Monday, July 6, 2015

Westbrook's place among the NFL's top 50

There has been a lot of discussion recently about Brian Westbrook's worth, which reminded me of a list put together by Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com a few weeks ago. Prisco ranked the top 50 players in the NFL, starting with Tom Brady and Peyton Manning in the top two spots. So where did Westbrook come in? No. 20. Here's what Prisco wrote: It's scary to think what the Eagles offense would be like without him. He's a better runner inside the tackles than many expected and he's good in the passing game. He's a versatile weapon. The only two running backs Prisco had ranked ahead of Westbrook were LaDainian Tomlinson (third overall) and Adrian Peterson (15th). The other Eagles on the list were Asante Samuel (37th) and Shawn Andrews (38th). One interesting name ranked ahead of Westbrook was Terrell Owens, who Prisco ranked 13th. So what do you think? Did Prisco get it right? Should Westbrook be higher or lower than No. 20? What about the rest of the list? Is Brady definitely No. 1? Does Fred Taylor really deserve a spot?

Westbrook's place among the NFL's top 50

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There has been a lot of discussion recently about Brian Westbrook's worth, which reminded me of a list put together by Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com a few weeks ago.

Prisco ranked the top 50 players in the NFL, starting with Tom Brady and Peyton Manning in the top two spots. So where did Westbrook come in? No. 20. Here's what Prisco wrote:

It's scary to think what the Eagles offense would be like without him. He's a better runner inside the tackles than many expected and he's good in the passing game. He's a versatile weapon.

The only two running backs Prisco had ranked ahead of Westbrook were LaDainian Tomlinson (third overall) and Adrian Peterson (15th).

The other Eagles on the list were Asante Samuel (37th) and Shawn Andrews (38th).

One interesting name ranked ahead of Westbrook was Terrell Owens, who Prisco ranked 13th.

So what do you think? Did Prisco get it right? Should Westbrook be higher or lower than No. 20? What about the rest of the list? Is Brady definitely No. 1? Does Fred Taylor really deserve a spot?

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