Reggie Wayne, Wide Receiver, Indianapolis Colts: Despite his age, Wayne remains one of the best wide receivers in football. He was also a durable performer, missing just one game in his 10 years. Winston is everything you could want in a lineman. His value is not judged in stats alone, but in heart and leadership. It remains to be seen if teams will view him as a top-end playmaker with fresh legs or a 27-year-old running back with 1,541 touches of wear and tear already baked into his body. A first-round pick by the 49ers in 1981, Ronnie Lott immediately changed the culture in San Francisco, turning the 49ers into a dynasty. Rich Seubert, Offensive Line, New York Giants: Over the course of his career, Seubert has played guard, center and even tight end.
Johnny Unitas' favorite receiver in Baltimore, Raymond Berry went from being a 20th-round draft pick in 1954 to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. DeSean Jackson, Wide Receiver, Philadelphia Eagles: An All-Pro as a punt returner and two-time Pro Bowler, Jackson is part of a very exciting offense in Philadelphia. The selections were made by a panel that included writers, former players, team personnel and historians. There will be 10 players unveiled in each episode. With most of the attention surrounding Pittsburgh's front seven, Blount patrolled the secondary, recording 57 career interceptions, including two in four Super Bowls. Brian Orakpo, Outside Linebacker, Washington Redskins: Hidden on a bad defense, Orakpo is one of the best outside linebackers in football.
He was a Pro Bowl selection in 2000 and 2010. Revis racked up 47 tackles, six interceptions and an amazing 31 passes defensed. As a 6-foot-4, 244-pound defensive end in the 1950s, Baltimore's Gino Marchetti intimated opposing offensive linemen. Williams holds the Texans' all-time single-season sack record with 14 sacks in 2008. As a rookie in 1981, Taylor had a career-high 133 tackles, forced two fumbles and had 9. Mackey played in two of the first five Super Bowls and had a 75-yard touchdown catch in their Super Bowl V win over Dallas.
Gale Sayers played in just 68 career games with the Chicago Bears, but there was no one who could match his big-play ability. Ovie Mughelli, Fullback, Atlanta Falcons: You won't see many fullbacks rated this high anywhere else. In addition to being a good passer, Baugh was a star defensive back and an excellent punter. Players from all eras of league history are presented by a gallery of greats from on and off the gridiron, who go inside the numbers and present a true picture of players' impacts on the game and the times. It was presented by the in 2010. He quickly became the best receiver for the pass-happy Broncos.
Jennings' numbers will only go up. He's not concerned with Pro Bowls and All-Pro selections. With a better, more consistent quarterback, he could become elite. LeSean McCoy, Running Back, Philadelphia Eagles: If his 2010 season was a hint of what to expect in the future, LeSean McCoy will be moving up this list quickly. Will post bigger numbers as Atlanta's passing attack improves. In 1952, Dick Night Train Lane asked for a tryout with the Los Angeles Rams. In four seasons, he's allowed only 19.
When looking at the whole of his career, you must consider that Johnson has never played a full season with a legitimate franchise quarterback. He's been an All-Pro, a Pro Bowler and received the team's 2010 Ed Block Courage Award. Lott later moved to safety and made the Pro Bowl at three different positions. Marcedes Lewis, Tight End, Jacksonville Jaguars: A Pro Bowler in 2010, Lewis set the Jaguars' single-season receiving touchdown record. Champ Bailey, Cornerback, Denver Broncos: A future Hall of Famer, but his best days are long gone. He's one of the best guards in football.
Ed Reed, Safety, Baltimore Ravens: Reed's play has dropped off in the last few seasons, but he remains a game-changing safety who can completely alter the course of a game. A key to the success in Atlanta. Jordan Gross, Offensive Tackle, Carolina Panthers: Gross has quietly put together a very good career. Perhaps not surprisingly, the fans were keen on big-name passers, placing five quarterbacks in the top 10. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on December 26, 2010 in St. Jon Beason, Linebacker, Carolina Panthers: Able to play inside or outside linebacker, Beason is constantly around the football. Even after three seasons away from the field, Bridgewater is young enough to be a longer-term starter.
In 1973, Simpson rushed for 2,003 yards in a 14-game season and the Bills' quarterbacks threw for 1,236 yards. Jay Ratliff, Defensive End, Dallas Cowboys: A three-time Pro Bowl selection and an All-Pro in 2009, Ratliff is quietly one of the best 3-4 defenders in the league. Follow him on , like him on or add him to your network on. We even had him in the discussion as the best left tackle in the game before his injury. Matt Ryan, Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons: If you were to list the best quarterbacks age 25 and under, Matt Ryan would have to be No.