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Here we are in the National Football League playoffs but for us that it means it is time to discuss the potential class of the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame.  The Finalists have been announced, and along with regular contributor, Spheniscus, we will go back and forth with each candidate and openly debate as to which player would be a worthy Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee.

Committee Chairman: Spheniscus, do we have our first Pro Football Hall of Famer to represent the Jacksonville Jaguars?  Tony Boselli was a hell of a player, but do we have the Terrell Davis of Offensive Linemen here?  Boselli was only in the league for seven years, had three great ones and two good ones, but is this enough?
You have to think that this could only happen to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

On March 9 of this year Offensive Tackle Branden Albert was traded from the Miami Dolphins to the Jags, but three months later before playing a game for the team he abruptly announced his retirement from the National Football League.

Again only the Jaguars.

Saying that, this raises our usual question, which is do we have a Hall of Famer on our hands.

Albert played 120 Games in the NFL with Kansas City and Miami and started all but two of them.  He would achieve two Pro Bowl selections, one in 2013 and again in 2015 and his career, a respectable number but not one that is typical of a Canton bust.

We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Branden Albert on his successful career in the NFL and we wish him the best in his post playing career.

13. Torry Holt

We are not going to lie. The ranking of Torry Holt was not easy, and was such to the point that we could easily see where Holt could be ranked much higher or lower; as always, we want to hear what you think. With that said, Holt may not have accumulatively did better than his peers at the Wide Receiver position, but throughout the 2000’s, nobody was a more consistent producer in the NFL.

Playing all but one season with the Rams, Torry Holt caught 920 passes for 13,382 Yards. Twice he led the NFL in Receiving Yards and was a primary target for Kurt Warner, the upstart star Quarterback. Holt was a Pro Bowl selection seven times and in the eleven seasons that he was in the NFL, was in the top ten in receiving yards eight times, which cannot be overlooked. Holt was the youngest receiver to hit the 10,000 and 11,000 Yard mark and had his body lasted a year or two longer he would have the career stats that would be impossible to ignore. As such, we are fascinated to see what the Football Hall of Fame does with Torry Holt.

96. Jimmy Smith

Jimmy Smith was a great Wide Receiver but is he truly one of the elite, or is he just one of many in an inflated offensive age of Football.  The answer to that question will determine whether he will get into to the Hall of Fame.