Best Defensive Linemen Not In the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Dean HyblAnalyst IJuly 16, 2009

Best Defensive Linemen Not In the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Best of the Rest

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10. Neil Smith – Kansas City Chiefs/Denver Broncos/San Diego Chargers – 1988-2000

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    2 Oct 1995: Defensive lineman Neil Smith of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on during a game against the Arizona Cardinals at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Chiefs won the game, 24-3.

9. Alex Karras – Detroit Lions – 1962-1978

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8. Charles Haley – San Francisco 49ers/Dallas Cowboys – 1986-1999

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    LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 25:  Defensive end Charles Haley #94 of the Dallas Cowboys rushes the line of scrimmage during a game against the Los Angeles Raiders at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 25, 1992 in Los Angeles, California.  The Cowboys won 2

7. Claude Humphrey – Atlanta Falcons/Philadelphia Eagles – 1968-1981

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6. Roger Brown – Detroit Lions/Los Angeles Rams – 1960-1969

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5. Chris Doleman – Minnesota Vikings/Atlanta Falcons/San Francisco 49ers – 1985-1999

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    3 Oct 1993:  Linebacker Chris Doleman of the Minnesota Vikings moves down the field during a game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.  The 49ers won the game, 38-19. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule Jr.  /Allspor

4. Richard Dent –Chicago Bears/San Francisco 49ers/Indianapolis Colts/Philadelphia Eagles – 1983-1997

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    25 Sep 1988:  Defensive lineman Richard Dent of the Chicago Bears (right) goes after quarterback Randy Wright of the Green Bay Packers during a game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  The Bears won the game, 24-6. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel

3. L.C. Greenwood – Pittsburgh Steelers– 1969-1981

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2. Cortez Kennedy – Seattle Seahawks – 1990-2000

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    19 Sep 1999:  Cortez Kennedy #96 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on from the field during the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Seahawks defeated the Bears 14-13. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel  /Allsport

1. John Randle – Minnesota Vikings/Seattle Seahawks – 1990-2003

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    5 Oct 1997:  Defensive lineman John Randle of the Minnesota Vikings gets blocked during a game against the Arizona Cardinals at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.  The Vikings won the game, 20-19. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn  /Allsport