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NFL Top 100: DeSean Jackson #63

WR DeSean Jackson is the second Redskins player on's Top 100 list this year.

The NFL Top 100 was started in 2011 and is voted on by current NFL players.  Last season featured 4 Redskins on the Top 100 list.  Trent Williams was the first player highlighted at #99.  The next Redskins player on the list was London Fletcher at #86.  Alfred Morris earned #64 from his peers following a rookie season performance where he broke the Redskins single season rushing record, and helped the team win the division for the first time since 1999.  Robert Griffin III was the final Redskins player on the Top 100 list in 2013, and he was voted #15 following his Rookie of the Year campaign.

Pierre Garçon was the first Redskins player to be named to this year's NFL Top 100 list, coming in at #80.  The next Redskins player to make the list is former Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson.  He is coming off of the best season of his career, starting 16 games and getting 82 receptions for 1332 yards and 9 TDs.  He was also voted into the Pro Bowl for the 3rd time in his 6 year career with the Eagles.  Jackson was cut from the Eagles after attempts to trade him before free agency failed.  Jackson was quickly signed by the Redskins, and joins RGIII, Pierre Garcon, Andre Roberts, Jordan Reed, and Alfred Morris in Head Coach Jay Gruden's new offense.  Expectations are high with Griffin another year removed from his ACL surgery, and with Jackson in the mix to be the deep threat the Redskins have been needing to open up their offense.

5. Washington Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson moved up 37 spots to No. 63, which sounds about right. He is more consistent now catching the ball on a variety of routes while remaining one of the best vertical threats in the league.