Are Rod Smith and Jimmy Smith First-Ballot NFL Hall of Famers?

May 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I’ll start with Rod Smith, an undrafted player, who signed with the New England Patriots, but was cut and picked up by the Denver Broncos in 1994.

During his career in Denver, Rod Smith became a two-time Super Bowl champion, the first and only undrafted player to reach the milestone of 10,000 receiving yards, and the 24th in history to eclipse that figure.  He has the most catches (849), receiving yards (11,389) and touchdown receptions (68) of any undrafted wide receiver in NFL history.

Also, Rod is only the sixth player in NFL history to have (100) receptions against at least three teams—Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, and Oakland Raiders. Rod Smith, a two-time All-Pro and a three-time Pro Bowler.

Next is Jimmy Smith who, as you know, played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, who also had an illustrious career. Jimmy Smith is a two-time All-Pro, a five-time Pro Bowler, and finished his career with 862 receptions, 12,287 receiving yards, and...

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