Bobby Wagner (2011-2nd round)
Likely the top four players on this list are going to be Hall of Famers one day. Maybe others join Thomas, Sherman and Wagner there but at least these guys and the player that follows Wagner on this list. That says a lot as much about how well John Schneider drafted early in his tenure with Seattle as anything else.
Wagner is a no-brainer Hall of Famer. He is still arguably the best linebacker in the league. Every year since 2014, Wagner has been elected to the Pro Bowl and every year but one Wagner has been named first-team All-Pro. Since 2014, Wagner has missed two games which is probably about the same amount of missed tackles he has had.
In fact, in 2018 Wagner missed .7 of his attempted tackles. That’s less than one percent, clearly. And in 2018 Wagner was in on 138 tackles. This number doesn’t even come close to Wagner’s career-high. Actually, Wagner has tied or exceed that number three other times in his career.
In 2016 and 2019, Wagner led the NFL in combined tackles. Once he has led the league in solo tackles. He also has scored four touchdowns in his career, three when recovering fumbles and one in interceptions.
In fact, this slight breakdown of Wagner is rather lame because there are simply too many great Wagner moments and this would take a book to write. But mostly, Wagner does his job exceedingly well without being overly communicative or causing a stir.