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72 Days Until NFL Kickoff – Best Players to Wear 72 in NFL History

It is officially 72 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 72 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #72. 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 #72 in NFL history.

Best Players to Wear 72 in NFL History ed too tall jones
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Best Players to Wear 72 in NFL History

1) Ed “Too Tall” Jones, DE (1974-89)

NFL Draft: 1974, Round 1, Pick 1 to the Dallas Cowboys

3x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (XII)

106 Sacks, 3 INT, 19 Fumble Recoveries

2) Matt Light, OT (2001-11)

NFL Draft: 2001, Round 2, Pick 48 to the New England Patriots

3x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

Super Bowl Champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX)

153 Career Starts

3) Dan Dierdorf, OL (1971-83)

NFL Draft: 1971, Round 2, Pick 43 to the St. Louis Cardinals

Hall of Fame

6x Pro Bowl | 3x All-Pro

150 Career Starts

4) Joe Nash, DL (1982-96)

NFL Draft: Undrafted in 1982

1x Pro Bowl | 1x All-Pro

47.5 Sacks, 779 Tackles, 7 Fumble Recoveries

5) Diron Talbert, DL (1967-80)

NFL Draft: 1966, Round 5, Pick 66 to the Los Angeles Rams

1x Pro Bowl

84.5 Sacks, 10 Fumble Recoveries

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