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47 Days Until NFL Kickoff – Best Players to Wear 47 in NFL History

It is officially 47 days until the official kickoff of the 2022 NFL season! As our official countdown here on FlurrySports, we will be releasing the best players to ever wear the jersey number of the number of days remaining. Follow along to keep track of how many days until the NFL season, and share who YOU think the best player to ever wear that jersey number is! Click here to see the best NFL players from yesterday.

With 47 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #47. Of course, some of the all-time greats at this number will still be playing this season. They have the ability to continue rising up the list! The official ranking of these players is based on the Approximate Value (AV) from Pro Football Reference.

Without further ado, here are the all-time best players to wear #47 in NFL history.

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Best Players to Wear 47 in NFL History

1) Mel Blount, CB (1970-83)

NFL Draft: 1970, Round 3, Pick 53 to the Pittsburgh Steelers

Hall of Fame

5x Pro Bowl | 2x All-Pro

Defensive Player of the Year (1975)

Super Bowl Champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV)

57 INT, 4 Defensive TDs

2) John Lynch, S (1993-2007)

NFL Draft: 1993, Round 3, Pick 82 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Hall of Fame

9x Pro Bowl | 2x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (XXXVII)

26 INT, 1,059 Career Tackles, 13 Sacks, 16 Forced Fumbles

3) LeRoy Irvin, CB (1980-90)

NFL Draft: 1980, Round 3, Pick 70 to the Los Angeles Rams

2x Pro Bowl | 2x All-Pro

35 INT, 2.5 Sacks, 6 Defensive TDs

4) Joey Browner, S (1983-92)

NFL Draft: 1983, Round 1, Pick 19 to the Minnesota Vikings

6x Pro Bowl | 3x All-Pro

37 INT, 9.5 Sacks, 4 Defensive TDs

5) Ryan McNeil, CB (1993-2003)

NFL Draft: 1993, Round 2, Pick 33 to the Detroit Lions

1x Pro Bowl

31 INT, 699 Career Tackles, 3 Defensive TDs

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