Richard Sherman, Seattle's All-Pro cornerback, was the highest-rated defender on the NFL Network's list of top 100 players.

Sherman joined Seahawks safeties Kam Chancellor (65th on the list) and Earl Thomas (17th), quarterback Russell Wilson (20th) and running back Marshawn Lynch (14th).

Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson was the next highest ranked defensive player at No. 22

Rounding out the Top 10 with Sherman are Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (No. 1), Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (No. 2), New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (No. 3), Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (No. 4), Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (No. 5), New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (No. 6), Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (No. 8), Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (No. 9), and Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (No. 10).