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AV top 200 redux

Posted by Doug on May 13, 2008

I shouldn't post this one either, but...

In response to some convincing opinions offered in the comments to the previous post, I have made lots of (mostly very small) tweaks to the system. Offensive linemen have had their values slightly increased, the importance of the running game (relative to the passing game) has been increased just a smidge. The value of making a pro bowl or an all-pro team has been increased for cornerbacks (relative to safeties) and decreased for linebackers (relative to defensive linemen).

Here is take two:

   1 Reggie White             159
   2 Jerry Rice               154
   3 Dan Marino               148
   4 Bruce Smith              143
   5 Brett Favre              141
   6 Rod Woodson              140
   7 John Elway               136
   8 Anthony Munoz            135
   9 Peyton Manning           132
     Lawrence Taylor          132

NOTE: the author of the algorithm that generated this list does not agree with the entirety of the list. He, in fact, acknowledges that it's obviously wrong in spots. He does think it's pretty respectable, given the difficulty of comparing players across positions and eras using only objective data. He also thinks it'll give us something to talk about here in May. Also, please read the previous post.

We now return to the list.

  11 Steve Young              131
  12 Derrick Brooks           130
  13 Marshall Faulk           129
  14 Emmitt Smith             126
  15 Junior Seau              124
  16 Walter Payton            123
  17 Ray Lewis                122
  18 Randy White              121
  19 Joe Montana              120
     Jack Youngblood          120
     Dan Fouts                120
  22 Mike Singletary          119
     Ken Anderson             119
     Barry Sanders            119
  25 Mel Blount               118
     Warren Moon              118
     Bruce Matthews           118
  28 Marvin Harrison          117
     Jack Ham                 117
  30 Michael Strahan          116
  31 Chris Doleman            115
  32 Warren Sapp              114
  33 Ronnie Lott              112
  34 Jack Lambert             111
  35 Rickey Jackson           109
     Thurman Thomas           109
     Zach Thomas              109
     Boomer Esiason           109
  39 Terrell Owens            108
  40 Mike Haynes              106
     Jason Taylor             106
     Tony Dorsett             106
     Randy Moss               106
     Edgerrin James           106
     Deion Sanders            106
  46 Isiah Robertson          105
     Michael Irvin            105
     Randall Cunningham       105
  49 Tim Brown                104
  50 Terry Bradshaw           103
     John Randle              103
     LaDainian Tomlinson      103
     Derrick Thomas           103
     Drew Bledsoe             103
  55 Curtis Martin            102
     Mike Webster             102
     Jim Kelly                102
     Steve McNair             102
  59 Willie Roaf              101
     Dan Hampton              101
  61 Marcus Allen             100
     Steve Largent            100
     James Lofton             100
     Franco Harris            100
  65 Rich Gannon               99
     Darrell Green             99
     Rod Smith                 99
     Tiki Barber               99
     Ricky Watters             99
     Eric Allen                99
     Gary Zimmerman            99
  72 Ronde Barber              98
     Shannon Sharpe            98
     Mark Brunell              98
     Aeneas Williams           98
  76 Vinny Testaverde          97
     Sam Mills                 97
     Louis Wright              97
     Dave Krieg                97
     Randall McDaniel          97
     Cris Carter               97
  82 Howie Long                96
     Orlando Pace              96
     Troy Aikman               96
     Too Tall Jones            96
     Steve McMichael           96
     Richmond Webb             96
     Jimmy Smith               96
     Henry Ellard              96
     Cortez Kennedy            96
     John Hannah               96
     Kevin Greene              96
     Andre Reed                96
     Lomas Brown               96
  95 Hardy Nickerson           95
     Art Monk                  95
     Eric Dickerson            95
     Mike Kenn                 95
  99 Pat Swilling              94
     Richard Dent              94
     John Lynch                94
     Will Shields              94
     Isaac Bruce               94
 104 Karl Mecklenburg          93
     Steve Grogan              93
     Ken Stabler               93
     Neil Smith                93
     Lemar Parrish             93
 109 Tony Gonzalez             92
     Trent Green               92
     Wilber Marshall           92
     Clay Matthews             92
 113 Greg Lloyd                91
     Jim Everett               91
     Torry Holt                91
     Donnie Shell              91
     Brian Urlacher            91
 118 Tom Brady                 90
     Randy Gradishar           90
     Joe Theismann             90
     Roger Craig               90
     Andre Tippett             90
 123 John Riggins              89
     Phil Simms                89
     Ted Washington            89
     Lydell Mitchell           89
     Harry Carson              89
 128 Champ Bailey              88
     Clyde Simmons             88
     Warrick Dunn              88
     Ray Childress             88
     Lyle Alzado               88
 133 Sam Madison               87
     Bryant Young              87
     Mo Lewis                  87
 136 Cliff Branch              86
     Leslie O'Neal             86
     Tom Jackson               86
     La'Roi Glover             86
     Gary Clark                86
     Kevin Carter              86
     Dave Butz                 86
     Fred Taylor               86
     Jake Scott                86
     Walter Jones              86
 146 Bob Baumhower             85
     Simeon Rice               85
     Jackie Slater             85
     Charles Haley             85
     Willie Anderson           85
     Cornelius Bennett         85
     LeRoy Butler              85
 153 Tarik Glenn               84
     Donovan McNabb            84
     Eugene Robinson           84
     Carnell Lake              84
     Jonathan Ogden            84
     Doug Wilkerson            84
     Tom Nalen                 84
     James Brooks              84
     Steve Wisniewski          84
 162 Stanley Morgan            83
     Henry Thomas              83
     Daunte Culpepper          83
     Jim Langer                83
     Joe Ferguson              83
     Troy Vincent              83
     Nat Moore                 83
     Cliff Harris              83
 170 Michael Dean Perry        82
     Jim Plunkett              82
     Chad Brown                82
     Keenan McCardell          82
     Ottis Anderson            82
 175 Bill Romanowski           81
     Charles Mann              81
     Jacob Green               81
     Brian Dawkins             81
     Levon Kirkland            81
     Priest Holmes             81
     Mike Munchak              81
     Joe Jacoby                81
     Robert Brazile            81
     Bert Jones                81
     Earnest Byner             81
     Fred Smerlas              81
     Jerome Bettis             81
     Jeff Garcia               81
     Steve DeBerg              81
 190 Larry Allen               80
     Ken Norton                80
     Jack Reynolds             80
     Irving Fryar              80
     Lee Roy Selmon            80
     Gary Fencik               80
     Rob Burnett               80
 197 Everson Walls             79
     Harvey Martin             79
     Dan Dierdorf              79
     Bob Kuechenberg           79
     Dave Elmendorf            79
     Ty Law                    79
     Seth Joyner               79
     John L. Williams          79
     Steve Atwater             79
     Wes Chandler              79

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