Those five will be joined by longtime executive Bobby Beathard and seniors committee nominees Jerry Kramer and Robert Brazile.
Linebacker/defensive end Ted Hendricks, wide receiver Michael Irvin, quarterback Jim Kelly, center Jim Otto, and defensive tackles Cortez Kennedy and Warren Sapp hall all been enshrined in Canton.
Moss, Lewis and Urlacher were first-ballot candidates. If there was any one player who was a lock for the 2018 class, it was Lewis.
Owens, snubbed his first two years as a finalist, celebrated Saturday by posting a social-media photo of a black cap with gold letters "HOF" and a caption congratulating his fellow classmates, saying "We're GOLDEN!"
The big story here is that Terrell Owens finally got the votes he needed during his third year of eligibility. Owens played for five teams in his 15-year career, which began with eight seasons with the 49ers.
At some point, Lynch, who is still waiting for the knock, said he got exhausted of waiting. "I just love the game".
"I took a lot of pride in technique", Hutchinson said.
Both Moss and Owens irritated people with off-field issues, but this selector dismisses that because they didn't take place on the field. "But when it comes to me, is has extended beyond that". He connected in every possible way with the City of Philadelphia and our legion of Eagles fans across the country. Although he only spent one season in Buffalo, Owens quickly became a fan favorite after surprising nearly everyone and signing with the Bills after the 2008 season.
Isaac Bruce, WR: Fifth all-time with 15,208 receiving yards.
He was the director of player personnel for the undefeated 1972 and 1973 Miami Dolphin Super Bowl teams; the general manager of the Washington Super Bowl XVII and XXII champions; and the architect of the San Diego Chargers only Super Bowl team as general manager of the team that fell to the 49ers in XXIX.
Lewis was a 13-time Pro Bowler over a 17-year career spent entirely with the Ravens. He led the league in touchdown receptions five times.
Owens ranks third in career receiving touchdowns (153), second in yards (15,934) and his 1,078 receptions are eighth all-time.
Lewis finished his career with 31 interceptions, three touchdown returns, 81 passes defended, 19 forced fumbles, 1,562 tackles and 493 assists.
Owens was known for memorable playoff appearances, including his winning 25-yard touchdown catch against Green Bay in 1999; his 177 yards in a comeback win against the Giants in 2003; and his nine catches for 122 yards in the 2004 seasons Super Bowl against New England just seven weeks after breaking his leg.
In the 2020s, similar arguments will be made for the elite defenders of the 2015 Broncos that powered the team to its Super Bowl 50 win. "The next spring, there was an opening at left guard". Many believe James will make it as well.
Former teammates lined up all week to stump for Brian Urlacher before Saturday's Pro Football Hall of Fame vote.