With the NFL regular season just around the corner -- the first game of Week 1 kicks off Thursday, Sept. 8 -- it's time for our annual NFL Rank, a projection of the top 100 players in the 2022 season.
NFL Rank is a 1-100 ranking compiled by more than 50 ESPN experts, who are asked to rate how the best players will fare during the season. With any ranking, of course, there are going to be thoughts on the players who were left off the list and those who were ranked too low and too high.
We have enlisted a team of ESPN experts -- Seth Walder, Matt Bowen, Matt Miller and Jordan Reid -- to debate the rankings. They identified eight players who were snubbed, 10 players who were either overrated or underrated, and four rookies who have the potential to make the list in 2023.
Should Justin Tucker and Bobby Wagner have made the top 100? Who could have been left off the list entirely? Are Russell Wilson at No. 13 and Derrick Henry at No. 61 underrated or overrated? Who should have been in the top 10, but wasn't? Could the first and second picks in the 2022 NFL draft make the list a year from now? We answer all these questions and more below.
Let's start with Walder, who ranked the biggest snubs: