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Head of the Class: CB Deion Sanders (Falcons, fifth overall): A tough call, but Sanders made receivers disappear during a remarkable 13-year career with Atlanta, San Francisco, Dallas, Washington and Baltimore. A threat to score any time he touched the ball, "Prime Time" holds the record with 19 non-offensive touchdowns while intercepting 53 passes. Six times an All-Pro, Sanders also reached eight Pro Bowls in a career that culminates with his induction to the Hall of Fame this summer.
*QB Troy Aikman (Cowboys, first): Three Super Bowl wins and 90 regular season victories in the 1990s were the highlight of the field general who helped pave the way for the return of "America's Team." Was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.
*RB Barry Sanders (Lions, third): The 2004 Hall of Famer never ran for less than 1,115 yards in a career that saw him lead the NFL in rushing four times, including a personal-best 2,053 in 1997.
*LB Derrick Thomas (Chiefs, fourth): Still holds the single-game record with seven sacks in 1990. Had at least seven sacks in each of his 10 years, which came to a tragic end in a fatal car accident in January 2000. Nine-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro was named to the Hall of Fame in 2009.
*S Steve Atwater (Broncos, 20th): Brutal hitter left opposing receivers hearing footsteps in an 11-year career that saw him win a pair of Super Bowls while achieving a pair of All-Pro honors and eight Pro Bowls.
*WR Andre Rison (Colts, 22nd): Controversial but productive, Rison's best years were in Atlanta (1990-94) where he had four 1,000-yard seasons. Played a key role in Green Bay's run to Super Bowl 31 title.
*RB/WR Eric Metcalf (Browns, 13th): Ranks 13th in career all-purpose yards and accounted for 55 touchdowns in his 13-year career with Cleveland, Atlanta, San Diego, Arizona, Carolina, Washington and Green Bay. Was a two-time All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowler.
*DE Trace Armstrong (Bears, 12th): Feared pass rush specialist who had 106 sacks with Chicago, Miami and Oakland. Had a career-best 16.5 as a 35-year-old with the Dolphins in 2000.
*DE Wayne Martin (Saints, 19th): Versatile enough to play inside when needed, Martin had 82.5 sacks in his 11 years with New Orleans, including four straight seasons (1994-97) with at least 10.5.
*LB Broderick Thomas (Buccaneers, sixth): Spent the bulk of his career with Tampa Bay as a tackling machine, recording 174 stops in 1991, the same year he added a personal-best 11 sacks.