The NFL’s 100 Best Current Players: Players 80-71

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80.) Robert Mathis, Defensive End, IND
As awesome as LaMarr Woodley has been over the past two seasons the fact of the matter is that Robert Mathis still remains the league’s best pass rusher from the defensive strong side of the field.


Well because Robert Mathis has been providing a thorough and consistent pass rush from the strong side of the field since 2004.

Everybody talks about Dwight Freeney—and rightfully so—but Robert Mathis has been around for all but two years of Freeney’s pro career and has been one heck of a threat opposite of him. In fact, I question why so many people underrate Mathis when he provides a bulrush as devastating as Freeney’s finesse rush?

What makes Mathis’ play across from Freeney so darn impressive over that span is the fact that Mathis—like Woodley—is always rushing from the quarterback’s frontside. Therefore ...

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