A lot of names that you think SHOULD be in (eventually) and a whole lot of "Come on man, really?" guys.
Modern Era Nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2016 (108 nominees) *Finalist in 2015; CAPS UNDERLINED indicate first year of eligibility
QUARTERBACKS (6) Drew Bledsoe, BRETT FAVRE, Steve McNair, Phil Simms, Vinny Testaverde, *Kurt Warner
RUNNING BACKS (15) Shaun Alexander, Ottis Anderson, Tiki Barber, Roger Craig, Stephen Davis, *Terrell Davis, Eddie George, Priest Holmes, Edgerrin James, Daryl Johnston, Jamal Lewis, CLINTON PORTIS, Herschel Walker (also KR), Ricky Watters, BRIAN WESTBROOK
WIDE RECEIVERS (9) Isaac Bruce, Gary Clark, Henry Ellard (also PR), *Marvin Harrison, Torry Holt, TERRELL OWENS, Sterling Sharpe, Jimmy Smith, Rod Smith
TIGHT ENDS (2) Mark Bavaro, Jay Novacek
OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (19) Tony Boselli (T), Jeff Bostic (C), Jim Covert (T), ALAN FANECA (G), Jay Hilgenberg (C), Chris Hinton (G/T), Kent Hull (C), Joe Jacoby (T), Jon Jansen (T), Mike Kenn (T), Jim Lachey (T), Kevin Mawae (C/G), Mark May (G/T/C), Tom Nalen (C), Nate Newton (G), *Orlando Pace (T), Chris Samuels (T), Mark Schlereth (G), Steve Wisniewski (G)
DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (6) Dexter Manley (DE), Charles Mann (DE), Leslie O’Neal (DE), Simeon Rice (DE), Fred Smerlas (NT), Bryant Young (DT)
LINEBACKERS (13) Cornelius Bennett, Tedy Bruschi, KEITH BULLUCK, *Kevin Greene (also DE), Ken Harvey, Levon Kirkland, Clay Matthews, Willie McGinest (also DE), Karl Mecklenburg, Matt Millen, Sam Mills, Zach Thomas, MIKE VRABEL
DEFENSIVE BACKS (14) Eric Allen (CB), Steve Atwater (S), Joey Browner (S), LeRoy Butler (S), Rodney Harrison (S), Ty Law (CB), Albert Lewis (CB), *John Lynch (S), LAWYER MILLOY (SS), DARREN SHARPER (FS), Shawn Springs (CB), Troy Vincent (CB/S), Everson Walls (CB), Darren Woodson (S)
KICKERS/PUNTER(6) *Morten Andersen (K), Gary Anderson (K), JOHN CARNEY (K), Jason Elam (K), Sean Landeta (P), Nick Lowery (K)
SPECIAL TEAMS/POSITION PLAYERS (3) ETHAN ALBRIGHT (LS), Brian Mitchell (KR/PR also RB), Steve Tasker (also WR)
COACHES (15) *Don Coryell, Bill Cowher, *Tony Dungy, Tom Flores, Mike Holmgren, *Jimmy Johnson, Chuck Knox, Buddy Parker, Richie Petitbon, Dan Reeves, Pete Rodriguez, Lou Saban, Marty Schottenheimer, Clark Shaughnessy, Dick Vermeil
QBs - Favre is a shoo-in of course. I'm surprised Phil Simms isn't already in based on playing QB in New York alone...
RBs - Roger Craig should have been in a long time ago. He was integral to the 80's 49ers. Moose will probably make it in eventually (how many FBs are in the HOF anyway?)
WRs - TO gets in eventually, the rest are guys who put up crazy numbers in the beginning of the "you can't touch the QB anymore or pop guys going over the middle anymore era"
TEs - Both were really good, not sure if either makes it any time soon though.
OLs - You know a few of these get in eventually and most of them are really deserving
DLs - Dexter Manley was a beast for a few years, but of course I mostly remember him for his education woes more than his actual playing not being a Redskins fan or a fan of another NFC East team.
LBs - Clay Matthews deserves entry. Was great for a LONG time and played even longer. Can't believe Matt Millen isn't in already either (independent of his GM "abilities" of course).
DBs - Much like the WRs there is a HUGE logjam of guys you think should be in and a lot of these guys still made their bones despite being hamstrung by the aforementioned rule changes. Well other than Sharper who we can say probably has no chance unless the voters go full misogynistic.
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As a Mississippi State Fan (long suffering) it's nice to see this ranking. I'm afraid it won't last though, since we play at Bama in a few weeks. But, it's a nice ride to be on. Certainly something I never expected.