Tennessee Titans star wide receiver’s NFL Top 100 ranking is fair

Julio Jones, Tennessee Titans (Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports image pool)
Julio Jones, Tennessee Titans (Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports image pool) /

As everyone awaits the announcement of the top ten players on the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2021 ranking, Tennessee Titans fans everywhere are raising their wine glasses to toast another of their team’s favorite players making the list.

Future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Julio Jones was unveiled at 29, and that follows a season in which he missed all but nine games due to injury. Imagine where he’d be if he had been available for the other seven and had one of those Julio Jones-esque seasons.

This is a fair ranking for the new Tennessee Titans star.

Being slotted at 29 means Julio falls 18 spots from his previous ranking, one where he landed just outside the top ten in 2020 at 11. That’s fair.

Is he still one of the best wide receivers in the game? He most certainly is! It’s fair to state that he’s destined for great things in 2021 if he stays healthy, right? You better believe it! Why do you think he hasn’t been seen in a preseason game yet?

The Titans are no doubt protecting their investment. As mentioned earlier, ten names remain on the top 100 ranking, and the process of elimination should have told you by now that Derrick Henry will, no doubt, land somewhere in that upper tier. That would give the Titans five guys on the list.

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Joining Jones and Henry on the ranking are wide receiver A.J. Brown (62), defensive tackle Jeffrey Simmons (78), and quarterback Ryan Tannehill (83). Those last three guys are ranked too low, but that’s okay. Just being mentioned has to be an honor. It’s going to be fun to watch all five of the guys lead what we all hope will be a deep playoff run by this team in 2021