MIAMI – Peyton Manning is a lock. Charles Woodson is, too. And to hear some of his contemporaries tell it, Calvin Johnson should be the third first-ballot inductee in next year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame class.
Johnson, the former Lions receiver, is not quite the sure thing that Manning and Woodson are. Manning is a five-time NFL MVP; Woodson, the 1997 Heisman Trophy winner out of Michigan, played 18 seasons and won a Super Bowl and Defensive Player of the Year award.