It only took three NFL seasons, but Cleveland Browns safety Tashaun Gipson has been named the NFL Network's 67th best player.
Voted on exclusively by NFL players around the league, the prestigious listing comes as no surprise to Dawg Pound members who have watched Gipson since he entered the league as an undrafted free agent from Wyoming in 2012.
In 2014, Gipson earned Pro Bowl honors after finishing second in the league with six interceptions – even after missing the final five games of the season with a knee injury. Since 2013, Gipson has totaled 11 interceptions, which ranks second in the NFL.
"He's one of the best safeties in the entire league," teammate and fellow Pro Bowler Donte Whitner said. "He's a ball-hawker who can do it all."
Gipson's pick-six on Saints quarterback Drew Brees in Week 2 of last season became an iconic moment in the 24-year-old's career – a career that's on track to be something special.