Dec 22, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) reacts after breaking the single season receiving yard record in a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field. Falcon won 31-18. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Top 100: Calvin Johnson Appreciative of Lofty Ranking

NFL Network has completed their list of the league’s top 100 players and it comes as no surprise to see Calvin Johnson highly ranked.

Wedged between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady isn’t a bad place to be. That’s where Megatron landed, ranked as the league’s third best player. Johnson trailed only Manning and Adrian Peterson who took the top spot after his amazing return from a torn ACL.

When it comes down to it, rankings like this are just for fun. While there really isn’t any value in it beyond filling some programming time on NFL Network in what is the deadest period of the NFL calendar, the players do take interest.

Calvin came out even better in the fan vote, finishing second behind Peterson once again.

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