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Richard Sherman Voted NFL’s Best Defender by Players

July 11th, 2014 at 10:18 AM
By Casey Olson

Richard Sherman was kind of an unknown commodity coming out of Stanford University. The Seattle Seahawks cornerback was a fifth-round selection during the 2011 NFL Draft.

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Needless to say, Richard Sherman is no longer an unknown commodity. The 6-foot-3 Sherman has also never lacked for confidence. He’s always proclaimed to anybody who would listen that he is the “best cornerback in the game.”

But now, Sherman isn’t the only one who believes that statement. Sherman received the ultimate compliment from his NFL peers when his fellow players named him the seventh-best player in the league and the NFL’s top defender. The NFL Network unveiled it’s Top 100 Players of 2014 on Wednesday.

Sherman led a group of five Seahawks on the Top 100 list, which also included strong safety Kam Chancellor (No. 65), quarterback Russell Wilson (No. 20), free safety Earl Thomas (No. 17) and running back Marshawn Lynch (No. 14).

Sherman, who led the NFL with eight interceptions a season ago, appears on the list ahead of Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson (No. 22), New England Patriots CB Darrelle Revis (No. 37), Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden (No. 39), Chicago Bears CB Tim Jennings (No. 74), Denver Broncos CB Aqib Talib (No. 79), and Miami Dolphins CB Brent Grimes (No. 95).

The Top 10 NFL players was revealed on Wednesday night on the NFL Network. Rounding out the Top 10 with Sherman were Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (No. 1), Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (No. 2), New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (No. 3), Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (No. 4), Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (No. 5), New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (No. 6), Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (No. 8), Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (No. 9), and Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (No. 10).

Tags: Football, NFL, Richard Sherman, Seattle, Seattle Seahawks

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