NFL Peers Vote Gronkowski, Welker Into Top 25 Players In 2012

June 14, 2012 12:00 AM
NFL Peers Vote Gronkowski, Welker Into Top 25 Players In 2012
" BOSTON (CBS) — The value of Rob Gronkowski and Wes Welker to the Patriots is no mystery to football fans in New England, but it looks like the rest of the league has taken notice as well.

NFL Network is once again airing “The Top 100″ this year, a list voted on by NFL players to determine who had the best season in the league. Nos. 30-21 were unveiled on Wednesday night, and they featured Welker at No. 23 and Gronkowski at No. 21.

The placement of Gronkowski was at least a little bit controversial, given that the Saints tight end Jimmy Graham has yet to be featured on the show, meaning he almost certainly ranked higher than the Patriots’ tight end. Gronkowski, however, didn’t seem too upset about his placement on the list when he was a guest on the network Wednesday night.

“It’s just an honor to be even recognized as a top 100 player. To be at No. 21 in just my second year in the league, it’s just an honor for me,” Gronkowski said "

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