Peterson at 22 in Top 100 list

Posted by Darren Urban on June 26, 2014 – 8:31 am

The Cardinals have their third and (likely) final player in the NFL Network’s Top 100 of 2014 after Wednesday night’s unveiling of cornerback Patrick Peterson at No. 22 on the list. He follows linebacker Daryl Washington at 96 and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald at 38.

Peterson has made a steady climb. He was 55th in 2012 after his rookie season, 33rd last year and now 22. In the constant chatter of who is better, Peterson will end up lower ranked than Seattle’s Richard Sherman, who has yet to be picked (but is certain to fall in the top 20 after his 2014 season.) But he is ahead of Darrelle Revis (37) and Joe Haden (39). Whatever and however people might want to pick at him this offseason, clearly many of his peers feel he’s pretty good. That’s clear in the video.

With everything that’s been said about Peterson this offseason, it will be interesting to watch how he plays this season – and whether Peterson can climb higher on the list next June.

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10 Responses to “Peterson at 22 in Top 100 list”

  1. By D on Jun 26, 2014 | Reply

    Does S. Keim take into consideration the amount of available cap space currently available to pushing the effort to complete a new deal for Pat even though he doesn’t have to get it done until next year at this time?

    I would guess to absorb the large upfront money they will be paying to him, to use some of the space that they have now, plus the longer this goes on, the more the price tag will go up.


  2. By Darren Urban on Jun 26, 2014 | Reply

    D —

    RE: cap space

    It’s fair to say the Cardinals take all of that into account.

  3. By Jsoully on Jun 26, 2014 | Reply

    There is only so many playmakers in the league, I honestly think he deserves to be top 20, if he is behind Richard Sherman then so be it, if he’s above it (we all know he deserves it) then that’s fantastic. Pat P needs to continue to make this the best defensive secondary in the league, we got this!

  4. By joecb91 on Jun 26, 2014 | Reply

    Thanks NFLN for showing that play against the Eagles that the refs stole from us….

  5. By clssylssy on Jun 27, 2014 | Reply

    After watching the Jimmy Graham mess unfold and considering Fitz restructured so Pat could get paid, I would hope the Cards could give him a contract extension that is appropriate to his merit , performance and value to the team before waiting until we are up against a wall and the hoopla gets started in the media. I think both Peterson and Fitz were underrated on this list but being the Champs does bring with it certain bragging rights and raises the stock of all it’s players automatically; it was Fitz who shut Sherman down when we played the Seahawks and there is no question that Peterson is the more versatile and athletic of the two Corners but Sherman does have the size and power so it’s like comparing apples and oranges! With all the hybrid players in the league now like Peterson, Ellington, Mathieu…even Fitz, the Franchise tag is antiquated and a desperation card that favors management and puts players in a box that does not reflect their actual merit. I was VERY glad S Keim didn’t choose to play that way and hope the Cards can become an example for recognizing player contributions and merit. They are, afterall, the ones who do the work and make any success possible!

  6. By Chuck 1 on Jun 27, 2014 | Reply

    PP is an excellent corner.
    When he SHUTS DOWN Crabtree (as opposed to what Crabtree did to him in 2012), then I’ll classify him as ELITE.

  7. By Scott H on Jun 27, 2014 | Reply

    Was 55….then 33……then 22….next year? How ’bout 11? Guess he didn’t feel like being 44.

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