Von Miller voted best defender, No. 2 overall player in NFL Top 100 list

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NEW YORK — Players around the NFL have voted Broncos linebacker Von Miller the second-best overall player in the NFL and the best defender in the league in 2016.

Miller was the third Bronco to make the NFL Top 100 list. Cornerback Aqib Talib was No. 37 and cornerback Chris Harris Jr. came in at No. 63.

Miller, who became the league’s highest paid defensive player last year, has been voted to the top 100 list every year he has been in the league.

He came in at No. 15 in the same poll one year ago. Previously, the highest Miller came in at was No. 9 in the 2012-13 season.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady came in at No. 1 on the list. Behind Miller was Falcons running back Julio Jones, Steelers receiver Antonio Brown and Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack.

Rounding out the top 10 was Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell and Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.