The Pro Football Hall of Hame will welcome eight new members this weekend, but there are still a handful of guys who, for one reason or another, haven't made it in despite having the numbers to do so. Here are eight players we think should get in at some point in the not-too-distant future.
Craig was the first running back in NFL history to rack up 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in the same season, and ranked in the top 20 in career receptions and rushing yards at the time of his retirement. He was also a key member of three 49ers championship teams.
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Lynch played the safety position for all 15 of his NFL seasons, and dominated in a way few others ever have. He's one of only nine players at any position to rack up at least 1,000 tackles, 25 interceptions, 10 sacks and 15 forced fumbles. And of the four players in that group who equaled or surpassed his nine Pro Bowl selections, two (Derrick Brooks and Rod Woodson) are already in the Hall of Fame, while the other two (Brian Dawkins and Ray Lewis) are not yet eligible.
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Warner put up gaudy numbers while running the Greatest Show on Turf with the Rams, and has two NFL MVPs to go along with a Super Bowl MVP he earned while throwing for a record 414 yards in Super Bowl XXXIV. He also led the Arizona Cardinals to a Super Bowl appearance in 2009, and his 65.5 percent career pass completion rate is the fourth-best of all time.
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We know, we know -- kickers. But Andersen deserves to be the second one ever (and the first since Jan Stenerud 25 years ago) to get the nod. He played 25 seasons, most notably for the Saints and the Falcons, and is the leading scorer in NFL history. Andersen also set records for career points (2,544), field goals (565) and games played (382).
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There's no question that Owens has the numbers to one day make it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In 219 career games, he caught 1,078 passes for 15,934 yards and 153 touchdowns, which puts him sixth, second and third respectively in those categories on the all-time lists. But one Hall of Fame voter pointed to Owens' disruptive nature, and fair or not, that may keep him from being enshrined perhaps longer than necessary.
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The fact that Davis had a relatively brief seven-year career is the sticking point for those who don't believe the running back should receive Hall of Fame consideration. But his 2,008 yards rushing in 1998 remain the fifth-highest single-season total in league history, and he was a key member of the Broncos' back-to-back Super Bowl championship teams in 1997 and 1998.
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Atwater was selected to seven consecutive Pro Bowls (and made eight total in his 11-year career), and was also selected to the All-Decade team of the 1990s. He started every regular season and postseason game he played in 10 seasons in Denver, and played on three Broncos Super Bowl Teams, including the championship squads in 1997 and 1998.
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Kramer's is the first name that's usually mentioned when the topic of Pro Football Hall of Fame snubs comes up, and with good reason. 11 of Kramer's teammates from the Lombardi-era Packers are in, and he's the one who threw maybe the most famous block in NFL history -- the one that set up the game-winning touchdown in 1967's Ice Bowl.