Ex-Pаtrіotѕ CB рісkѕ Steрhon Gіlmore аѕ ‘fіrѕt-bаllot Hаll of Fаmer’

Logan Ryan never played alongside Stephon Gilmore in Foxborough, but he certainly respects the five-time Pro Bowler’s game.

On NFL Network’s Good Morning Football, Ryan was asked to pick one current defensive back who belongs in the Hall of Fame. Not only did he select Gilmore, but Ryan said the 2019 Defensive Player of the Year deserved enshrinement in Canton on his first ballot.

“‘Gilly Lock’ is a clamp,” Ryan said. “I think he had a great season last year, and honestly, Gilly has been doing this for a long time. He’s one of the rare guys that you can lock on a guy in push coverage. We really haven’t seen that since Darrelle Revis, the ability to shut down a side of the field. Press, man-to-man, every play, he’s making the receiver earn it. He doesn’t fear them.

“And he got a Defensive Player of the Year and that is really hard to do at the DB position. Every year Defensive Player of the Year is just another pass rusher… This guy is special. For you to get a Defensive Player of the Year at DB and be doing it at the level you’ve been doing it — on an island — that’s a first ballot Hall of Famer.”

With Gilmore off the board, fellow panelist Jason McCourty picked Patrick Peterson.

Ryan just missed Gilmore in the Patriots secondary, as he inked a deal with the Tennessee Titans when Gilmore arrived in 2017. Since then, Gilmore has also suited up for the Panthers and Colts, and he’ll spend this season in Dallas. Given how high profile the Cowboys are, a solid 2023 season could really solidify his case for Canton.


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