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Fox Sports Has An NFL Top 100 List, Too

Fox Sports actually thinks this guy is one of the top 100 players in the NFL. Crazy, ain't it? (Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE)
Fox Sports actually thinks this guy is one of the top 100 players in the NFL. Crazy, ain't it? (Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE)

And this one actually kind of, sort of makes sense. You won't find John Kuhn ahead of Percy Harvin here, that's for sure.

Speaking of Harvin, he's the first member of the Minnesota Vikings that appears on the list, coming in at #92.

Here's the commentary about The Percy Situation (™ Ted Glover):

If healthy - yes, that's a major "if" - Harvin is one of the most explosive, dynamic and feared multi-purpose players in the NFL. He played in all 16 games in 2012, catching 87 passes for 967 yards and scoring six touchdowns. That's with a bad Donovan McNabb and an inexperienced Christian Ponder throwing him the ball. Ponder's got an offseason to work with his receivers, Harvin's feeling good, and there's reason to believe the two could have some great chemistry in 2012. Yep, a 'Nole and a Gator getting along.

I don't get why people want to keep bringing up Harvin's durability. The guy has missed three games in three seasons, and missed none last year. You know who else has missed three games in the last three seasons? Patriots' receiver Wes Welker. . .a guy that Harvin is often compared to. . .and you never hear questions or concerns about Welker's durability (and he's even had a serious knee injury during that time).

There are a couple more Vikings on the list, and we'll tell you who they are. . .after the jump.

Not surprisingly, coming off of his injury, running back Adrian Peterson comes in lower than he normally would, checking in at #29 in the top 100.

Peterson's no longer the top all-around running back in the game (I have MJD and Arian Foster rated higher), but he could still be the most dangerous. On any given play, A.D. (short for All Day) can turn a typical 4-yard scamper into an 85-yard run touchdown score. His numbers were down in 2011 and the Vikings offense was a mess. The injury will hamper his 2012 season. He's still, without a doubt, a top-five back in this league.

He certainly is. It remains to be seen how long it will take him to get back to full strength after his injury. Rest assured, however, he will get there eventually. People who say that he "will never be the same" obviously haven't followed Adrian Peterson for very long.

Last, but not least, defensive end Jared Allen somehow manages to come in lower on this list than he did on the NFL Network's Top 100 list, as he's listed at #14.

With teams mostly running on the Vikings in the second half, with no Ray Edwards lining up across from him and double coverage on most NFL Sundays, Jared Allen still managed to record 22 sacks, force 4 fumbles and intercept a pass in 2011. This Vikings team won't be very good in 2012, but Allen will still cause constant headaches for opposing offensive coordinators.

Well, of course he will, because he's the best in the NFL at his position. To add to this, I'll just throw in that the 2012 Minnesota Vikings are going to be significantly better than a lot of people think they're going to be. Granted, that's not a high hurdle to clear, since pretty much everyone universally expects them to be awful, but I think a lot of people are in for a shock.

What are your thoughts on Fox Sports' list?