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Sports Illustrated thinks Derek Carr’s NFL Top 100 ranking is 113 spots too high

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Each offseason the NFL Top 100 comes out which ranks players by their peers. Some, including myself, view these rankings with great esteem. After all, who would know better about a player’s skill level than the guys who play with and against them every week?

Well, Andy Benoit over at SI’s MMQB seems to think he does. He thinks Carr is much, much worse than the NFL players do.

Carr landed at number 11 in the NFL Top 100 and in Benoit’s ranking of the top 400 players, Carr is ranked 124th. That’s right — one hundred and twenty fourth. A difference of 113 spots from that of the NFL Top 100.

Here is what he had to say about Carr:

Carr is an ascending star who is still developing his mechanical consistency and field vision. He made meaningful strides in the second half of last season and has the makeup to build on that in 2017.

I’m going to just present that without comment. He has his opinion and you can do with that what you like.

The QB’s Benoit puts above Carr and where he ranks them:

Matthew Stafford (117)

Eli Manning (104)

Philip Rivers (88)

Drew Brees (37)

Andrew Luck (30)

Matt Ryan (28)

Ben Roethlisberger (16)

Aaron Rodgers (6)

Tom Brady (1)

So, at least he sees Carr as a top ten QB in this league.

Other Raiders to make the list:

Khalil Mack (8)

Kelechi Osemele (66)

Rodney Hudson (102)

Amari Cooper (141)

Gabe Jackson (144)

Bruce Irvin (179)

Jared Cook (244)

Michael Crabtree (245)

Karl Joseph (250)

David Amerson (262)

Donald Penn (283)

Reggie Nelson (355)