The Jaguars revealed early on Wednesday that there would be two current Jaguars players featured in the newest episode of the annual NFL Top 100 Players voted on by the players. A quote from the episode teaser "the scouts have bad eyes" lead many to believe that Allen Hurns would be one of the two Jaguars featured this week. The other player who would be featured was a bit more of mystery. Most speculated it would be either newly acquired Malik Jackson or Allen Robinson.
Well, those who believed Hurns would be featured were absolutely right. Hurns came in at #89, just one number away from his playing number. From Bill Belichick gushing over Hurns to players such as Marcedes Lewis and Tyraan Mathieu remembering Hurns' toughness, one thing is clear - Hurns is one tough cookie and had one hell of a season for the Jags in 2015 despite playing through a sports hernia. Hurns has a truly remarkable story, from undrafted to Top 100 in just two years.
The mystery man for the Jaguars in this weeks episode of NFL Top 100 Players was none other than Telvin Smith. He came in at #83. Telvin's story is not dissimilar to Hurns'. Smith wasn't drafted until the 5th round of the 2014 NFL Draft despite being one of the best players on the best college team in the country at FSU. Many thought Smith was too small to make it in the NFL as a linebacker, but all he has done since joining the Jags is record 232 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and 2 interceptions. Telvin has quickly developed into one of the best linebackers in the game.
To the excitement of Jaguars fans it was also announced that there would be five total Jaguars featured on this years Top 100 Players, which means there are three more to come. The obvious choices will be Allen Robinson who recorded 14 touchdowns and racked up over 1,400 yards in 2015 and Malik Jackson who helped lead the Broncos defense to a Super Bowl just last season by recording 60 QB pressures. What is not clear in who the with Jaguar on the list will be.
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