NFL Network has been running their annual Top 100 players in the NFL series. It was revealed on Wednesday night that Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker made the list at No. 58.
Barwin obviously had a great season in 2014. His performance earned him second-team All Pro and Pro Bowl honors. Here's what we wrote about Barwin earlier this offseason:
"Connor Barwin was a impact player last year, the Eagles best defender. He was very good in coverage and very good against the run, which adds up to a terrific player. A smart and disciplined player with a high motor, his only areas of weakness were bad hands (only 1 career interception) and poor one-on-one pass rush ability. This year, through a combination of better play and the coaches making even better use of him, he didn’t just improve as a pass rusher, he led the NFC in sacks. Most of Barwin’s sacks came from him putting his hand in the dirt and using his athleticism to get to the QB."
The Eagles rewarded Barwin's performance by giving him a raise this offseason.
Barwin is the third Eagles player from 2014 to appear on the NFL Top 100 list as the countdown continues. Darren Sproles already checked in at No. 81 and Jeremy Maclin was at No. 61. Who will be next?