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Who are the Greatest NFL Players By Position?  

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  1. 1. QB

    • Tom Brady
    • Peyton Manning
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    • Drew Brees
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    • Brett Favre
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    • Fran Tarkenton
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    • Dan Marino
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    • John Elway
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    • Johnny Unitas
    • Aaron Rodgers
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    • Otto Graham
    • Joe Montana
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    • Steve Young
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    • Pat Mahomes
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    • Roger Staubach
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    • Sammy Baugh
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  2. 2. RB

    • Emmitt Smith
    • Walter Payton
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    • Barry Sanders
    • Jim Brown
    • Steve Van Buren
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    • LaDainian Tomlinson
    • Derrick Henry
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    • Terrell Davis
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    • OJ Simpson
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    • Eric Dickerson
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    • Adrian Peterson
    • Earl Campbell
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    • Christian McCaffrey
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    • Jim Thorpe
    • Gayle Sayers
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  3. 3. WR

    • Jerry Rice
    • Don Hutson
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    • Randy Moss
    • Terrell Owens
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    • Calvin Johnson
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    • Marvin Harrison
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    • Larry Fitzgerald
    • Michael Thomas
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    • Cris Carter
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    • Lance Alworth
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    • Raymond Berry
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    • Steve Largent
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    • DeAndre Hopkins
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  4. 4. TE

    • Kellen Winslow Sr
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    • Rob Gronkowski
    • Tony Gonzalez
    • Mike Ditka
    • Todd Christiansen
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    • Jason Witten
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    • Antonio Gates
    • Shannon Sharpe
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    • John Mackey
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    • Ozzie Newsome
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    • Travis Kelce
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  5. 5. OL

    • Bruce Matthews
    • Anthony Munoz
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    • Randall McDaniel
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    • Jim Otto
    • Mike Webster
    • Will Shields
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    • Kevin Mawae
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    • Larry Allen
    • Gary Zimmerman
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    • Dwight Stephenson
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    • Alan Faneca
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    • Ron Yary
    • Jim Tyrer
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    • Lou Groza
    • Joe Thomas
    • Don Dierdorf
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    • Forrest Gregg
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    • John Hannah
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  6. 6. DL

    • Bruce Smith
    • Reggie White
    • Alan Page
    • Julius Peppers
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    • Carl Eller
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    • Jim Marshall
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    • Merlin Olsen
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    • JJ Watt
    • Michael Strahan
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    • Bob Lilly
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    • Deacon Jones
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    • Randy White
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    • Warren Sapp
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    • John Randle
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    • Buck Buchanan
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    • Aaron Donald
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    • Jack Youngblood
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    • Gino Marchetti
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    • Joe Greene
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  7. 7. LB

    • Ray Lewis
    • Junior Seau
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    • Lawrence Taylor
    • Derrick Brooks
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    • Mike Singletary
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    • Bobby Lane
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    • Dick Butkus
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    • Brian Urlacher
    • Luke Kuechly
    • Patrick Willis
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    • Clay Matthews Jr
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    • Jack Lambert
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    • Jack Ham
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    • Ray Nitschke
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    • Chuck Bednarik
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    • TJ Watt
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    • Derrick Thomas
  8. 8. DB

    • Rod Woodson
    • Charles Woodson
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    • Ronnie Lott
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    • Paul Krause
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    • Deion Sanders
    • Champ Bailey
    • Xavien Howard
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    • Ed Reed
    • Night Train Lane
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    • Mel Blount
    • Jack Tatum
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  9. 9. ST

    • Morten Andersen
    • Ray Guy
    • Adam Vinitieri
    • Shane Lechler
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    • Steve Tasker
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    • Matthew Slater
    • Devin Hester
    • Dante Hall
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    • Brian Mitchell
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    • George Blanda
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I don't follow contemporary football, and my knowledge of historical football players is few , and far between, so I picked whoever sounded the most familiar. My reasoning reasoning was that, if they were so notable, as to be known by a layperson like me, then they must be pretty great compared to the countless other pretty good football players that aren't household names.

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QB: Brady (the success trumps everything even though there are a number of more talented QBs)

RB: Barry Sanders (too bad the Lions wasted him, like Megatron; responsible for the Lions only playoff win in the SB era)

WR: Jerry Rice (his greatness and longevity is unmatched)

TE: Tony Gonzalez (there is a big difference between him and everyone else who has played the position)

OL: Joe Thomas (this was the toughest but his success on the Browns is just so impressive)

DL: Alan Page (1 of 2 defensive MVPs; 2 time DPOY; leader of the Purple People Eaters; helped lead the Vikings to 4 SB appearances)(he also earned his law degree while playing and spent the summer practicing)

LB: Lawrence Taylor (the other defensive MVP; considered the most dominant defensive player of all time)

DB: Deion Sanders (there's a reason he is the model for corners)

ST: Devon Hester (as a Vikings fan, he was an absolute nightmare for us; greatest overall returner of all time)

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