Features - NFL pro football articles and coverage from Pro Football Weekly "With the help of coaches, scouts and personnel men from around the league, we at Pro Football Weekly present our list of the top 50 players of 2008, based on their performance and their value to their clubs. All comments were made on condition of anonymity. 32. QB Matt Cassel / New England Patriots: â€śOne of the most improved players in the league.â€ť" Welker was also listed. Moss and Mayo as honorable mentions. Surprised Wilfork wasn't there. Anyway, this ranking gives me continued optimism for Cassel's trade value.