3. Garrett Wilson, WR, NY Jets
I know Jets fans are enamored with Garrett Wilson's dynamic rookie season and the media has acknowledged him with Offensive Rookie of the Year honors, but will his peers be as generous? There are lots of positions to cover in a Top 100 list, and while the wide receiver is a popular one, how much room do they have for receivers on this year's list?
Last year's list had 13 receivers, but the three years before that had 19, 17, and 20 receivers, respectively. Madden creators might not think Wilson is top 20, but a legitimate argument can certainly be made among rational thinkers that he is.
He finished top 20 in targets, catches, and yards and probably would've finished with more than four touchdowns if his team had a quarterback who threw for double-digit touchdowns last year.
Are the NFL players keenly aware of these numbers? Maybe they simply recall times when they tried to bring Wilson down, and he was just too elusive — that's why he gets their nod.
All in all, I think it's a numbers thing. If 20 get selected, I think Wilson can sneak in there. If it's closer to 13, he will probably miss the cut, but it's possible those AFC East cornerbacks get him into the top 13. Regardless, it's probably much safer to bet that he's a lock for this list next year.