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Which Steeler will be ranked in 11-20 on NFL's Top 100? Le'Veon Bell or Antonio Brown

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Two first team all-pro Steelers have yet to be named in the Top 100 players by the NFL Network. Which player will it be?

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Last week there were three Pittsburgh Steelers who had yet to be named by the NFL Network on their Top 100 players in professional football.  Those players were Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown.

In a poll conducted before the player was revealed, 62% of BTSC readers whom voted believed that player would be Ben Roethlisberger.

The majority found out it was correct when Ben Roethlisberger was ranked as the 26th best player in the league.

Though Roethlisberger was ranked just outside of the top five quarterbacks in the NFL, it very much appears that both Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown stand a solid chance of being ranked as the best players of their positions or just shy of being the very best.

We know for certain that at least one Steeler will be featured tonight in the NFL Network's Top 100 when it reveals the 11th-20th ranked players tonight at 9:00PM ET.

So once again we must ask the question, which player will be revealed tonight: Le'Veon Bell or Antonio Brown?

Antonio Brown is my favorite of these two Steelers to be ranked higher on the list and leave Le'Veon Bell to be revealed tonight.

Brown has been the exceptional player that he's known to be for a few years now and even led the league in receiving yards over the past two seasons.  His numbers have put him in the same league as the likes of Cris Carter, Randy Moss, Marvin Harrison and Jerry Rice, as Bryan DeArdo mentioned here last month.  There's without a doubt he deserves to be mentioned in the top ten players of the league.

However Bell's performance in 2014 should not be overlooked, as both players shared MVP's for the team.  Bell became the only player since Walter Payton to gain 200+ yards in three straight games.  He also gained over 2,000 yards from scrimmage without fumbling the ball even once and gained the second most rushing yards and yards from scrimmage in the NFL.  In his second season Bell accumulated 2,215 yards, the 22nd most in the history of the league, and became one of the elite threats for all defenses to beware.

The NFL Network might have tipped its hand however when it asked a question as to which running back would be ranked higher on tonight's reveal:

Who do you think will be revealed tonight?