Retired New York Giants legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Lawrence Taylor, appeared on “I Am Athlete” over the weekend and was asked to name his top five defenders of all time.
Before L.T. could spit out a name, the panel immediately insisted he top the list. That left Taylor with four more spots to fill.
Lawrence Taylor gives his Top 5 defensive players of all-time:
2. Reggie White
3. Deacon Jones
4. Deion Sanders
5. Ronnie Lott
Noticeably missing: Aaron Donald
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“Reggie White. Deacon Jones,” Taylor said to the surprise of Brandon Marshall and others. “Do you know how many people he made deaf with that hand slap to the ear and stuff?”
Taylor continued by listing Deion Sanders and Ronnie Lott. The omission of players like Ray Lewis and Aaron Donald instantly caused some controversy.
“I’ll put them on the list if y’all want me to,” Taylor said sarcastically.
Even prior to his retirement, Taylor often praised White, Jones and Lott. He’s repeatedly named them among his top five greatest of all time but the inclusion of Sanders is relatively new.