USC Puts Five In Top 20

Gil Brandt’s greatest NFL tackles of all time

Gil Brandt  —  NFL Media senior analyst | NFL.com

1.Jim Parker Baltimore Colts, 1957-1967
» Two-time NFL champion
» Voted to eight Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro eight times (five times at OT, three times at OG)
» Called by Woody Hayes “the best offensive lineman I’ve ever coached.”
» Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

2. Jonathan Ogden Baltimore Ravens, 1996-2007
» One-time NFL champion
» Voted to 11 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times
» Started 176 of 177 NFL games
» Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

3.Anthony Munoz Cincinnati Bengals, 1980-1992
» Voted to 11 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro nine times
» Started 184 of 185 NFL games
» Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

4. Walter Jones Seattle Seahawks, 1997-2009
» Voted to nine Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro four times
» Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

5. Ron Yary Minnesota Vikings, 1968-1981; Los Angeles Rams, 1982
» Voted to seven Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro six times
» First O-lineman to be selected No. 1 overall
» Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

6. Forrest Gregg  Green Bay Packers, 1956-1970; Dallas Cowboys, 1971
» Started on eight NFL championship teams
» Voted to nine Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro seven times
» Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

7. Joe Thomas Cleveland Browns, 2007-2016
» Voted to 10 Pro Bowls, First Team All-Pro six times
» Has started all 160 games he has played in the NFL

8. Mike McCormack New York Yanks, 1951; Cleveland Browns, 1954-1962
» Voted to six Pro Bowls
» Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

9. Joe Stydahar Chicago Bears, 1936-1946
» Three-time NFL champion
» Voted to four Pro Bowls, First-Team All-Pro four times
» Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

10. Rayfield Wright Dallas Cowboys, 1967-1979
» Voted to six Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro three times
» Two-time Super Bowl champion
» Started in six NFC Championship Games
» Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

11. Orlando Pace St. Louis Rams, 1997-2008; Chicago Bears, 2009
» Voted to seven Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro three times
» One-time Super Bowl champion
» Started 154 consecutive games
» Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

12. Jackie Slater Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 1976-1995
» Voted to seven Pro Bowls
» First player to play 20 seasons for one team
» Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

13. Bob Brown Philadelphia Eagles, 1964-1968; Los Angeles Rams, 1969-1970; Oakland Raiders, 1971-1973
» Voted to six Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro five times
» Selected to All-Decade Team of the 1960s
» Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

14. Rosey Brown New York Giants, 1953-1965
» Voted to nine Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro six times
» One-time NFL champion
» Named NFL’s Lineman of Year, 1956
» Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

15. Willie Roaf New Orleans Saints, 1993-2001; Kansas City Chiefs 2002-2005
» Voted to 11 Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro three times
» One of 13 players to be named to multiple all-decades team (90s and 2000s)
» Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

16. Tony Boselli Jacksonville Jaguars, 1995-2001
» Voted to five Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro three times
» Drafted with the Jaguars’ first-ever pick

17. Gary Zimmerman Minnesota Vikings, 1986-1992; Denver Broncos, 1993-1997
» Voted to nine Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro three times
» One-time Super Bowl champion
» Made 169 consecutive starts
» Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

18. Ron Mix Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers, 1960-1969; Oakland Raiders 1971
» Voted to eight AFL all-star games, First Team All-AFL eight times
» Appeared in five AFL title games
» Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

19. Tyron Smith Dallas Cowboys 2011-present
» Voted to Pro Bowl five times, First Team All-Pro twice
» Voted No. 18 in NFL Network’s Top 100 Players list in 2017
» Has started all 105 career games played

20. Jason Peters Buffalo Bills 2004-2008; Philadelphia Eagles 2009-present
» One-time Super Bowl champion (LII)
» Voted to Pro Bowl nine times, First Team All-Pro twice
» Has started 166 of 176 career games
» Has two career receiving touchdowns

21. Lou Groza Cleveland Browns, 1946-1967
» Voted to nine Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro four times
» Four-time NFL champion
» Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

22. Art Shell Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, 1968-1982
» Voted to eight Pro Bowls; First Team All-Pro two times
» Two-time Super Bowl champion
» Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Terrific Tommy
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IMHO, Tyron Smith, ranked #19, is too low. The rest of the rankings gives me no serious pause.

And I hope they do another one re: OG. My vote, Bruce Mathews at the top. smile

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Yeah, I took it as the guys still playing will move up.

I also noted that the only retired player not in the NFL HOF is Bosselli. I know he only played 7 years and the last year of two he was racked with injuries, but I think he deserves to go since there are many below him that are in. Gale Sayers is Example #1, your Honor!