• No. 10 Andre Reed.
We’re getting into dangerous territory where you low-rate a guy at your peril. Any receiving records Reed didn’t set with Buffalo weren’t worth claiming. Name a better fourth-round pick than this Kutztown State University product.
• No. 11 Dick Stanfel.
This is a name that has faded into the mists of times, but he made All-Pro five times in seven seasons as an undersized 236-pound offensive guard. When he pulled out to block, cornerbacks scrambled for cover.
• No. 12 Willie Roaf.
The Saints took him as the first offensive lineman in the 1993 draft and never regretted it. A 300-pounder who blocked like a road paver. First-team All-Pro seven times.
• No. 13 Charles Haley.
This bristly gent is the only player ever to win five Super Bowls, two with the 49ers and the rest with the Cowboys. A very nasty sort, not exactly what you’d expect from James Madison University.
• No. 14 Aeneas Williams.
They must have known he’d be a load when they named him Aeneas Demetrious Williams. He was all of that through eight Pro Bowls. A world-class person as well as player.
• No. 15 Eddie DeBartolo Jr.
I’m probably selling him a little short, this low, but the only Hall I think owners should be in is the Hall of Big Bucks. However, DeBartolo was as smart as he needed to be when he hired Bill Walsh to coach.
• No. 16 Jack Butler.
Great interceptor. Great tackler. What else is there for a cornerback?
• No. 17 Will Shields.
Started every game as a Chiefs guard for 14 seasons. This is way too low to rate him, but the competition is terrific in this Hall field.