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Top 15 Future NFL HOFers That No One Talks About

The Hall of Fame is the epitome of honor in the world of any sport. These hallowed halls are filled with the absolute best players in their respective leagues. If you as a player make it, that is the ultimate validation of your years of hard work and dedication to your sport. And there is perhaps no more prestigious and publicized hall of fame than the NFL Hall of Fame. This is perhaps the most difficult Hall of Fame to enter, simply due to the fact that you are competing with thousands of potential entrants, for only seven spots a year.

There are no direct criteria for entry into the NFL Hall of Fame. The entrants are selected by a 46-person committee, which is largely made up of sportswriters. This committee selects and then votes on which players should be immortalized in the hall.

Of course, for you to get selected to the Hall of Fame, you need to be among the best of all time at your position. But sometimes that isn’t enough, especially if your name never comes up in the conversation. In fact, since the committee is full of media members, it could be argued that the popularity and publicity of a player could have a big influence on their chances to be enshrined in the hall of fame.

This list will look at some of the absolute best players of all time who, for some reason, are rarely talked about in today’s day and age. These fifteen players have resumes that suggest they belong in the Hall of Fame, but for some reason they are not talked about as much as some of their peers.

15 London Fletcher

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14 Antonio Gates

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13 Adam Vinatieri

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12 Joe Thomas

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11 Brian Urlacher

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10 Champ Bailey

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9 Jimmy Smith

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8 Fred Taylor

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7 Randall Cunningham

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6 Steve Smith

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5 Jason Taylor

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4 Derrick Mason

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3 Richard Seymour

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2 Isaac Bruce

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1 Charles Woodson

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Coming in at number one on the list of future HOFers who aren’t talked about enough is Safety/CB Charles Woodson. Woodson is an eight-time Pro Bowler, three-time First-Team All Pro and a Defensive Player of the Year award winner. He is 11th on the all-time interceptions and is the only player in NFL history to have more than 60 interceptions and more than 20 sacks. Despite all of this information, he is still constantly left out of the conversation for best DB of all-time. With guys like Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu always being mentioned as the best, he deserves to have his name in that discussion.

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