Pro Football Focus ranks the top 101 players of the 2014 season.
While the NFL Newtork counts down their top 100 players, Pro Football Focus has already announced theirs – and two Buccaneers made the list.
Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and wide receiver Mike Evans were both selected by PFF as two of the top 101 players of the 2014 season. McCoy finished ranked No. 34 while Evans was ranked 94th.
Pro Football Focus, which provides in-depth stats and analysis, graded McCoy as one of the best pass-rushing defensive tackles in the league last season.
"An interesting year for McCoy who dealt with an injury that impacted his performance and playing time, as well as developing a habit for jumping offsides that contributed to him being flagged 10 times," PFF wrote. "Yet despite that, he still was an incredibly productive pass rusher grading positively in all bar one games in this regard."
Evans appeared in NFL Newtork's top 100 last week at a slightly higher position – No. 75. He was nominated for the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year Award after setting a Buccaneers record for receiving touchdowns.
"Took the seventh overall pick a while to get going but really spiked midseason with a trio of extremely impressive outings (most notably the 209 yard effort against Washington)," the website wrote. "Looked more and more comfortable as the season went on and defensive backs struggled to adjust with his size, helping him to an extremely impressive 12 touchdowns."
Although he led the NFL in tackles per game last season, linebacker Lavonte David wasn't listed as one of the top players in the league by PFF. Whether or not the NFL Network agrees will be revealed in the coming weeks.