TecmoSuperJoe Posted March 16 Share Posted March 16 49ers: 1. Deion Sanders '94: He was only here for a single season, but was sensational having one of the best season ever for a cornerback. Helped the 49ers win their 5th ring. 2. Justin Smith '08: Phenomenal stalwart on the defensive side of the ball, rarely missing a game in 7 years. A lot of people talk about Patrick Willis being the soul of those squads, but I was always transfixed with Justin Smith's play for whatever reason more so than anyone else. Just being a goliath gatekeeper on the line while being an every-down player. Gave me the same vibes in terms of iconic excellence in the trenches that Bryant Young used to. Guy never seemd to take a snap off. 3. Tim McDonald '93: McDonald was a big time leader that got overshadowed to a degree by the 49ers other high profile players at times. But he was a great safety that helped anchor the back end of the defense from the mid to late 90's. Made a ton of memorable plays, and was really physical on anyone that crossed his path. He missed just one game in his time with the 49ers. Honorable mentions: Ken Norton Jr., Garrison Hearst, Ray Brown Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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