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The Top Ten Greatest NFL Outside Linebackers of all Time
10.) Andre Tippett
- Andre Tippett played for the New England Patriots from 1982 to 1993.
- NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award (1985)
- 5 Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988)
9.) Cornelius Bennett
- Cornelius Bennett played for the Indianapolis Colts, the Buffalo Bills, and the Atlanta Falcons.
- 5 Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection (1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993)
- 3 Time NFL First Team All Pro (1988, 1991, 1992)
8.) Derrick Thomas
- Derrick Thomas played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1989 to 1999.
- NFL Man of the Year Award (1993)
- NFL Sacks Leader (1990)
7.) Terrell Suggs
- Terrell Suggs played for the Baltimore Ravens, the Arizona Cardinals, and now the Kansas City Chiefs.
- Super Bowl XLVII champion
- NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award (2011)
- NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award (2003)
6.) Rickey Jackson
- Rickey Jackson played for the New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers.
- Super Bowl XXIX champion
- New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame Inductee
5.) Demarcus Ware
- Demarcus Ware played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Denver Broncos
- 2 Time NFL sacks leader (2008, 2010)
- 2 Time Butkus Award (2008, 2011)
4.) Kevin Greene
- Kevin Greene played for the Los Angeles Rams, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Carolina Panthers, and the San Francisco 49ers.
- NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award (1996)
- 2 Time NFL sacks leader (1994, 1996)
3.) Jack Ham
- Jack Ham played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1971 to 1982.
- 4 Time Super Bowl Champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)
- NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award (1975)
2.) Derrick Brooks
- Derrick Brooks played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1995 to 2008.
- Super Bowl Champion (XXXVII)
- Walter Payton Man of the Year Award (2000)
1.) Lawrence Taylor
- Lawrence Taylor played for the New York Giants from 1981 to 1993.
- 2 Time Super Bowl Champion (XXI, XXV)
- NFL Most Valuable Player (1986)
Written by: David Green