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Lawrence Taylor
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Lawrence Taylor

LB, Giants, 1981

He redefined the position and the way teams played defense, and drove opposing coaches crazy for 13 seasons. Two running backs, Tony Dorsett and Eric Dickerson, were very close. Defensive tackle Randy White also deserves mention.


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