Canton Conundrum: The Best Linebackers Not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Dean HyblAnalyst IJuly 30, 2009

Canton Conundrum: The Best Linebackers Not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Best of the Rest

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    PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 31:  Linebacker Cornelius Bennett #97 of the Buffalo Bills battles against the Dallas Cowboys offense during Super Bowl XXVII at the Rose Bowl on January 31, 1993 in Pasadena, California.  The Cowboys won 52-17.  (Photo by George Ro

10. Greg Lloyd—Pittsburgh Steelers/Carolina Panthers 1988-1998

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    23 Nov 1997:  Linebacker Greg Lloyd #95 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in action during the Steelers 23-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mandatory Credit: David Seelig  /Allsport

9. Lee Roy Jordan—Dallas Cowboys 1963-1976

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8. Sam Mills—New Orleans Saints/Carolina Panthers 1986-1997

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    ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 9:  Linebacker Sam Mills #51 of the New Orleans Saints stands on the field during an NFL game on December 9, 1990 against the Los Angeles Rams at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California. The Saints defeated the Rams 24-21. (Photo by

7. Pat Swilling—New Orleans Saints/Detroit Lions/Oakland Raiders 1986-1998

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    13 Dec 1992: Linebacker Pat Swilling of the New Orleans Saints looks on during a game against the Los Angeles Rams at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California. The Saints won the game, 37-14.

6. Karl Mecklenburg—Denver Broncos 1983-1994

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    8 Sep 1991:  Defensive lineman Karl Mecklenburg of the Denver Broncos looks on during a game against the Los Angeles Raiders at the Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.  The Raiders won the game, 16-13. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn  /Allsport

5. Maxie Baughan—Philadelphia Eagles/Los Angeles Rams/Washington Redskins 1960-1970, 1974

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4. Robert Brazile—Houston Oilers 1975-1984

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3. Randy Gradishar—Denver Broncos 1974-1983

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2. Chris Hanburger—Washington Redskins 1965-1978

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1. Chuck Howley—Chicago Bears/Dallas Cowboys 1958-1973

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