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Two Eagles players (rightfully) aren’t happy with how they rank in the NFL Top 100

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Disrespect.

NFL: Super Bowl LII-Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL Network began their annual offseason (fluff) series on Monday night: “The NFL Top 100.” As a reminder, this list is determined by polling current NFL players.

So far, spots 100 through 81 have been revealed. Two Philadelphia Eagles players made the cut in that range: safety Malcolm Jenkins at 96 and right tackle Lane Johnson at 95.

In the words of Meek Mill: “Hold up, wait a minute.”

96 and 95? That’s too low for these Super Bowl champions.

Jenkins is one of the most versatile defenders in the league. Last year, he split snaps at linebacker, safety, nickel corner, and even outside corner. He was effective in all of those positions. Jenkins also made one of the biggest plays in the Super Bowl by legally knocking Brandin Cooks out of the game (pictured above).

Jenkins didn’t take kindly to his NFL Top 100 ranking, and neither did his teammates.

As for Johnson, he was, at the very least, the best right tackle in the league in 2017. And he was arguably even the league’s top overall tackle.

The reality is that Johnson is going to finish lower on this NFL Top 100 list than a number of edge rushers he shut down. Smh.

Chris Long is right. This list doesn’t really matter.

If anything, hopefully the disrespect fuels the Eagles to continue to disprove their non-believers.