THE NFL DRAFT is underway, which naturally turns one's fancy to the great Cougars who have played in the NFL. Approximately 150 Cougs have toiled in the league, but only a select few can be dubbed the best of the best. In the first of a two-part photo series identifying the greatest NFL Cougs of all time, we look at the defense.
Mind you now, this list is based on position, which is why such NFL standouts as Bernard Jackson (a maintstay on Denver's famous Orange Crush defenses), Erik Coleman, Rickey Reynolds and Ken Greene didn't make it; all are defensive backs and that position was loaded with talent to choose from.
On Sunday we'll offer up our choices on the offensive side of the ball.
THE ROLL CALL BY POSITION: Defensive backs: Clancy Williams, Don Paul, Kenny Graham, James Hasty Defensive linemen: Turk Edwards, Keith Millard, Erik Howard, Eric Williams Linebackers: Torgy Torgeson Lewis Bush, Mark Fields Punt returner: Jerry Williams Special teams: Steve Gleason Captain: Marcus Trufant
IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ANY OF THE THESE CHOICES, WE WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IT, SO FIRE UP YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE MESSAGE BOARDS.