The NFL's Top 10 Safeties, 2000-2009

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The NFL's Top 10 Safeties, 2000-2009

Continuing my positional rankings for the decade that was, safeties are up. I felt no need to break this into free and strong because most of these guys have played both at different times in their careers and if you investigate further you see the defensive scheme means a lot more than the free or strong label.

This was a tough position to break down with a lot of good candidates. Some guys who just missed out were Brock Marion, Antoine Bethea, Michael Lewis, Chris Hope, Kerry Rhodes, and the guy in the photo above, Bob Sanders. These guys either didn't have enough time in the league or just missed the cut for other reasons. Sanders' omission is obviously because of time missed.

Feel free to comment and let me know what you like or dislike about the list. Everyone's input is welcome. So without further ado, here is my top 10 from the last decade.

***UPDATE*** As always I listen to the readers and someone pointed out my terrible miss on Mike Brown so he has been added to the list at number eight. I would also like to include Sean Taylor in the honorable mentions, whom unfortunately left this world just as he was entering his prime.

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