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Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen ranks very high in NFL's top 100 players list

He received high praise from players around the league.

Make it six players from last year's Minnesota Vikings roster in NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2018 list. 

Adam Thielen, Minnesota's Pro Bowl wide receiver, is the highest-rated player from last season's 13-3 team, coming in at No. 36, which is ahead of Harrison Smith (46), Case Keenum (51), Xavier Rhodes (55), Stefon Diggs (65) and Linval Joseph (83). 

“I try to win on every play,” Thielen said on the show, which aired Monday night. “I think the biggest thing for me is consistency. Not to have one crazy play, I want to be able to do it every time … over and over and over and over and just help this team win games.”

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Thielen led the Vikings with 91 receptions for 1,276 yards and four touchdowns last season en route to being named an All-Pro. 

"He's not dropping the ball, man. What else do you want to talk about?" said Packers defensive lineman Mike Daniels. "He's always open and he's not dropping the ball. 

Kirk Cousins, who replaced Keenum as Minnesota's starting quarterback, was ranked 94th after playing for the Washington Redskins last season. 

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