NFL Network’s “The Top 100” includes six safeties among the 100 best players as voted on by the players. Four of those safeties — Nick Collins (No. 96), Eric Berry (93), Adrian Wilson (89) and Antrel Rolle (68) — have already been revealed, leaving two players at the position most would presume to be Troy Polamalu and Ed Reed.
Who should be rated higher among the two players widely considered the best safeties in the NFL?
We already know Cameron Wake gave his vote for the NFL’s best player — nevermind just at his position — to Polamalu. Check out the video above to see why Jamie Dukes and Warren Sapp give the designation to Reed.
“It’s not even close,” says Sapp of the debate. “When you’re a safety in the NFL there can’t be a blueprint of where (offenses) want you on the field. If you spread the Steelers out and put him on the hash back there, (offenses) have them where they want him. I’ve never heard that about John Lynch, I’ve never heard that about Ronnie Lott and I’ve never heard that about Ed Reed. The only thing I hear about Reed, from the best quarterback that I think is in the game, Peyton Manning, is ‘How did he do that?'”