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Thomas cracks top 30

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Berea (WOIO) - Joe Thomas has finally cracked the top 30...on the NFL's Top 100 players of 2013. The Browns All Pro left tackle was voted the 28th best player in the National Football Leagues yearly rankings, a list that is voted on exclusively by current NFL players. Thomas was voted number 43 in 2011 and 82 in 2012.

Thomas received universal praise from opposing defensive linemen and fellow offensive linemen alike. Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen compared Thomas to other great tackles, including Hall of Famer Willie Roaf, saying "he is a big bodied guy that can move very well and is always up for the challenge one on one".

Joe Thomas joins fellow Browns teammate running back Trent Richardson, who landed at the number 72 spot on the list following his rookie season.

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