Well, that's what happened when readers took a look at the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2018 nominee list, which was released Tuesday.
The list will be trimmed down to 25 semifinalists in November and then 15 finalists in January.
He'll have stiff competition, but I know he's worth it!
Mawae was a finalist previous year and seemingly has gained traction in his bid for induction. The Steve Smith who retired after playing six seasons in the National Football League with the Giants, Eagles and Rams. He retired with more than 12,000 rushing yards and 80 touchdowns, while amassing more than 3,300 receiving yards and 11 more scores.
That's why it's so hard to get into the PFHOF and why the argument of who didn't get into the Hall can be so hard. The winners will be announced the night before the Super Bowl.
Safety Bob Sanders - who was named to the initial list of nominees for last year's Pro Football Hall of Fame class - was not among those listed this year. Two members of that Super Bowl championship Buccaneers defense, Derrick Brooks and Warren Sapp, are already in the Hall of Fame, and safety John Lynch has been a finalist the previous four years. Hinton was named to seven Pro Bowls, and spread them around three positions - left guard, left tackle and right tackle. Tasker, who saw some time at receiver throughout his career, is arguably the greatest special teams player to ever play in the National Football League, as he revolutionized the "gunner" position. The 48-member Pro Football Hall of Fame Committee will meet February 3, the eve of the Super Bowl, and select somewhere between four and eight for induction.
Like a potential wide receiver 2018 class that could include Moss and Owens, the linebacker class could be just as impressive with Lewis and Urlacher as possible enshrinees. He was also a four-time All-Pro and is a member of the NFL's 1990s All-Decade Team.