I was thinking of doing a series of articles, and still might at some point, on potential Hall of Famers around the league. But until I have time to do it, I thought this might serve to at least get some conversation going. I'm going to list one player from each team who I think has a potential shot at the HOF. Obviously not all of these guys will make it, and this is not a prediction on who I think will make it in. Jump in and comment on my picks or make some picks of your own. Also, to add a little interest, I'm leaving out obvious picks like Manning/Brady. On those teams, I'll pick somebody else.
Patriots: Rob Gronkowski-Gronk has 37 TDs in just 3 years and this year isn't even finished yet.
Jets: Darrelle Revis-Eligible here because I don't think he's a mortal lock yet.
Dolphins: Mike Pouncey-He's the best center in the league and he's 23.
Bills: Marcel Dareus-Needs to be a little more consistent, but can be dominant.
Bengals: AJ Green-He's already a top 3 WR in the league.
Steelers: Maurkice Pouncey-See Pouncey, Mike
Ravens: Haloti Ngata-If he keeps up production for another 3 or 4 years, he's a lock.
Browns: Joe Haden-He's a shutdown corner and has plenty of time to show it left.
Colts: Andrew Luck-He's been everything he was touted to be.
Texans: JJ Watt-He's quickly become one of the best defensive players in the league.
Titans: Chris Johnson-I'm as critical as anybody, but his numbers could wind up huge.
Jaguars: Maurice Jones-Drew-If he can stay healthy, he has a shot.
Raiders: Richard Seymour-Has rings, and nice numbers. No other real options right now.
Broncos: Von Miller-This guy is just amazing.
Chargers: Philip Rivers-Has to get back to form, but has the best shot aside from Gates (a lock)
Chiefs: Eric Berry-Has the proper tools, but has to stay healthy and hungry, maybe find a new team.
Cowboys: Dez Bryant-Hate to say it, but he's going to wind up with pretty worthy numbers.
Giants: Jason Pierre-Paul-No reason he won't be great for many years.
Redskins: Robert Griffin III-His style of play might get him hurt at some point.
Eagles: LeSean McCoy-He runs, he catches, he scores.
Lions: Calvin Johnson-A dominant physical specimen. Can't be covered.
Packers: Aaron Rodgers-Don't really need to elaborate.
Bears: Charles Tillman-A few more years like this have to get him in the discussion.
Vikings: Adrian Peterson-He's a force of nature, not a RB.
Saints: Jimmy Graham-The TE is evolving and Graham is a matchup nightmare.
Panthers: Cam Newton-This year aside, he'll have crazy numbers.
Falcons: Matt Ryan-He just needs to win some of those playoff games.
Buccaneers: Carl Nicks-As dominating a guard as you'll find anywhere.
Cardinals: Larry Fitzgerald-Was there any other choice?
Rams: Chris Long-Needs to keep it up for another 7-8 years to be in the running.
49ers: Patrick Willis-Will wind up as one of the best of all time.
Seahawks: Marshawn Lynch-Can his body hold up to his running style?