The NFL Network began its annual series profiling the 100 best players in professional football last night, and two Buffalo Bills players have already cracked the list: left guard Richie Incognito (No. 97 overall), and wide receiver Sammy Watkins (No. 96).
The best run-blocking force on an offensive line that paved the way for the NFL's No. 1-ranked rushing attack last season, Incognito was a revelation in his first season with the Bills, evolving from a veteran with a checkered past that the team was taking a flier on to a Pro Bowl left guard that the team re-signed to a three-year deal before he could test the open market in free agency. The 33-year-old will remain Buffalo's starting left guard for the foreseeable future.
Watkins ended the 2015 regular season on a tear, averaging 17.9 yards per reception and scoring eight touchdowns in the team's final 10 games. Still more than a month shy of turning 23, Watkins is easily the Bills' best player still in the early stages of his career, and while Buffalo will still be fielding a low-volume passing attack under Greg Roman, Watkins' role and effectiveness should only continue to grow in 2016.
The Bills had five players on this list a year ago - their starting four defensive linemen (three of which are still with the team), plus running back LeSean McCoy. What other Bills players have a chance at cracking the Top 100 list, in your opinion?