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Pro Football Focus: Malcolm Butler 38th best player in NFL

Ryan Hannable
June 12, 2017 - 11:19 am

Pro Football Focus has come out with its top 50 players for 2017.

Four Patriots players made the list, but one of which was pretty surprising -- Malcolm Butler at No. 38. Butler is a solid player, but 38th in the entire NFL? This seems like a bit of a stretch. In three seasons in the league, Butler has totaled six interceptions.

Other Patriots players on the list include Tom Brady (No. 3), Rob Gronkowski (No. 9) and Devin McCourty (No. 49). Julian Edelman, Brandin Cooks, Stephon Gilmore and Dont'a Hightower are notables to not make the list.

The top five is: Aaron Donald, J.J. Watt, Brady, Julio Jones and Aaron Rodgers.