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Wilson, Luck, Rodgers, Watt Headline Barnwell's Trade Value List

Brill Barnwell has released his 2014 NFL Trade Value rankings, headlined by Russell Wilson at No. 1 and Andrew Luck at No. 2.

Wilson is ranked ahead of Luck because he is still two years away from being paid market value.

Aaron Rodgers is ranked No. 3, though Barnwell writes that he would rank him as the most talented quarterback in the NFL right now. But Rodgers is 30 and makes far more money than younger, cheaper quarterbacks.

J.J. Watt is the first defensive player on the list and ranks No. 4.

Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newton are ranked No. 5 and No. 6 respectively. 

Robert Quinn is at No. 7 as the second-highest ranked defensive player.

Peyton Manning, Matt Ryan, Drew Brees and Tom Brady rank No. 8-No. 11.

Here's the rest of Barnwell's top-50:

12. Patrick Peterson

13. Earl Thomas

14. Richard Sherman

15. Robert Griffin III

16. A.J. Green

17. Calvin Johnson

18. Von Miller

19. Philip Rivers

20. Eli Manning

21. Ben Roethlisberger

22. Joe Thomas

23. Joe Staley

24. Luke Kuechly

25. Greg Hardy

26. Jadeveon Clowney

27. Jimmy Graham

28. Tyron Smith

29. Duane Brown

30. Julio Jones

31. Dez Bryant

32. Tony Romo

33. Matthew Stafford

34. Patrick Willis

35. Darrelle Revis

36. Lavonte David

37. Demaryius Thomas

38. Muhammad Wilkerson

39. Trent Williams

40. Joe Haden

41. Nate Solder

42. Adrian Peterson

43. Ryan Tannehill

44. Mike Iupati

45. Ndamukong Suh

46. Gerald McCoy

47. Dontari Poe

48. Sheldon Richardson

49. Jim Harbaugh

50. Nick Foles

Via Bill Barnwell/Grantland

Packers Want To Increase Pace Of Offense

The Green Bay Packers want to speed up their offense with a goal of running 75 plays per game.

"That seems to be the answer to some of the different things that defenses are doing," Aaron Rodgers said during an interview this offseason. 

The Packers want Eddie Lacy and all of their unning backs to turn into three-down players to limit the need for substitutions.

"We play pretty fast, but you always want to play faster," Mike McCarthy said during an interview near the end of the offseason program last month. "With a guy like Aaron, he plays faster than anybody I've ever been around." 

The Packers ranked 11th in the NFL in total plays last season.

Via Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Packers 'Top Priority' Is Extension For Ted Thompson

The Green Bay Packers would like ot sign general manager Ted Thompson to a contract extension.

Thompson's contract expires after the 2015 season.

"It's a top priority. Ted has been instrumental," CEO Mark Murphy said.

Via Will Brinson/CBS Sports

NFL Network's Top 100 Ranks Aaron Rodgers No. 11

The NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2014 lists Aaron Rodgers at No. 11.

Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Drew Brees are therefore ranked ahead of Rodgers, along with three running backs.

Rodgers is widely considered by general managers to be the single most valuable player in the NFL.

Via NFL.com

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