While football fans were counting down the days to training camp, NFL Network was unveiling "The Top 100 Players of 2015" until releasing the final installment last week.
As voted on by current players, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt took home the No. 1 spot and was the only defender to crack the top 10 with quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady right behind him.
But what would the rankings look like if analysts decided?
For starters, Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. would be higher than his actual debut at No. 32, according to the NFL.com crew.
And for some writers, like Chris Wesseling, the reigning AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year would even be in the top five ahead of players like Calvin Johnson, Adrian Peterson, and Ndamukong Suh.
"The OBJ conversation should not be driven by one phenomenal catch when 'The Game Film' shows the NFL's most unstoppable player from October through the end of December," Wesseling wrote.
"Beckham is Antonio Brown on in-breaking routes and a young Steve Smith downfield and outside the numbers.
"I don't need to see another 16 games against double teams to understand that."