» Voted to three Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times Mike Singletary fell to the second round of the 1981 NFL Draft, and the Chicago Bears found quite a gift in the linebacker. His record may stand forever, as no current defensive starter is relatively close behind him. Lane led the NFL in interceptions twice, and the three-time first-team All-Pro earned seven Pro Bowl nods from 1964 through 1962. » Voted to four Pro Bowls (1961 Pro Bowl MVP), First Team All-Pro five times » Unofficially recorded 106 career sacks and 19 fumble recoveries An emotional on-the-field leader, Seau was posthumously elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015. His long frame (6-7) helped him bat down 16 passes in 1967. “The Secretary of Defense” averaged over 20 sacks per season during a ridiculously productive five-year stretch (1964-68). Passionate fans of the Washington Redskins may claim Darrell Green is the greatest cornerback in history. One of the leaders of the famous "Steel Curtain" defense, Ham won four titles with the Steelers. » Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Dallas Cowboys, 1961-1974 » Voted to eight Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times He had the all-time career record for interceptions (79) when he retired after the 1961 campaign, and he remains second in that category. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. » NFL 2000s All-Decade Team My projections are based on historical trends, personnel, matchups and probable game scripts. » Four-time Super Bowl champion Any conversations about the greatest cornerbacks in NFL history must include Darrelle Revis. » Voted 15th best player in NFL on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017, Cincinnati Bengals 2010-present No player in history has more interception returns for touchdowns than former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Rod Woodson, who notched 12 of those scores during his career. Starting in 1977, he made nine straight Pro Bowls. » Had 58 sacks and 568 tackles durin 11-year NFL career » NFL 1950s All-Decade Team » One-time NFL champion My projections are based on historical trends, personnel, matchups and probable game scripts. A first time All-ACC player in 2006, Campbell played from 2005 to 2007, and dominated in the backfield with his giant 6”8 300lb frame. » Missed only six games (out of 196) in 14 NFL seasons » Officially credited by Cowboys with 114 career sacks; high of 23 in 1977, Minnesota Vikings, 1985-1993, 1999; Atlanta Falcons, 1994-1995; San Francisco 49ers, 1996-1998 How Norwegian Cecilia Braekhus and Irish Katie Taylor impact women’s boxing? Reggie White, "the Minister of Defense," retired the league's all-time leader in sacks, but some either forget or fail to realize he could play anywhere up front. » 2001 NFL Defensive Player of the Year » Two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year » 24 career sacks, 9 fumble recoveries in 10 NFL seasons » Officially credited with 57 career sacks It's fitting. Take a look at how they stack up. As ESPN's Len Pasquarelli wrote in 2007, Deacon Jones is credited with creating the term "sack." Known as Mr. » NFL 1930s All-Decade Team member Page was voted to nine straight Pro Bowl games beginning in 1968, and he was a six-time first-team All-Pro. » Has 143.5 career sacks (No. » NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team There’s a solid consensus on which defenses deserve to be among the top of the list, but it’s less clear cut after that. » NFL 1980s All-Decade Team His freakish combination of speed, power and athleticism, especially for a player of his size, helped him to 100 career sacks (including the playoffs), officially the second most for a defensive tackle in NFL history. The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. » member of NFL's All-Decade Teams in 1960s and 1970s From 1978 through 1985, White was a first-team All-Pro seven times. A longer carrer would have led easily to a top 10 ranking here. » Recorded 23 fumble recoveries and at time of retirement was the all-time career safeties leader with three » Two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year The Alliance of American Football, The New Football. White would thrive as one of the best interior linemen to ever play in the NFL. » Voted to nine Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro three times » Member of the Rams' "Fearsome Foursome" Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Eller was the left defensive end for the famed “Purple People Eaters” unit that dominated the NFL in the early 1970s. » Unofficially had 68 sacks and 14 forced fumbles in 14 NFL seasons » NFL 1980s All-Decade Team Say whatever you will about the moment between defensive end Michael Strahan and Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre that resulted in Strahan setting a new record for single-season sacks in January 2002. Between 1983 and 1993, Long earned trips to eight Pro Bowl games, and he was a first-team All-Pro twice.