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Meet the lone Miami Dolphin ranked among the NFL's top 100 players

Miami Dolphins Cameron Wake during pregame as they prepare to play the Denver Broncos at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, Dec. 3, 2017.
Miami Dolphins Cameron Wake during pregame as they prepare to play the Denver Broncos at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, Dec. 3, 2017. ctrainor@miamiherald.com

The NFL Network completed its Top 100 Players of 2018 list Monday night when its top 10 was unveiled.

And with the full list out, the Miami Dolphins can officially say they have ... one of those top 100 players, based on the opinions of the players in the league.

Defensive end Cameron Wake checked in at No. 74 on the list. Wake, despite being 36, is coming off a season in which he recorded 10 1/2 sacks. Wake earned his second Pro Bowl nomination last season after leading the Dolphins with 122 tackles while adding a pair of interceptions and five pass deflections.

"We should start making a flowchart for these rankings. Did your team make the playoffs? Yes. Congrats on the bump in ranking. Did they miss the playoffs? Grab your parachute. Wake posted essentially identical numbers from 2016 to 2017, yet experienced a 13-place drop as his Miami Dolphins limped to a 6-10 finish," NFL.com's Nick Shook wrote. "The late-emerging veteran has put together quite a six-season stretch, but those supporting his relative slide in prestige will point to his nonexistent forced fumbles (zero) in 2017, a year after forcing five. Sure, if that's what you need. Sometimes things aren't that complicated, though."

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While Wake is the only current Dolphin on the list, a pair of his former teammates made the cut. Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, now with the Los Angeles Rams, made the list at No. 61. Wide receiver Jarvis Landry, now with the Cleveland Browns, is at No. 52.

The Dolphins are one of three teams with just one player making the cut. The others are the Baltimore Ravens (linebacker C.J. Mosley at No. 98) and the Washington Redskins (offensive lineman Trent Williams at No. 57). The Rams and Minnesota Vikings each had a league-high seven players make the list.

As for the overall top 10 players in football, they are:

1.) New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady

2.) Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown

3.) Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz

4.) Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones

5.) Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell

6.) Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley

7.) Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald

8.) New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees

9.) Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller

10.) Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers

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