22. DB Richard Sherman
The confident and brash defensive back has terrorized opposing quarterbacks and receivers during his successful career in Seattle. Sherman truly helped in revolutionizing the position. Standing at 6’3” with rangy arms, Sherman acted as a pioneer for tall, lengthy corners that could stand eye-to-eye with wide outs. His unique characteristics made him perfect for the vaunted Seahawks defensive scheme.
Sherman has played a vital role in Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” — helping the team to win Super Bowl XLVIII (and nearly XLIX as well). He’s tallied 30 interceptions on his career, a number that would be much higher if QB’s didn’t shy away from throwing to Sherman’s side. His stellar play has landed him on three First-team All-Pro teams – which bad for a former fifth-round pick.
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21. OLB Von Miller
Selected No. 2 overall in spectacular 2011 NFL Draft, Miller has solidified himself as one of the top pass rushers of his era. His speed and explosion has made him a nightmare to block (look no further than the Super Bowl 50 game tape for an example). Miller dominated the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl match-up, taking home MVP honors with a masterful performance. The Broncos linebacker tallied 2.5 sacks on reigning regular-season MVP Cam Newton, including a pair of game-altering forced fumbles at the expense of the Panthers QB. He effects the game like no other outside linebacker can. Even without that historic game, Miller could get voted in on his accolades alone — which include five Pro-Bowls, five All-Pro teams and 73.5 regular season sacks.
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