Teams: Kansas City Chiefs, Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers
Accomplishments: 2x Super Bowl Champ, 6x Pro Bowl, 1x All-Pro, 1990s All-Decade team
Before the 1988 NFL Draft, the Chiefs showed their cards a bit too early regarding Smith and were forced to trade up from three to two to select him out of Nebraska. Smith made five straight pro bowls from 1991-95, and another in 1997. In 1993, he led the NFL with 15.0 sacks.
His individual success came with KC, but when he went to Denver, he help the Broncos get over the hump and win two Super Bowls.
Teams: Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, Los Angeles Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Philadelphia Eagles
Accomplishments: Super Bowl LV Champion, 2010 Defensive Rookie of the Year, 5x Pro Bowl, 3x All-Pro, 2010s All-Decade team
Suh didn’t win the Heisman Trophy at Nebraska, but it is hard to argue there was a player better in the country. He finished fourth in Heisman voting as a defensive lineman in 2009 and was selected second overall by the Detroit Lions in 2010. In his final season at Nebraska, he had 20.5 sacks.
In the NFL he had 10 sacks as a rookie, but never reached double-digits again. He became more known as a fearsome run defender, tallying 21 tackles for loss in 2014, his third first-team All-Pro season.
Suh has been a controversial and at times dirty player, but later in his career he brought a much-needed edge to the Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s defense and won Super Bowl LV with fellow Cornhusker Lavonte David. He is yet to officially retire.