I was asked a few times during Super Bowl week to rank Eli Manning’s place in the current quarterback hierarchy.
NFL players didn’t see him as a top-10 guy a year ago. They didn’t even see him as a top-100 guy among all players in NFL Network’s top 100 players of 2011 list unveiled last offseason. (To Florio’s credit, he argued on-air that Manning deserved to make the list last year.)
Players will have a chance to change their mind. NFL Network is running the “Top 100” players series again, starting at 8 PM on April 28th — after the third day of the draft.
Here’s a prediction: Eli Manning ranks ahead of Donovan McNabb this year.