NFL's Top 100 Ranks Evans #34, Vilma #37; High, Low Or Just Right?

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Saints Right Guard Jahri Evans (Source:

The New Orleans Saints continue to be well represented on NFL Networks “Top 100 Players” list, compiled by votes from the leagues current players.

It’s a list that contain a bevy of play makers on both sides of the ball, yet one that’s controversial to the fans for the players inclusion of some designated un-worthy players (Donovan McNabb) and snub of worthy players (Peyton Hillis).

A few weeks ago two Saints players made the list,  guard Carl Nicks came in at 55 followed by wide receiver Marques Colston at 53. Rightful inclusions for two of the leagues marquee players that rarely receiver the fan fare (outside of New Orleans) and accolades they deserve.

Yesterday two more Saints players were revealed in the top forty — middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma debuted at 37 while right guard Jahri Evans came in three spots lower (better) on the list at number 34.

Evans is considered by many as the leagues best right guard, which when paired with Carl Nicks forms one of the NFL’s best guard tandems. He was selected in the fourth round of the 2006 draft, the same draft that Reggie Bush, Roman Harper and Marques Colston were selected.

In 2010 Evans was re-signed to a seven-year, $56.7 million dollar contract extension making him the highest paid right guard in the NFL still to this day.

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