The Players' All-Pro: Diggs named 3rd best Free Safety by peers

Is Diggs undervalued by Hawks fans?

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massari

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Al Woods 5th best NT, Woolen 5th best CB

For the first time ever, NFL players are honoring the best in the game by naming our Players’ All-Pro team, which will be announced tomorrow. Every active NFL player had the opportunity to cast their vote to decide who is really the best at each position.

We compete against each other all season long, watching hours and hours of film week after week after week, and yet we have never had an opportunity to truly use our expertise to select the best of us. We think it is important that players take the time to define ourselves, because so far, we have allowed everyone else to either pick or dilute our voices.

For example, players vote for the Pro Bowl, but only get 1/3 of the say. The “NFL Top 100” is another list where we have input, but the setup is flawed because it compares players in a way that belies the sport and players do not really take it seriously. Also, how can one fairly compare different positions to each other in a linear list -- for instance, a QB versus an offensive guard? The Players’ All-Pro is the only team voted on exclusively by players, in a way that makes the most sense to the game of football -- and the response from our membership has been tremendous.

Here are the rules that differentiate us from anyone else:

  • Only active NFL players can vote and they get only one vote.
  • If a player missed five or more games as of Week 15, then they are ineligible. This is to ensure that we are choosing the best players who had the most impact this season. Being available counts.
  • Players cannot vote for themselves or for their own teammates
  • Players vote for the position group they play in and line up against.
    • For example, centers can vote for:
      • The best Center in the league
      • The best nose tackle in the league
      • The best Interior defensive lineman in the league
      • The best off-ball linebacker in the league
  • We had each various player leaders from each team nominate their two best special teams players (or “core teamers”) for the ballot. We wanted the locker rooms to decide who should represent their team in that position.

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Ozzy

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No players are usually terrible at this. Diggs is decent but he’s nowhere near top 3 imo.
 

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I paid a lot more attention to him this year than in years past.

If we could get a minimum in a trade of a 2nd rounder, hell…maybe a 3rd, I’d do it.
 

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One's tackling prowess was not taken into consideration for these rankings. It has not been one of Diggs' strengths the past couple seasons (my opinion). In a way that maybe that I was spoiled watching Kam and Earl who were both excellent tacklers.

The positive side of the higher rankings is, it can only help increase his trade value.
 
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Sgt. Largent

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Players voting on players = popularity contest.

Not to say Diggs didn't have a good year, he did. Stayed healthy, played well. No complaints.

But no, he's not the 3rd best free safety in the league.
 

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Diggs appeared to have tough time bouncing back and being all the way healthy to start the season.

But you could definitely see when he started to feel like himself again, and his splits between the front half of the season (not to his usual standard) and the back half of the season (upper echelon by most measures) was pretty telling.
 

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As soon as I saw that the kicker list not having Justin Tucker in the top 3 is ridiculous everyone knows he’s the best in the NFL and possibly all time. I will take the rest with a grain of salt
 
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