Ranking the Top 10 Strong Safeties in NFL History

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Ranking the Top 10 Strong Safeties in NFL History
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Safety is perhaps the most aptly-named position in all of sports. 

Often times, their sole task is to be the last line of defense for a, well...defense, in both the running game and passing game.

And while the roles are often hard to define, free safeties and strong safeties have largely different responsibilities and often employ largely different skill sets.

Strong safeties usually play a much more aggressive role near the line of scrimmage and pick up running backs or tight ends over the middle of the field.

This list honors the 10 men who have best fulfilled the tasks of a strong safety throughout the course of NFL history. 

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