Reed 94th on PFT's top 100 NFL players

Reed 94th on PFT's top 100 NFL players
July 1, 2013, 2:15 pm
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Ed Reed has been a nine-time Pro Bowler.

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The NFL Network did their list of the top 100 players in the NFL and the Texans were well represented.

They had five players on the list: J.J. Watt (fifth), Arian Foster (eighth), Andre Johnson (14th), Ed Reed (18th) and Duane Brown (48th).

That list is compiled by NFL players, who are asked to vote, although no one really knows who voted and if they took it seriously.

So, our friends at ProFootballTalk have compiled their own list and the way they compiled it makes sense. They assembled a group of media members from around the country who cover the NFL and asked them to list their top 50 players (the NFL Network asks players to list their top 20).

On Monday, the PFT list revealed its first 25 players and one Texan showed up.

At No. 94, the Texans' big free agent acquisition, Reed, made the list. That's quite a different standing for the future Hall of Famer, a 76-spot drop from lists.

It might have something to do with players voting for what Reed was instead of what he is. And Reed is still a very good safety in the NFL but his No. 18 ranking on the NFL Network's list was probably too high.

It's very possible the Texans had a better player (Glover Quin) last year than Reed will be this year. But Reed plays the position differently and the Texans obviously valued that style along with his experience and leadership.