Top 10 NFL Players Not in the Hall of Fame


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21Jimmy Smith

Too much wide receiver competition. Will always be lumped together with receivers like, Irving Fryar, Henry Ellard and Mushin Muhammed.

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22Chuck Howley

The greatest cowboys linebacker ever. he was on the doomsday defense with Darren Woodson, who also should get inducted soon

The only super bowl mvp for the losing team. he was part of the doomsday defense

This guy defined the weak side linebacker! 6 time pro bowler, 5 time first team all pro! Not a good linebacker, a great one!

He & Lee Roy Jordan belong

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23Mark Gastineau

Tons of flash and for three or four years was an exceptional pass rusher who was pitiful vs. The run. I have him on the outside looking in.

24Ricky Watters

Career was marred by selfishness and inability to stay in one place any length of time. Stats did not always translate to wins for his franchises.

I feel he is underrated because of the teams he played for.

One of the best all around running backs of all time.

His attitude hurts him more than his play helps

25Johnny Robinson

Best safety of his generation. Overlooked due to career in AFL. Deserves to be in the Hall!

Over 50 interceptions, Super Bowl champion and one of the best complete safety's.

Probably the greatest AFL player not in

Should have been in long ago

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26L.C. Greenwood

If it were not for so many Steelers he would have already been elected. He and Donnie Shell get the shaft as a result.

A valuable member of the steel curtain.

L.C. greenwood needs to be in the Hall.

Definitely belongs

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27Tommy Nobis

Tommy was a big time LB for the Falcons during an era when linebackers were the face of football. He was a big time hitter who covered ground from sideline to sideline. He should have been inducted to the HOF years ago.

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28Irving Fryar

Had a great second act in his career. May have been more of a threat in his thirties than his twenties. Never see him getting the love for the HOF unless senior committee sees his career differently when he gets on that ballot years from now.

Irving Fryar is on the list, but not Jason Taylor, Brian Dawkins, and Alan Faneca. Kevin Mawae also didn't get included on this list.

29Brain Mitchell

Special teamers have found tough sledding when it comes to the HOF. Not sure he ever gets there, but I would vote for him before Steve Tasker.

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30Leslie O'Neal

A very specialized pass rusher, not great against the run, but I would say he compares favorably to Fred Dean and Richard Dent and they are both in the HOF.

31Leroy Butler

Not before players like Johnny Robinson, Steve Atwater, Cliff Harris and Jake Scott.

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32Drew Pearson

I find it hard I believe the man who caught the first Hail Mary pass isn't in the hall of fame. He was a part of arguably one of the greatest plays in football history. He has to go in.

Has been lost over time, but he was every bit as good as John Stallworth, Lynn Swann and Charlie Joiner. Hard to tell the story of the Dallas Cowboys without including Drew Pearson. He would get my vote.

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33Randall CunninghamRandall W. Cunningham is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League and current football coach and pastor.

People voting obviously don't know too much about old NFL players, learn your history children.

Cunningham was a great player to watch. I liked him best on the Vikings

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34Torry Holt

Some of the most reception yards of all time

Torry Holt & Isaac Bruce make it tough on each other

I like his teammate Isaac Bruce as a better candidate. That Rams group is not getting a lot of love currently for HOF with only Faulk and Aneas Williams. Pace, Warner, Holt and Bruce have all been on the outside looking in.

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35Scott Studwell

Not a decent enough career, but it is amazing that between Alan Page, Carl Eller, Jim Marshall and Studwell, they never won a Super Bowl.

Jim Marshall's partner on the doomsday defense.

He has the 2nd most tackles ever and isn't even in.

36Albert Lewis

Was a excellent cover corner for Kansas City and an incredible special teams contributor. If you look at his career numbers he should be Hall worthy.

37Richmond Webb

Richmond was a great tackle charged with protecting Marino's blind side. Played in many Pro Bowls.

38Harvey Martin

Until DeMarcus Ware broke The Cowboys sack record, Harvey Martin held the mark. He was a dominating DE during the Cowboys of the seventies and early eighties. He had the goods to be considered for the HOF.

39Kenny Easley

Another player hurt by short career

HOFamer Ronnie Lott admits Kenny Easley was the best safety from his generation. Short career but dominant. Long overdue for HOF recognition. Played for Seahawks team that overcame years of poor play to rise as a dominant defense.

Kenny Easley was just nominated as the senior canidate for the class of 2017. Honestly many Senior Canidates deserve it more than him, including: Randy Gradishar, Jerry Kramer, Ken Anderson, Chuck Howley, Alex Karras, and Jim Marshall. He didn't play long enough and he didn't have the best stats. His own team "accidently" made him retire by giving him to much Advil when he was injured. One of his kidneys had to be taken out because of it. Two years later when he did get a new kidney, no one from his seahawks team congratulated him. He was a big hitter who the voters felt sorry for and now are trying ton get him in the Hall of Fame.

40Jerry Smith

Jerry Smith definitely belongs in the HOF. I was never a Skins fan, but this guy's record on the field cannot be dismissed, and that's supposed to count for something...

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