Pro Football Focus is counting down their top 101 players of the 2014 season, and there are more than a handful of New England Patriots to make the list. You can click the above link to read their analysis on why these players ranked the way they did- I highly recommend perusing- and I've included PFF's "key stat" for each player. There is some really interesting information.
40. LB Jamie Collins
Key Stat: No inside linebacker had as many pressures as the 26 Collins managed.
33. S Devin McCourty
Key Stat: Had the highest grade of all safeties in the playoffs.
29. CB Darrelle Revis
Key Stat: Allowed a reception for every 15.5 snaps in coverage, seventh-best mark of all cornerbacks.
27. QB Tom Brady
Key Stat: Owner of fourth-highest passer grade during regular season.
23. LB Dont'a Hightower
Key Stat: Earned the second-highest grade of all inside linebackers during the regular season.
11. TE Rob Gronkowski
Key Stat: Led all tight ends with a 2.44 Yards Per Route Run number.
And those are the players in their top 101. Do you think they missed anyone? Anyone ranked too highly? Let us know in the comments!