Among proCanes, Lewis guaranteed to make Hall

What active NFL players who went to college in Florida will end up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio? How coincidental you would ask that, because I just happen to have the answer.

First, the math: 141 state-college players on current rosters parcel out as 41 Miami Hurricanes, 33 Florida Gators, 29 FSU Seminoles, plus 12 Central Florida, 11 South Florida, four FAU, three Bethune-Cookman, two FIU and one Florida A&M.


Now, our Canton Watch Top 10:

1. Ravens MLB Ray Lewis (Hurricanes), 100 percent; 12 Pro Bowls, seven times All-Pro.
2. Ravens S Ed Reed (Hurricanes), 95 percent; 7 PBs, 56 interceptions.
3. Colts WR Reggie Wayne (Hurricanes), 95 percent; 829 catches, 11,278 yards, 5 PBs.
4. Texans WR Andre Johnson (Hurricanes), 90 percent; 698 catches, 9,516 yards, 5 PBs.
5. Bears returner/WR Devin Hester (Hurricanes), 60 percent; modest catch totals but already 18 return TDs (second all-time), 3 PBs.
6. Ravens WR Anquan Boldin (Seminoles), 40 percent; 693 catches, 9,006 yards, 3 PBs.
7. Patriots NT Vince Wilfork (Hurricanes), 35 percent; 3 PBs aided by team’s championship era.
8. Panthers MLB Jon Beason (Hurricanes), 20 percent; three PBs in first four seasons.
9. 49ers RB Frank Gore (Hurricanes), 15 percent; 7,196 yards, 4.7 per, 2 PBs.
10. Saints TE Jimmy Graham (Hurricanes), 15 percent; based on first 1 1/2 seasons at specialty position.

Others above 10 percent: Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey (Gators), Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall (UCF), Eagles CB Asante Samuel (UCF), Vikings KR/WR Percy Harvin (Gators), Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett (Seminoles).

Others below 10 percent but on radar: Broncos RB Willis McGahee (Hurricanes), Giants S Antrel Rolle (Hurricanes), Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (Seminoles), Redskins WR Santana Moss (Hurricanes), Saints MLB Jonathan Vilma (Hurricanes), Panthers TE Jeremy Shockey (Hurricanes), Jaguars CB Rashean Mathis (Bethune), Raiders CB Lito Sheppard (Gators), Raiders PK Sebastian Janikowski (Seminoles).
Canton Watch Bonus: The Dolphins. Make it DE/LB Jason Taylor, 90 percent; OT Jake Long, 70 percent; LB Cameron Wake 15 percent, Marshall, 15 percent and PK Dan Carpenter 5 percent. (Sorry, Karlos Dansby).

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