sproles Running back Philadelphia Eagles NR 81
82 Haloti Ngata Defensive tackle Baltimore Ravens Detroit Lions   37 82
83 Maurkice Pouncey Center Pittsburgh Steelers NR 83
84 Terrell Suggs Linebacker Baltimore Ravens   58 84
85 Golden Tate Wide receiver Detroit Lions NR 85
86 Eric Weddle Safety San Diego Chargers   6 86
87 DeMarcus Ware Linebacker Denver Broncos   31 87
88 Glover Quin Safety Detroit Lions NR 88
89 Greg Olsen Tight end Carolina Panthers NR 89
90 Michael Bennett Defensive end Seattle Seahawks NR 90
91 Julian Edelman Wide receiver New England Patriots NR 91
92 Aaron Donald Defensive tackle St. Louis Rams NR 92
93 Jason Witten Tight end Dallas Cowboys   5 93
94 C. J. Mosley Linebacker Baltimore Ravens NR 94
95 Emmanuel Sanders Wide receiver Denver Broncos NR 95
96 Jurrell Casey Defensive end Tennessee Titans NR 96
97 Joe Flacco Quarterback Baltimore Ravens   39 97
98 Adam Vinatieri Kicker Indianapolis Colts NR 98
99 Calais Campbell Defensive end Arizona Cardinals NR 99
100 Randall Cobb Wide receiver Green Bay Packers NR 100