The panel will select 18 players on offense (including starters and backups), 18 on defense (including starters and backups), a kicker, a punter and a kick returner for a total of 39 roster spots. The 40th spot will go to the player with the highest vote total from SportsNation that was not already picked by the panel.
Strong safeties are up in Week 7. Each of the 11 players on the list played in multiple Super Bowls and all but one earned at least two rings during his career. The Cowboys and Steelers claim six of the 10 spots, including recent Dallas standout Darren Woodson (above) and three of his predecessors .
Review their credentials below and vote for your top five strong safeties in Super Bowl history.
The Ultimate Super Bowl 40-Man Roster (Thursday, Jan. 26, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN)
40 Minutes That Defined the Super Bowl (Thursday, Feb. 2, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN)
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