Primary: Charles Woodson – CB/S
Let’s start with the one most likely to go in next: Charles Woodson.
There is no doubt Woodson deserves to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Woodson ended his career with 65 interceptions to go with 13 return touchdowns, over the course of an 18-year career.
Unlike baseball where a player goes in attached to a certain team, the Pro Football Hall of Fame admits the players with no team designation, just the primary or minor label.
Woodson only played seven of his 18 years in Green Bay but they were the best years of his career.
More than half (38) of his 65 interceptions happened Green Bay while also earning a Super Bowl victory and Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2009. Also, 10 of his 13 touchdowns occurred while in a Packers uniform.
Woodson became a leader in the locker room and was the heartbeat of the 2010 Packers team.
Woodson was a part of the 1998 NFL Draft that included Peyton Manning and Randy Moss, the latter in the Hall of Fame, and the former certainly headed there.
His career got off to a great start winning 1998 Defensive Rookie of the Year for the Oakland Raiders. Woodson also went to the Pro Bowl in his first four seasons.
Injuries struck Woodson and the Raiders, along with most teams in the NFL, were willing to pass on him until the Packers took a chance on him as a free agent in 2006. After a rough start, Woodson started to flourish in Green Bay and became a key chess piece for Dom Capers and his defense.
It was those seven seasons from 2006-2013 that Woodson changed the narrative on him and his career and sent himself on the path to the hall.