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Marshal Yanda Snubbed From NFL's Top 100


Marshal Yanda is widely regarded as one of the best offensive linemen in the NFL.

He's been a Pro Bowler and All-Pro in each of the last two seasons, and has been an anchor of the Ravens offensive line.

But the right guard didn't get the due recognition from his peers. Yanda was left off the NFL Network's annual list of Top 100 players, which is voted on by the players. The top 10 players will be announced Thursday on NFL Network.

The omission didn't sit well with teammate Michael Oher, who took to Twitter Monday to express his dissatisfaction with the voting.

"Man who votes for the Top 100 I can't Believe Marshal Yanda didn't make it if the players voted he would have been top 20!!" Oher tweeted.

"1st team All pro smh but whatever!... Offensive lineman in the league last year easy!!"

Oher called into question the validity of the voting, which has been criticized by a number of players this offseason.

"Players don't vote because I didn't vote for anybody neither did a few more ppl I know. I'm shocked the guy was easily the most dominate," Oher wrote.

The NFL has refuted claims that players don't vote, saying that 28.3 percent of the league's players voted on this year's list, according to Pro Football Talk. The players who voted submitted a list of their top 20 players.

Yanda's omission is surprising, but the overall list doesn't feature many offensive linemen. The only linemen on the list are Joe Thomas (28), Duane Brown (48), Joe Staley (78), Logan Mankins (82), Max Unger (95) and Trent Williams (99). Mankins is the only guard on that list.

While Yanda got snubbed, the Ravens did fare well in this year's rankings. The team had six players make the cut, including Ray Rice (No. 13), Joe Flacco (19), Haloti Ngata (42), Terrell Suggs (56), Jacoby Jones (88) and Dennis Pitta (100). Ed Reed (18), Bernard Pollard (87) and Anquan Boldin (93) were also members from last year's team on the list.

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