Buffalo Bills: A look back at the Top 100 players from 2017

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NFL Network is currently going through the Top 100 players of 2018, so we decided to look back at who represented the Buffalo Bills on the list in 2017.

The Buffalo Bills showed fans a total team effort throughout the 2017 season on the way to reaching the postseason. The team didn’t quite have that superstar player, but there was enough talent all over the roster to see success.

NFL Network is currently in the process of unveiling its Top 100 players in 2018, as voted on by the players themselves, and the Bills didn’t have anyone represented in spots 100-81. That means we will have to stay tuned to see if some Bills end up anywhere from spots 80-1.

The countdown continues Monday, and I bring this up because I wanted to take a quick look back at who represented the Bills on the list before the 2017 season.

Coming in at No. 91 was Lorenzo Alexander, who was unranked in 2016. He responded by finishing the year with 73 combined tackles, three sacks and four forced fumbles. The veteran is under contract through this season and remains a leader both on and off the field. I don’t expect to see him land in the top 80 of this year’s list, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t still an important player in Buffalo.

Coming in at No. 27 was LeSean McCoy, who was ranked No. 42 in 2016. Shady finished the year with 1,138 rushing yards for six touchdowns, along with 448 receiving yards for two touchdowns.

McCoy is so well-respected around the league that he should once again find himself somewhere in the top 50 of this year’s list. He is still producing at a time when most running backs decline, showing why he is considered one of the best in the game.

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Who else on the team do you think could make this year’s list? Is Tre White an option after a great rookie season? Or maybe some other members of what is shaping up to be a defense no team wants to face.