FootballWho are the NFL’s top 30 players of the 2000 decade?

Who are the NFL’s top 30 players of the 2000 decade?

No doubt, some of the greatest NFL linebackers, guards, and cornerbacks were drafted in the 2000s. Most of them are now retired and engaged in the football coaching profession. So, in this article, we will rank the top 30 NFL players of the 2000s based on their performance, stats, and records.

30 Best NFL Players From 2000-2009

Name Age 1st Draft Position Round Pick Awards
Lorenzo NealLorenzo Neal 51 New Orleans Saints Fullback 4 89
  • 2× First-team All-Pro
  • 4× Pro Bowl
  • Second-team All-Pro
Marvin HarrisonMarvin Harrison 50 Indianapolis Colts Wide receiver 1 19
  • Super Bowl champion
  • 5× Second-team All-Pro
  • 3× First-team All-Pro
Walter JonesWalter Jones 48 Seattle Seahawks Offensive tackle 1 6
  • 4× First-team All-Pro
  • 9× Pro Bowl
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro
Jonathan OgdenJonathan Ogden 48 Baltimore Ravens Offensive tackle 1 4
  • Super Bowl champion
  • 5× Second-team All-Pro
  • 4× First-team All-Pro
Derrick BrooksDerrick Brooks 49 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Outside linebacker 1 28
  • Super Bowl champion
  • 5× First-team All-Pro
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year
Champ BaileyChamp Bailey 44 Washington Redskins Cornerback 1 7
  • 3× First-team All-Pro
  • 12× Pro Bowl
  • 4× Second-team All-Pro
Charles WoodsonCharles Woodson 45 Oakland Raiders Cornerback,
Safety
1 4
  • Super Bowl champion
  • NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
  • NFL Defensive Player of the Year
Brian DawkinsBrian Dawkins 48 Philadelphia Eagles Safety 2 61
  • 4× First-team All-Pro
  • 9× Pro Bowl
  • Second-team All-Pro
Devin HesterDevin Hester 39 Chicago Bears Wide receiver,
Return specialist
2 57
  • 3× First-team All-Pro
  • 4× Pro Bowl
  • Second-team All-Pro
David AkersDavid Akers 47 Atlanta Falcons Placekicker N/A N/A
  • 2× First-team All-Pro
  • 6× Pro Bowl
  • 4× Second-team All-Pro
Ty LawTy Law 48 New England Patriots Cornerback 1 23
  • 3× Super Bowl champion
  • 5× Pro Bowl
  • 2× First-team All-Pro
Ronde BarberRonde Barber 47 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cornerback 3 66
  • Super Bowl champion
  • 3× First-team All-Pro
  • 5× Pro Bowl
Zach ThomasZach Thomas 49 Miami Dolphins Middle linebacker 5 154
  • 5× First-team All-Pro
  • 7× Pro Bowl
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro
Joey PorterJoey Porter 45 Pittsburgh Steelers Outside linebacker 3 73
  • Super Bowl champion
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro
  • 2× First-team All-Pro
Jason TaylorJason Taylor 48 Miami Dolphins Defensive end and Outside linebacker 3 73
  • 3× First-team All-Pro
  • 6× Pro Bowl
  • Second-team All-Pro
Orlando PaceOrlando Pace 46 St. Louis Rams Tackle 1 1
  • Super Bowl champion
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro
  • 3× First-team All-Pro
Torry HoltTorry Holt 46 St. Louis Rams Wide receiver 1 6
  • Super Bowl champion
  • Second-team All-Pro
  • First-team All-Pro
Jamal LewisJamal Lewis 43 Baltimore Ravens Running back 1 5
  • Super Bowl champion
  • First-team All-Pro
  • NFL Offensive Player of the Year
Edgerrin JamesEdgerrin James 44 Indianapolis Colts Running back 1 4
  • First-team All-Pro
  • 4× Pro Bowl
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro
Randy MossRandy Moss 45 Minnesota Vikings Wide receiver 1 21
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year
  • 6× Pro Bowl
  • 4× First-team All-Pro
Tony GonzalezTony Gonzalez 46 Kansas City Chiefs Tight end 1 13
  • 6× First-team All-Pro
  • 14× Pro Bowl
  • 4× Second-team All-Pro
Michael StrahanMichael Strahan 50 New York Giants Defensive end 2 40
  • Super Bowl champion
  • 4× First-team All-Pro
  • 7× Pro Bowl
Ray LewisRay Lewis 47 Baltimore Ravens Middle linebacker 1 26
  • 2× Super Bowl champion
  • 7× First-team All-Pro
  • Super Bowl MVP
Adam VinatieriAdam Vinatieri 49 Amsterdam Admirals Kicker N/A N/A
  • 4× Super Bowl champion
  • 3× Pro Bowl
  • NFL scoring leader
Bill BelichickBill Belichick (Coach) 70 Baltimore Colts Head coach N/A N/A
  • 2× Super Bowl champion
Tony DungyTony Dungy 66 Pittsburgh Steelers Safety N/A N/A
  • Super Bowl champion
Antonio GatesAntonio Gates 42 San Diego / Los Angeles Chargers Tight end N/A N/A
  • 3× First-team All-Pro
  • 8× Pro Bowl
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro
Terrell OwensTerrell Owens 48 San Francisco 49ers Wide receiver 3 89
  • 5× First-team All-Pro
  • San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame
  • 6× Pro Bowl
Peyton ManningPeyton Manning 46 Indianapolis Colts Quarterback 1 1
  • 2× Super Bowl champion
  • Super Bowl MVP
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro
Tom BradyTom Brady 45 New England Patriots Quarterback 6 199
  • 7× Super Bowl champion
  • 3× First-team All-Pro
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro

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