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Peters Named No. 79 2018 NFL Top 100


The annual NFL Top 100 list has been going for only two weeks and Los Angeles already has a pair of players named to it.

Cornerback Marcus Peters is the second Ram on the list, coming in at No. 79. It's the third time Peters has appeared on the Top 100, but it's his lowest ranking. In 2016, Peters was No. 65 and in 2017 he was No. 32.

In 14 games last season, Peters had five interceptions, returning them for a league-leading 137 yards. Peters also recorded nine passes defensed, three three forced fumbles, and a pair of fumble recoveries.

Since entering the league as the 18th overall pick in the 2015 draft, Peters leads the league with 19 regular-season interceptions — 21 including postseason play. He's recorded at least five interceptions in each of his first three seasons. The young cornerback led the league with eight interceptions as a rookie, returning two for touchdowns. He was named the 2015 AP Defensive Rookie of the Year for his performance.

Peters is expected to start opposite cornerback Aqib Talib for Los Angeles in 2018. The Rams officially acquired Peters and Talib via separate trades with the Chiefs and Broncos, respectively, at the start of the new league year on March 14. Talib has also made three appearances on the Top 100 list, including No. 37 in 2017 and No. 34 in 2016.

The NFL Network will continue to air its "Top 100 Players of 2018" series every week, leading up to the final 10 athletes on Monday, June 25. Episodes will air live on NFL Network every Monday at 5 p.m. PT.

Fans can see the full list as it is revealed week-by-week, and can read the full analysis of each ranking at

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