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Robert Ayers No. 91 in PFF's Top 101

Ayers was named one of Pro Football Focus' top 101 players of 2015.

While NFL Network rolls out their top 100 players of 2015, Pro Football Focus has taken on a similar task of rating the 101 best players in the NFL. NFL Network and PFF have a somewhat different approach, though; the NFL's list is created by current players while PFF's is determined by their analysts' grades.

NFL Network is publishing 10 players at a time, while PFF released their bottom 50 all at once. So while no Buccaneers have been named to the NFL's top 100 yet, one has made PFF's list.

Pictures from Ayers' 2015 season with the New York Giants

Defensive end Robert Ayers was rated by PFF as the No. 91 player in the league, becoming the only Buccaneer to be named to their list to far. Ayers, who was signed by the Bucs as a free agent this spring, recorded 9.5 sacks in 2015 despite missing four games.

"Ayers was one of the few bright spots on the Giants defense this past season," PFF wrote, "and yet still played just 581 total snaps, being held back by the Giants from being even more productive simply based on how much he was on the field. He notched 48 total pressures from 381 pass-rushing snaps."

There are several players who could listed when PFF releases their top 50, including running back Doug Martin, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, linebacker Lavonte David, wide receiver Mike Evans and quarterback Jameis Winston. No. 26 to No. 50 will be released on May 11 and No. 1 to No. 25 will be released the next day.

For a look at PFF's full list, click **HERE**.

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