Saturday, January 28, 2017

Hall of Fame Predictions: The Cornerback

By John Turney
The day before Super Bowl 51 the Hall of Fame selection committee will meet and debate and discuss the credentials of 15 modern-era players, one senior and two contributors. We will attempt to break down and predict who will be in the Class of 2017.

Remember only five of the 15 modern-era players can be voted in, and there will be a simple yes or no vote on the contributors (Paul Tagliabue and Jerry Jones) and the senior nominee (Ken Easley).

Now, the coverage man:
The Hype: Pro Football Hall of Fame Second-team All-2000s Team, and a two-time First-team All-pro and a 5-time Pro Bowler. He led the NFL in interceptions twice. He also was terrific in the playoffs and has 3 Super Bowl rings, though he was hurt for most of 2004. Among the metrics of the day, Law usually was among the leaders in lowest passer rating against, a stat that attempts to individualize passing stats that a cornerback allows.

The Knock: It could be said he was not All-Pro all that often (twice), and 5 Pro Bowls is somewhat less than, say, Aeneas Williams, so on the "honors" scale he may be a bit below other inducted corners.

The Prediction:  Law will likely get eliminated in to vote to the Final 10. He's new to the Final 15 and perhaps lesser known among some. Even though he had a great career, he's still a "sleeper" if you will. We think he will eventually get in, just not this year.

No comments:

Post a Comment