The Washington Times - June 21, 2013, 01:12PM

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is the 15th-best player in the NFL, according to an NFL Network survey of 481 current NFL players.

The network revealed Griffin’s ranking Thursday night as part of an ongoing series ranking the league’s top 100 players. You can watch the video: here.


“Honored,” Griffin tweeted after he was named.

All NFL players had the opportunity to vote using ballots the NFL Network sent to all 32 teams around Thanksgiving, according to two network spokesmen. The network attempts to time their voting simultaneously with Pro Bowl voting in order to make it convenient for players. Voting ran through early April.

Players were asked to list players from 1-20. The first player received 20 points, the second player received 19 points, and so on, concluding with the player listed at number 20 receiving one point. The points were totaled to comprise the top 100. 

Griffin was named offensive rookie of the year and earned a Pro Bowl nomination after finishing with the best passer rating in league history by a rookie (102.4). 

“He couldn’t be in a better offense than what he needs to be in,” said Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, who ranked 60th after making his fifth Pro Bowl last season. “The ability to run the play-action off their run game and have everything look the same, and then not knowing if RG3 has it or not.”

Allen and the Vikings lost 38-26 to Griffin and the Redskins in Week 6.

NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner, a Super Bowl champion quarterback and two-time league MVP, disagreed with ranking Griffin so highly.

“I am not high on putting rookies this high on the list,” Warner said. “We are talking about the best players in the National Football League. I believe they all have to earn their right. All of them, as good as they were, should be much [lower] on the list.”

Here’s the list of players ranked 100-10. The other Redskins on the list are left tackle Trent Williams (99), inside linebacker London Fletcher (86) and running back Alfred Morris (64). NFL Network has not revealed the top 10. 

100. Dennis Pitta – Baltimore Ravens, TE

99. Trent Williams – Washington Redskins, T

98. Maurice Jones-Drew – Jacksonville Jaguars, RB

97. Heath Miller – Pittsburgh Steelers, TE

96. Dashon Goldson – Tampa Bay Buccaneers/San Francisco 49ers, S

95. Max Unger – Seattle Seahawks, G/C

94. Daryl Washington – Arizona Cardinals, LB

93. Anquan Boldin – San Francisco 49ers/Baltimore Ravens, WR

92. Gerald McCoy – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, DT

91. Troy Polamalu – Pittsburgh Steelers, S


90. Percy Harvin – Seattle Seahawks/Minnesota Vikings, WR

89. Cameron Wake – Miami Dolphins, DE

88. Jacoby Jones – Baltimore Ravens, WR

87. Bernard Pollard – Tennessee Titans/Baltimore Ravens, S

86. London Fletcher – Washington Redskins, LB

85. Charles Woodson – Oakland Raiders/Green Bay Packers, CB

84. Steve Smith – Carolina Panthers, WR

83. Lance Briggs – Chicago Bears, LB

82. Logan Mankins – New England Patriots, G

81. Colin Kaepernick – San Francisco 49ers, QB


80. Dwight Freeney – San Diego Chargers/Indianapolis Colts, DE

79. Luke Kuechly – Carolina Panthers, LB

78. Joe Staley – San Francisco 49ers, OT

77. Aaron Hernandez – New England Patriots, TE

76. Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions, QB

75. Brandon Flowers – Kansas City Chiefs, CB

74. Robert Mathis – Indianapolis Colts, LB

73. Antonio Gates – San Diego Chargers, TE

72. Mario Williams – Buffalo Bills, DE

71. Trent Richardson – Cleveland Browns, RB


70. Chad Greenway – Minnesota Vikings, LB

69. Tim Jennings – Chicago Bears, CB

68. Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos, WR

67. Darrelle Revis – Tampa Bay Buccaneers/New York Jets, CB

66. Earl Thomas – Seattle Seahawks, S

65. Dwayne Bowe – Kansas City Chiefs, WR

64. Alfred Morris – Washington Redskins, RB

63. Stephen Tulloch – Detroit Lions, LB

62. Chris Johnson – Tennessee Titans, RB

61. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers, QB


60. Jared Allen – Minnesota Vikings, DE

59. Derrick Johnson – Kansas City Chiefs, LB

58. Victor Cruz – New York Giants, WR

57. Doug Martin – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, DB

56. Terrell Suggs – Baltimore Ravens, LB

55. Jason Pierre-Paul – New York Giants, DE

54. Julius Peppers – Chicago Bears, DE

53. Champ Bailey – Denver Broncos, CB

52. Vincent Jackson – Tampa Bay Buccaneers, WR

51. Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks, QB


50. Richard Sherman – Seattle Seahawks, CB

49. Justin Houston – Kansas City Chiefs, LB

48. Duane Brown – Houston Texans, OT

47. Tony Gonzalez – Atlanta Falcons, TE

46. Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers, QB

45. LeSean McCoy – Philadelphia Eagles, RB

44. Wes Welker – Denver Broncos/New England Patriots, WR

43. Eli Manning – New York Giants, QB

42. Haloti Ngata – Baltimore Ravens, DT

41. Jason Witten – Dallas Cowboys, TE


40. Ndamukong Suh – Detroit Lions, DT

39. Roddy White – Atlanta Falcons, WR

38. Vernon Davis – San Francisco 49ers, TE

37. NaVorro Bowman – San Francisco 49ers, LB

36. Geno Atkins – Cincinnati Bengals, DT

35. Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys, WR/PR

34. Charles Tillman – Chicago Bears, CB

33. Patrick Peterson – Arizona Cardinals, CB/PR

32. Frank Gore – San Francisco 49ers, RB

31. Clay Matthews – Green Bay Packers, LB


30. Vince Wilfork – New England Patriots, DT

29. Justin Smith – San Francisco 49ers, DT

28. Joe Thomas – Cleveland Browns, OT

27. Brandon Marshall – Chicago Bears, WR

26. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons, WR

25. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots, TE

24. Marshawn Lynch – Seattle Seahawks, RB

23. Andrew Luck – Indianapolis Colts, QB

22. Larry Fitzgerald – Arizona Cardinals, WR

21. Reggie Wayne – Indianapolis Colts, WR


20. Jamaal Charles – Kansas City Chiefs, RB

19. Joe Flacco – Baltimore Ravens, QB

18. Ed Reed – Houston Texans/Baltimore Ravens, S

17. Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons, QB

16. AJ Green – Cincinnati Bengals, WR

15. Robert Griffin III – Washington Redskins, QB

14. Andre Johnson – Houston Texans, WR

13. Ray Rice – Baltimore Ravens, RB

12. DeMarcus Ware – Dallas Cowboys, LB

11. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints, QB