This year's class of finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame is one of the best we've ever seen.
But of the 17 total names on the ballot, only seven can be elected this year, and only five of those can be chosen from the 15 modern candidates. Complicating matters is the fact that there are five new candidates who all have strong cases. That's going to leave a lot of worthy players on the outside looking in for at least one more year.
As we anticipate tomorrow night's official announcement of the Hall's Class of 2011, here's my analysis of exactly who will be in that class and why.