Waters, who came to New England last season after spending his entire career with the Kansas City Chiefs, checks in at No. 3 on Bleacher Report's list of the 32 best right guards in the NFL. The only two guards ahead of him were Jahri Evans of the New Orleans Saints and the Baltimore Ravens' Marshal Yanda. All three were voted to the Pro Bowl this year and although Waters did not participate because of his obligations with the Super Bowl, it was the sixth time he earned a trip to Honolulu.
Bleacher Report is compiling a 20-part, 10-week series profiling the top 1,000 current NFL players. Based on Bleacher Report's scoring system, a player can recieve a high score of 100. They are evaluated based in areas such as agility, size, strength and technique.
Josh Sitton of the Green Bay Packers and Jake Scott of the Tennessee Titans round out the top five.
The next installment of NFL 1,000 wil debut on March 12 and feature tight ends. Look for Rob Gronkowski to place very high on that list.