Green Bay Packers safety [intlink id=”162″ type=”category”]Nick Collins[/intlink] came in third in ESPN’s safety Power Rankings.
The [intlink id=”386″ type=”category”]Pittsburgh Steelers[/intlink]’ Troy Polamalu and [intlink id=”343″ type=”category”]Baltimore Ravens[/intlink]’ Ed Reed were unanimous selections for first and second — Polamalu got all the first-place votes and Reed got all the second-place votes.
Collins finished 12 points ahead of fourth-place finisher Adrian Wilson of the [intlink id=”174″ type=”category”]Arizona Cardinals[/intlink].
If you’re looking for surprises, there are two mild ones.
The [intlink id=”158″ type=”category”]Kansas City Chiefs[/intlink]’ Eric Berry, who’s entering only his second season in the league, came in fifth and was listed on every ballot.
The [intlink id=”509″ type=”category”]Buffalo Bills[/intlink]’ Donte Whitner came in seventh, which isn’t all that notable by itself, but is interesting when you consider the team plans to let the 26-year-old walk when free agency begins.
At this rate Collins will be #1 within a season or two! Polamalu is on the decline big time (didn’t make one single noteworthy play in the superbowl…defensive player of the year…ha!) and who knows how much more punishment Ed Reed’s groin can take!
Anyone else as excited to get Morgan Burnett back?? Him and Collins could be the best 1-2 in the league next year, barring further injury to Burnett (knock on wood). It gave me a little chuckle that TT gave Collins Butler’s old number and Burnett ended up getting Sharper’s old uni. Do the players not get to choose their number or was this strictly coincidence?