The 2018 NFL Hall of Fame candidates have been announced and it is a star-studded list.
This year, especially, there seems to be a ridiculous amount of talent up for initiation, but only a few from the group will make it.
Full list of Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists:— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) January 3, 2018
- Ray Lewis
- Brian Urlacher
- Edgerrin James
- Randy Moss
- Terrell Owens
- Isaac Bruce
- John Lynch
- Brian Dawkins
- Ty Law
- Everson Walls
- Steve Hutchinson
- Alan Faneca
- Tony Boselli
- Kevin Mawae
- Joe Jacoby
How on earth will voters be able to say no to any of the names on this list?
Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher, and Randy Moss have to be no-doubt first ballot Hall-of-Famers, but even Terrell Owens and Edgerrin James had outstanding careers.
On the defensive side of the ball, Brian Dawkins will have to get some love from the voters as one of the most pure safeties to ever play the game.
Among some of the older players, Steve Hutchinson and Kevin Mawae had incredible careers, but it is notoriously difficult for interior lineman to be enshrined in Canton.
Isaac Bruce put up over 1000 receptions in his illustrious career and was a key part of the Greatest Show on Turf, but will he be able to get in with the influx of high volume receivers as the NFL has become a more pass heavy game?
It'll be an interesting year, but there's no doubt that this year's class will be one of the most talented to ever get to Canton.