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“The Top 100 Players of 2017” is broadcast weekly Mondays on NFL Network at 9 p.m. ET. The conversation continues on the “Top 100 Players Reactions” show, airing immediately after at 10 p.m. ET.

For the second straight year, NFL Media’s Ike Taylor will be sharing his own spin on “The Top 100,” listing who he thinks are the league’s best heading into next season. Let’s continue by revealing his next set of rankings, 51-60:

» No. 51: Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions
» No. 52: Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
» No. 53: Martellus Bennett, TE, Green Bay Packers
» No. 54: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans
» No. 55: Malcolm Butler, CB, New England Patriots
» No. 56: Chandler Jones, OLB, Arizona Cardinals
» No. 57: Gerald McCoy, DT, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
» No. 58: Jarvis Landry, WR, Miami Dolphins
» No. 59: Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans
» No. 60: Donald Penn, OT, Oakland Raiders

‘TOP 100 PLAYERS OF 2017’
▹ Ike Taylor’s Rankings:
▸ 100-81 | 80-71 | 70-61 | 60-51
▹ Why ‘Hawks will regain their swagger
▹ Ranking the 5 best offseasons
▹ Who will snap playoff drought in ’17?
▹ Projected Starters (NFC):
▸ East | North l South l West
▹ Projected Starters (AFC):
▸ East | North l South l West

Matthew Stafford and Jameis Winston both improved their stock in 2016. The Lions quarterback showed he could carry the team sans Megatron and with the up-and-down efforts of perimeter players. Winston improved in his sophomore season and should lead the Bucs to a playoff appearance in Year 3. Without Rob Gronkowski on the field for the Patriots for much of the season, Martellus Bennett stepped up big time, catching a career-high seven touchdown passes. The Texans’ inconsistent (and oftentimes poor) quarterback play in 2016 led to a drop in production for DeAndre Hopkins. The 2015 Pro Bowler slid 23 spots from last year’s list. Nevertheless, he’s proven himself from Day 1 in this league and still has the goods.

The three defenders in the middle of this section are studs. What a story Malcolm Butler is, beginning his career as an undrafted free agent … then barely playing … then making arguably the biggest play in Super Bowl history. He has become a premier cornerback in this league, but I’m waiting to see if he proves himself as a shutdown corner. Chandler Jones now has three double-digit sack seasons in his first five campaigns, after recording 11 last year in Arizona. Gerald McCoy has been a cornerstone for the Buccaneers since 2010. He’s the Geno Atkins of Tampa Bay, and his consistency is something to behold.

Jarvis Landry came into his own last season. This guy sets the tone for Miami’s offense, whether he’s catching the ball, earning YAC (yards after catch) or blocking. Delanie Walker is one of my favorite players in the league. He doesn’t have the height some other tight ends have, but his speed and tenacity go a long way. He hauled in seven touchdowns in his 11th season, and I doubt he’ll slow down anytime soon. Donald Penn rounds out this group and is the leader of his pack in Oakland. The Raiders have one of the best offensive lines in the league, with Penn establishing himself as the foundation of the unit and a top-tier tackle.

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Even though he is a beast on the football field, J.J. Watt has an emotional side off the gridiron.

The Houston Texans defensive end wrote a Mother’s Day letter to his mom for an ESPN feature on Sunday.

While Watt read the letter he wrote aloud, his mother, Connie, was in the next room listening to him speak through a monitor.

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In the letter, Watt described how much his mom meant to him:

“From my perspective, throughout my entire life, you’ve always had the whole world figured out,” Watt wrote.

“You’ve always been the most kind, loving, passionate, hardest-working person that I’ve ever known. You and Dad taught [brothers] Derek, T.J., and I that we could accomplish anything we wanted to in this world.”

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J.J. is the oldest of the three Watt sons — Derek is a fullback for the Los Angeles Chargers, and T.J. was drafted by Pittsburgh in the first round last month.

The feature also included athletes from around various leagues, including Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper.

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HOUSTON — After a tumultuous year with Brock Osweiler, it appears Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien will have a better relationship with his quarterbacks in 2017.

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, during Deshaun Watson’s visit with the Texans before the NFL draft, Watson looked O’Brien in the eye and said he knows the most important piece to a championship team is the relationship between the quarterback and head coach.

DeShaun Watson’s last visit w Texans. Looked Bill O’Brien in eye, said knows most important piece to championship team is HC-QB relationship

— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) April 28, 2017
That relationship was not as strong for the Texans in 2016. O’Brien and Osweiler got into multiple arguments last season — reported by some as “heated exchanges” — though both said that is par for the course in the NFL. The Texans’ playcalling situation last season was also inconsistent. Former offensive coordinator George Godsey was stripped of his duties by O’Brien early in the season.

The QBs on the Texans’ roster are Watson, current starter Tom Savage, and veteran Brandon Weeden. Savage has been open with his praise of O’Brien, having joined the Texans during the head coach’s first draft with the team in 2014. Watson impressed and felt he clicked with O’Brien and the Texans’ coaching staff during a pre-draft visit.

Watson said it was a great visit and that “everything just fit right,” adding, “Once I got here the players just kind of brought me in — sit down and eat lunch with all the guys, and kind of building that relationship. It felt like I was already on the team, and I felt comfortable with the situation.”

Added O’Brien: “It was actually the whole offensive staff that met with Deshaun when he came, which I don’t think is easy for a young man to come in. Obviously, a bona fide draft prospect, a guy to come in here and have to stand up in front of … nine guys in the room: offensive line coach, receiver coach, quarterback coach, head coach.

“One of the things that impressed us the most was his ability to retain information with poise. We do several different things with our conversations with our quarterbacks. He handled it all very well. That impressed us.”

O’Brien has said he is tough on quarterbacks, and part of that is because it is such a demanding position to play. O’Brien also learned from the best immediately. His first job in the NFL was with the New England Patriots, where he served as offensive coordinator and as quarterbacks coach for Super Bowl champion Tom Brady.

“You’re playing probably the hardest position in professional sports,” O’Brien said. “You have to make decisions at a moment’s notice. You have to be ultra-prepared. You have to be an ultimate competitor. You have to be a great communicator. You have to have leadership skills.”

Savage said last month that he loves playing for O’Brien.
“I love the guy,” Savage said. “That’s what I look forward to, is going to practice every day. He’s going to be hard on me. That’s what you want as a quarterback. He’s the type of guy that is always talking shop with you, and that’s the type of guy you want to go out there and you want to brawl for.”

O’Brien and general manager Rick Smith made it clear that Savage is still the Texans’ starting quarterback, but they said Watson will compete for the job in training camp. Watson, taken 12th overall, said he feels he is in the right situation in Houston and is excited to come in and learn from Savage and Weeden.

“They have a lot of weapons,” Watson said. “They can spread you out. There’s so many different things you can do from what I’ve seen, and I’ve learned from Coach O’Brien over the visits. They have a great defense, a great O-line, great weapons around me. For me, all I need to do is keep my head down, don’t say anything, learn from all the veteran guys, learn from Tom Savage, learn from Brandon Weeden and just play my role, whatever role that is — play it well and help the team out, win.”