Number 72 on the NFL “Top 100” is offensive lineman Jonathan Ogden. Ogden was an Olympic-caliber shot-putter and translated that to the NFL.
Ogden was drafted out of UCLA in 1996 as the fourth pick of the first round. That is pretty heady stuff for an offensive lineman. He was picked by the Baltimore Ravens. He had a stellar career, playing in 177 games over 12 seasons.
There are not a lot of stats for an offensive lineman, but I will say this: Jonathan Ogden was the first draft pick of the newly formed Baltimore Ravens, and, after being a guard for one year, he moved to offensive tackle and made the Pro-Bowl 11 seasons in a row. Other than that, all I can say is follow the link to Michael Strahan’s commentary that I have linked to.
Jonathan Ogden was picked 81st by the fans.
Number 71 on the “Top 100” is Paul Warfield. While this player had no fan ranking, he is one of the greatest wide receivers ever. Warfield was drafted in 1964, 11th in the first round out of Ohio State by the Cleveland Browns, where he played for six seasons before going to the Miami Dolphins, who were founded in 1966.
Warfield came just in time to participate in Miami’s glory days when they finished the season with a perfect record and followed that with a perfect postseason, including winning the Super Bowl. His career spanned 14 years and, during that time, he played in 157 games.
Paul Warfield was smooth and fast. He reminded me of the Baltimore Colts’ Lenny Moore. When he was in a game, the defense had to adjust, and that gave the offense a chance at a running game.
Paul Warfield caught 427 passes for 8,565 yards and 85 touchdowns. He had an amazing 20.1-yard per catch average.
I can only offer to you the link to show how smooth and agile Paul Warfield was. He truly made a science out of running a pass route.
Warfield was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1983.
He’s one of my personal favorites.
NFL Network Website, “Jonathan Ogden”
You Tube Website,”Jonathan Ogden, No 72 Greatest NFL Player in History
NFL Network Website, “Paul Warfield”
Hall of Fame Website, “Paul Warfield”
You Tube Website, “NFL Films Top 100 Greatest Players #71 Paul Warfield-HD, HQ