Top 20 Current NFL Players With a Chance to be First Ballot Hall of Famers

It is difficult enough to earn a spot on an NFL roster, but even more difficult to get inducted into the Hall of Fame. Every year a new ballot of players have the honor of getting the opportunity to get voted into the Hall. For some players, it can take years of disappointment before they finally garner enough attention from the voters to get inducted into the Hall.

For a select few players who etch their names in the NFL record books or make it to multiple Pro Bowl squads, induction into the Hall of Fame can be swift and just. These players are the stars of the stars, the best of the best and have all left their indelible marks on the game. These players often have changed the way the game is played and have spent their careers wreaking havoc on the opposition.

The following 20 players are game changers. Many of these players might be young but they are already big parts of the game plans of opposing coaches. These players have what it takes to eventually be inducted into the Hall of Fame the first time their names appear on the ballot.

20 LeSean McCoy (RB) - Philadelphia Eagles

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19 Brandon Marshall (WR) - Chicago Bears

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18 Joe Thomas (T) - Cleveland Browns

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17 Wes Welker (WR) - Denver Broncos

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16 Rob Gronkowski (TE) - New England Patriots

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15 Luke Kuechly (LB) - Carolina Panthers

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14 Jimmy Graham (TE) - New Orleans Saints

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13 Patrick Peterson (CB) - Arizona Cardinals

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12 A.J. Green (WR) - Cincinnati Bengals

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11 Patrick Willis (LB) - San Francisco 49ers

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10 Reggie Wayne (WR) - Indianapolis Colts

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9 Charles Woodson (FS) - Oakland Raiders

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8 Richard Sherman (CB) - Seattle Seahawks

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7 Aaron Rodgers (QB) - Green Bay Packers

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6 J.J. Watt (DE) - Houston Texans

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5 Calvin Johnson (WR) - Detroit Lions

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4 Drew Brees (QB) - New Orleans Saints

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3 Adrian Peterson (RB) - Minnesota Vikings

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2 Tom Brady (QB) - New England Patriots

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1 Peyton Manning (QB) - Denver Broncos

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Peyton Manning did win a Super Bowl for the Indianapolis Colts (XLI) against the Chicago Bears, however, his greatness always seems to be in doubt due to the Super Bowl and playoff losses he has endured. Manning is still an extremely proficient quarterback with the innate ability to read the opposing defense, change plays at the line of scrimmage and locate the right receiver once the ball is snapped. His preparation and intelligence are legendary and shows as he has passed for over 4,000 yards in 13 seasons, has 497 touchdowns, a career completion percentage of 65.5 and a 97.4 career quarterback rating. His induction into the Hall should not require an audible.

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Top 20 Current NFL Players With a Chance to be First Ballot Hall of Famers