The NFL is a highly competitive business.
Each week, teams compete for players, often by playing in preseason games.
That means the league’s biggest stars are playing on the biggest stage.
That can make for some exciting moments, but it can also lead to some big issues.
The New England Patriots had a moment this week when they played the Atlanta Falcons at Gillette Stadium, and their biggest star, Julian Edelman, was injured.
The team announced he’d missed a game due to an injury.
But the injury was not serious enough to warrant a significant suspension.
The Patriots lost their star, and Edelman was forced to miss time.
The Falcons were the NFL’s biggest threat to the Patriots, and the Patriots needed to make a big play to get back to the Super Bowl.
That’s exactly what they did.
The offense and defense combined for a season-high 462 yards.
The defense held Atlanta to just 38 points, and it did it without Edelman.
It was the biggest day of Edelman’s career.
It also was the first time he was a full participant in a game in which he was active.
The play that got Edelman hurt was a little over a minute into the second quarter.
That gave the Patriots an opportunity to score a touchdown.
The goal line stand went a little haywire on a drive that ended up with the Falcons leading 14-10.
After the touchdown, Edelman took a knee and was replaced by a stretcher.
He returned for the next drive and was active for the first half.
He played all 16 snaps, and he made two tackles.
It’s safe to say Edelman got a little carried away on the play.
That wasn’t the case for the rest of the game.
He was active in the second half for the second straight game, and a team that was struggling to score points didn’t need him to be.
It took a few minutes for him to realize he needed to do something to keep his health up.
It happened again in the fourth quarter.
Edelman lined up in the slot against the Atlanta defense.
That was his primary receiver on that side of the field, and there was an open space in the middle of the goal line.
Edelson was open for a touchdown, and Tom Brady was open to run it.
But Edelman had a hand on Brady’s arm to prevent the pass from being completed.
Edel was a major part of the Patriots’ drive.
He caught three passes for 35 yards and an interception.
That came just minutes after Brady had a huge game-winning touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski.
Edgelons highlight came in the third quarter, when he hauled in a pass from Aaron Hernandez that was wide right.
That got the Patriots in position to score late.
Brady ran the ball for a long touchdown.
It would be the last time Brady would ever throw a touchdown pass.
Tom Brady has a long, illustrious career.
He spent his entire nine-year career with the Patriots.
Brady is the NFL all-time leader in passing yards (8,851), touchdowns (19), and interceptions (25).
He also led the league in passing touchdowns in 2008.
Edell was named to the Pro Bowl in 2014 and has a Super Bowl ring.
But it’s not just the fact that he’s a Superstar that sets Edelman apart.
He’s also one of the league, and that’s something that can’t be overlooked when evaluating the best players in the league.
For a player of his caliber to be a big part of his team, the Patriots have to be very good on offense.
They have to have the ability to score on the run, they have to play the ball well on defense, and they have the offense to carry them to victory.
They do all those things, and not everyone has them.
That is why we look at how the top 10 players in this year’s draft play on offense, defense, special teams, and special teams defense.
Here are the top players from the 2018 NFL Draft, ranked from worst to best.
* * * * * * **The top five players in NFL draft class of 2018 * ** **1.
Christian McCaffrey, DE, Stanford2.
Jabrill Peppers, OLB, Michigan State3.
Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU4.
Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida5.
Dont’a Hightower, TE, Alabama1.
QB Christian McCoughtrey, Stanford, Stanford’s Christian McCombs is the top player at the position in the 2018 draft.
He has the potential to be the best quarterback in the country and has the talent to be one of NFL’s best all-around players.
He is a natural leader and a hard worker.
He plays with the same intensity and enthusiasm as he did as a junior, and those are characteristics that should be on display at the NFL Scouting Combine.
He will likely be ranked higher than anyone