The next 10 (Nos. 50-41) on NFL Networks Top 100 NFL players for 2012 will be unveiled Wednesday starting at 7 p.m., and the buzz is that a new Bear will be among the latest group, meaning rated in the top 50.
Brandon Marshall stood at No. 61 going into last season as a Miami Dolphin and best guess is that Marshall will have moved up a grouping at least.
The rankings, always entertaining, are pretty well done by a panel of selectors, although Donovan McNabb was on the list going into last season (No. 100) and Matt Forte wasnt. And Forte will be a surprise member this year given that he wasnt considered Top-100 material last year. He missed the better part of five games but did make the Pro Bowl.
The only other Bear figured to be ranked at this point is Devin Hester as a returner, after a No. 32 slotting last year.