NFL Network has been running their annual Top 100 players in the NFL series. It was revealed on Wednesday night that Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters made the list at No. 40. Peters was ranked at No. 67 last year.
Peters, who turns 34 in January, is getting up there in age but he's still playing at a high level. Last season he was Philadelphia's only projected starting offensive lineman to not miss a game.
Here's what we wrote about Peters earlier this offseason:
"Numbers: 1168 snaps, THE best graded OT by PFF out of 84, 8 penalties, 4 sacks allowed, 4 hits allowed, 17 hurries allowed
Review: The man they call The Franchise was the only Eagles starting offensive lineman to start and play all 16 games. Due to a myriad of offensive line injuries, the pressure was on Peters to perform and he did just that. Pro Football Focus ranked Peters as the best offensive tackle in the league in 2014. He finished with the first best run blocking grade and second best pass protection mark. Peters brought his A-game week in and week out. The Bodyguard earned extra favor from the fans when he stuck up for Nick Foles during Philadelphia's Week 3 game against Washington. It was rare form to see Peters so emotional in the way he charged at Chris Baker. Peters is very talented and his teammates have a lot of respect for him. Like I said, he's The Franchise.
If there was one criticism of Peters to be written, it was that his eight penalties were a little much. He only had four in 2013."
Peters should be bound for the Hall of Fame once he calls it quits. He's made the Pro Bowl seven times along with being named first team All-Pro twice and second team All-Pro four times.
Peters is the fourth Eagles player from 2014 to appear on the NFL Top 100 list as the countdown continues. Darren Sproles already checked in at No. 81, now-Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin finished at No. 61, and linebacker Connor Barwin debuted at No. 58. Who will be next?