A pair of former Ohio State players turned New Orleans Saints players made this year's NFL's Top 100, as voted on by current NFL players and revealed on the NFL Network on Monday night.
Marshon Lattimore checks in as the league's 82nd-best player in this year's rankings, while Michael Thomas is ranked as the league's 81st-best player on this year's list.
Lattimore is coming off an outstanding first season with the New Orleans Saints, for which he earned NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors after recording 52 total tackles, five interceptions and 18 total passes defensed.
Thomas, meanwhile, is coming off a superb sophomore season in which he caught 104 passes for 1,245 receiving yards and five touchdowns. Through his first two seasons in the NFL, Thomas has caught 196 total passes – the most ever by an NFL player in the first two years of his career – for 2,382 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Lattimore and Thomas both played key roles in leading the New Orleans Saints to an 11-5 regular-season record and a first-round playoff victory last season.
Thomas and Lattimore are among eight former Ohio State players on this year's list, the most among all schools. Carlos Hyde and Malcolm Jenkins were revealed as the 97th- and 96th-ranked players on this year's NFL's Top 100 earlier Monday night.
The top 80 players on this year's NFL's Top 100 – which we now know will include four Buckeyes – will be revealed in 10-player installments beginning at 8 p.m. for each of the next eight Monday nights on NFL Network.