On Tuesday, Pro Football Focus released their first 50 selections for their annual top 101 players list, publishing No. 51- No. 101. Included in that first list was one Buccaneer – defensive end Robert Ayers. On Wednesday, PFF rolled out the second part of their list, which included players ranked as high as No. 26. As PFF expanded their list, another Buccaneer joined the top 101 players of the 2015 season.
After finishing second in the NFL in rushing a year ago, PFF listed running back Doug Martin as the No. 38 player from the 2015 season. Martin rushed for 1,402 yards and six touchdowns last season, helping the Buccaneers finish No. 5 in the league in total offense.
Photos of running back Doug Martin from the 2015 season.
"Doug Martin had been somewhat AWOL since his excellent rookie campaign, beset by injury and just poor play, but this season we saw that star emerge again," PFF wrote. "Martin notched 1,402 yards to trail only Adrian Peterson in the chase for the rushing crown, but also broke 57 tackles—seven more than Peterson on 39 fewer carries, fumbling two fewer times over the season, as well.
"Martin accomplished this without the best run-blocking in the world, too, averaging 3.1 yards per carry after contact—almost a full yard more than Peterson—and the best mark in the league among players with more than 120 carries."
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PFF also rated Martin as the NFL's most elusive running back with a rating of 65.7. On Thursday, they will release their final picks for the top 101 players of 2015. For PFF's full list, check in HERE.