We all know that NFL players are some of the the strongest, fastest, and toughest athletes in the world.

But even in a league full of freak athletes and extraordinarily hard-working gym rats, some guys stand out for their talent and pure skill—and nobody understands that better than NFL players themselves.

So when the NFL Network put together its list of Top 100 players for this upcoming season, it polled a bunch of NFL players to figure out who are the truly most respected (and feared) players in the league.

Here's a look at the top 20 players to watch in 2017.