Daryl Williams named to PFF's Top 101 players of 2017
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By Bill Riccette

With the 2017 NFL season complete, Pro Football Focus is beginning to unveil their top 101 players of the season.

Monday saw the release of players No. 101 to No. 76. The list will be unveiled throughout the week.

The first portion of the list saw Carolina Panthers right tackle Daryl Williams make an appearance at No. 83.

Though he didn’t have the same postseason run as Lane Johnson, Daryl Williams was arguably even better in the regular season for the Carolina Panthers, proving to be one of the true breakout players of 2017 for the Panthers. Williams had an overall PFF grade of 86.5, the third-best among all tackles and the best among right-side tackles.

PFF also added an elite stat for each player. For Williams, he finished tied for 33rd in pass-blocking efficiency among offensive tackles with at least 178 pass-blocking snaps this season.

Williams ranked two spots higher than Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson, who came in at No. 85 and did not allow a pressure in the Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots.

That’s also a credit to Williams, as PFF’s list also takes postseason play into...



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