Who's ticketed for Canton?
Among today's NFL players, who are the Hall of Famers? Story
By Thomas Neumann and Scott SymmesESPN.com
The Pro Football Hall of Fame welcomes six new members into its exclusive fraternity this weekend.
The additions of Gene Hickerson, Michael Irvin, Bruce Matthews, Charlie Sanders, Thurman Thomas and Roger Wehrli will bring the total number of players enshrined in Canton to 208.
This made us wonder which active players will ultimately walk across the stage at Fawcett Stadium wearing tacky bright yellow jackets and huge grins.
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CANTONIZED: HALL OF FAME PREDICTIONS
50 Future Hall of Famers• Cantonized: Selections Nos. 1-10
• Cantonized: Selections Nos. 11-20
• Cantonized: Selections Nos. 21-30
• Cantonized: Selections Nos. 31-40
• Cantonized: Selections Nos. 41-50
• Cantonized: The list 1-50
Extra• 10 players on the Canton bubble
• 10 big names who won't be Hall of Famers
Video analysis• Ron Jaworski on quarterback selections
• Floyd Reese on running back selections
• Sean Salisbury on receiver/tight end selections
• Mark Schlereth on offensive line selections
• Mike Golic on defensive line selections
• Tom Jackson on linebacker selections
• Eric Allen on defensive back selections
Audio analysis• Jeremy Green, John Clayton and Michael Smith dissect selections 1-25 | 26-50, bubble players
Photo gallery• Zoom gallery of top-10 selections
SportsNation• Vote: Who is bound for Canton?
Ratings keyWe rated players on a 100-point scale in five categories worth up to 20 points each:
Mortality -- 10 possible points based on injury history (the more durable the player, the higher the score) and 10 possible points based on how close he would be to the Hall of Fame if an injury ended his career today.
Statistics -- Statistical milestones, awards, records and Pro Bowl appearances.
Team success -- Super Bowl victories and appearances, playoff appearances and victories, top playoff seeds earned.
Upside -- Perceived statistical potential based on age, skill, talent, fitness and durability. This includes potential to break records, climb statistical lists and earn Pro Bowl selections.
Intangibles -- Anything not covered by the other four categories, for instance: leadership, reputation, team success potential, superstar potential and positional representation in the Hall of Fame.
Order of tiebreakers: 1. Team; 2. Statistics; 3. Mortality