EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – SEPTEMBER 30: Lawrence Taylor #56 of the New York Giants in action against the Dallas Cowboys during an NFL football game September 30, 1990 at The Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)Over the years the NFL continues to get faster, stronger and produce athletes that are some of the most feared individuals when it comes to doing what they do best.Their opponents know to always prepare as when it’s game time, destruction awaits.Read our previous countdowns,- Then click HERE to see Nos 80-61 to find out where Wayne Rooney, Dele Alli and Anthony Martial place...- Click HERE to see Nos 60-41 to find out where Raheem Sterling, Roberto Firmino and Dimitri Payet come in...- Click HERE to see No 40-21 to find out where Ivan Rakitic ranks... At 27, he is a multiple domestic champion, has won the European Cup and helped his country to the World Cup.His sometimes unorthodox style keeps opposition defences guessing and his ability to play right across the forward line is admirable.
There was never a more down-hill, aggressive linebacker in NFL history that brought the kind of pain, passion and speed on every play. v=Ht GXJB5Px IQ Deacon Jones – lightning speed and ultra-aggressive style of play led him to an “unofficial” sack total of 26 in 1967. v=K26yiw Xv Ji E Carl Elller – He finished his career with a total of 133.5 sacks and obviously, was a very feared player during his time.
Most of his highlights can be seen in the original “warm-up” video I posted a the top of this page. v=RFQ4h NWUnp U Ray Lewis started his career literally known as a murderer. Just Google pictures of Alan Page’s pinky to see how hard he played.
You can’t buy a more intimidating reputation than that. He went to 9 straight pro bowls, led his team to 4 superbowls and had more than 1400 tackles
Any football lovers will hope that Hazard’s slump last season for Chelsea was merely down to some Mourinho-related turbulence and there are signs of the old brilliance under Antonio Conte this term.
In full flight Hazard can be unplayable - his passing, delivery and long-range shooting a delight to behold. A figure who has been climbing lists such as this one for several years now.