When we think of the leaders on a defense, middle linebackers instantly come to mind.
Why not safeties?
These guys have loads of responsibilities.
Covering the deep ball, making plays on poor decisions by opposing quarterbacks and maybe most importantly, being a factor against the run.
Over the course of NFL history, we've seen a myriad of great leaders at the safety position, usually daring athletes capable of doing it all.
Let's rank the Top 20 of all time.