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'13 Player Rankings, Offense: 70-61

ESPN.com is ranking NFL players and counting them down (follow on Twitter -- @ESPNNFL) from No. 100 to No. 1 on offense and on defense, 10 per day for 10 days. The top 10 on both sides of the ball will be revealed on Friday, Aug. 30.

What is #NFLRank?

#NFLrank is the Twitter hashtag to use if you want to get involved in the discussion or just follow along.

You can also follow along here: @ESPNNFL (NFL on ESPN) and on Facebook.

How did we rank the players?

We polled 63 experts to rate each player on a 0-to-10 scale, with 10 being the best regardless of position in the NFL. Ties, as denoted by an asterisk, were broken by determining which player had more ballots with the highest number. (If players were tied, the player with three 10s was ranked higher than the player with two 10s. If the tied players had the same amount of the highest number -- each with two 10s -- we moved to the next number; three 9s beat two 9s).

Here is the full list of voters from ESPN.com, ESPN TV, ESPN Radio, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Insider (including Football Outsiders and Pro Football Focus), ESPN Fantasy, ESPN Boston, ESPN Chicago, ESPN Dallas, ESPN New York and ESPN Stats & Information.

After throwing just 10 picks in 2011, Romo threw 19 last season, tying Drew Brees for the most in the NFL. His eight interceptions under duress were the most in the NFL, while only Mark Sanchez threw as many in games that were within three points.
-- ESPN Stats & Information (@ESPNStatsInfo)

Despite his struggles in must-win games, the wildly polarizing Romo is an underrated star in the league.

-- Football OutsidersInsider

63

7.21*

Torrey Smith | @TorreySmithWR
Baltimore Ravens | WR | Age: 24 | NFL experience: 3rd year
ESPN Fantasy rank: WR28

Smith was targeted a league-high 33 times on throws of 25 or more yards downfield last season. Smith's average target distance of 17.9 yards downfield led the NFL among players with at least 25 targets.

-- ESPN Stats & Information (@ESPNStatsInfo)

64

7.17

Randall Cobb | @rcobb18
Green Bay Packers | WR | Age: 23 | NFL experience: 3rd year
ESPN Fantasy rank: WR10

Cobb had 63 receptions out of the slot last season, which ranked second in the NFL behind Wes Welker.
-- ESPN Stats & Information (@ESPNStatsInfo)

65

7.14

Marques Colston | @MarquesColston
New Orleans Saints | WR | Age: 30 | NFL experience: 8th year
ESPN Fantasy rank: WR14

Colston is one of only three players (Brandon Marshall and Wes Welker are the others) with at least 80 receptions and 1,000 receiving yards in each of the past three seasons. Colston was Drew Brees' favorite red zone receiver in 2012, finishing with a team-high 22 targets.
-- ESPN Stats & Information (@ESPNStatsInfo)

66

7.10

Jordy Nelson | @JordyRNelson
Green Bay Packers | WR | Age: 28 | NFL experience: 6th year
ESPN Fantasy rank: WR24

Nelson has 22 touchdown catches over the past two seasons, the most by any wide receiver. Nelson did it despite ranking just 40th among wide receivers in targets over that span.
-- ESPN Stats & Information (@ESPNStatsInfo)

67

7.08

Trent Williams | @TrentW71
Washington Redskins | OT | Age: 25 | NFL experience: 4th year
ESPN Fantasy rank: Redskins' projections

Williams started every game for the Redskins in 2012, making his first Pro Bowl. The Redskins ranked first in total rushes (117) and yards per rush (7.1) outside the left tackle last season.
-- ESPN Stats & Information (@ESPNStatsInfo)

68

7.06*

Chris Johnson | @ChrisJohnson28
Tennessee Titans | RB | Age: 27 | NFL experience: 6th year
ESPN Fantasy rank: RB15

Johnson had three rushing touchdowns of at least 80 yards last season. He has six for his career, twice as many as any other player in NFL history. However, since coming into the league in 2008, Johnson has a league-high 81 carries on which he lost 3 or more yards.
-- ESPN Stats & Information (@ESPNStatsInfo)

It's been four years since Johnson was CJ2K, and he's been pretty inefficient since that monster campaign.

-- Football OutsidersInsider

69

7.06*

Antonio Gates | @AntonioGates85
San Diego Chargers | TE | Age: 33 | NFL experience: 11th year
ESPN Fantasy rank: TE9

Since 2004, Gates has a league-high 81 receiving touchdowns. Last season snapped a streak of eight consecutive Pro Bowl selections for Gates. He was targeted only 10 times in the red zone, his fewest in a season.
-- ESPN Stats & Information (@ESPNStatsInfo)

70

7.06*

Ryan Kalil | Team Twitter: @Panthers
Carolina Panthers | C | Age: 28 | NFL experience: 7th year
ESPN Fantasy rank: Panthers' projections

After starting every game for the Panthers from 2009 to 2011 and making the Pro Bowl each season, Kalil was limited to just five games last season. From 2009 to 2011, the Panthers ranked 11th in yards per rush up the middle. Last season, they ranked just 29th in that category.
-- ESPN Stats & Information (@ESPNStatsInfo)