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Ranking the 50 Best Players in the Super Bowl: 10-1
By Joe Caporoso on Wednesday, January 29 2014

The Super Bowl is only four days away. To help get you prepared, we are providing a ranking of the top 50 players you will see on Super Sunday. We're sure you will have your disagreements and we want to hear them!

10. Russell Wilson - Seattle Seahawks - Quarterback - The "other" quarterback in this game. Wilson plays well beyond his years and is a natural playmaker and leader. In his sophomore season, he finished with 3,357 yards passing and 26 touchdowns to only nine interceptions. He also tacked on 539 rushing yards.

9. Julius Thomas - Denver Broncos - Tight End - Thomas seemingly came out of nowhere to be an absolute beast in the Broncos' offense this season. "Orange Julius" had 65 receptions on only 89 targets for 788 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns. He is a matchup nightmare for defenses and will play a huge role in the Super Bowl. 

8. Manny Ramirez - Denver Broncos - Center - The anchor of Denver's offensive line, which is one of the top units in football. Ramirez is rock solid in pass protection and capable of paving the way in the running game as well. It will be fun to watch him battle with Brandon Mebane up front. 

7. Marshawn Lynch - Seattle Seahawks - Running Back - BEAST MODE! Nobody in football breaks more tackles or piles up more yards after contact. Despite running behind an average offensive line, Lynch had 1,257 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. He is arguably the best running back in football not named Adrian Peterson. 

6. Kam Chancellor - Seattle Seahawks - Safety - A heat-seeking missile for the Seahawks in the secondary. Chancellor had 99 tackles and three interceptions this season and forms one half of the best safety duo in the NFL. He was named Second-Team All-Pro this season.

5. Demaryius Thomas - Denver Broncos - Wide Receiver - Outside of Megatron, Thomas might be the best wide receiver in football. The top target in Peyton Manning's passing machine, Thomas piled up 1,430 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns this season. Young receivers and cornerbacks should watch closely as he battles Richard Sherman - it will provide a tutorial on how to play both positions. 

4. Earl Thomas - Seattle Seahawks - Safety - The best safety in the NFL. Thomas was named First-Team All-Pro this season. He finished with 105 tackles and five interceptions. Simply put, he is all over the field on every single play.

3. Louis Vasquez - Denver Broncos - Guard - First-Team All-Pro and arguably the best guard in the NFL. Vasquez helps keep Manning upright and clears the way for Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball. People underestimate just how good Vasquez and Denver's offensive line have been this season. 

2. Richard Sherman - Seattle Seahawks - Cornerback - Ever heard of him? Sherman is the best corner in the NFL and certainly the loudest. He has had two passes thrown his way this postseason - one was incomplete, the other was intercepted. 

1. Peyton Manning - Denver Broncos - Quarterback - Arguably the greatest quarterback in NFL history, Manning is appearing in his third Super Bowl and trying to secure his second ring.

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