is winding down its annual unveiling of the
's top 100 players of 2012 -- as voted by the players themselves -- and three
defenders have been ranked among the league’s top 20 players by their peers.
On Wednesday night, Ravens linebackers
(No. 74), fullback
(No. 45) and running back
(No. 22) on the Top 100 list.
Lewis, who came in at No. 4 on the 2011 list, ranked 20th this year, which is not too shabby for his age -- 36. Reed, who was No. 5 last year, was No. 16, three spots ahead of
. And Suggs, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, jumped 29 spots from No. 40 in 2011 to No. 11.
So are any Ravens left? Well, you could make a pretty solid argument that cornerback
should have cracked this year's list, but they did not.
is still on the board, and he will be the only Ravens player
this year. He will be jockeying for position with quarterbacks like
and players such as cornerback
and wide receiver Calvin Johnson.
Tune into NFL Network next Wednesday at 8 p.m. for the top 10.