Woodson heads Class of '09 candidates

Updated: January 31, 2009, 11:45 AM ET
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- By the middle of Saturday afternoon, the Pro Football Hall of Fame will grow by somewhere from four to seven members.

Not much is guaranteed when the 44 voters get together, but it's a pretty safe bet that Rod Woodson and Bruce Smith will gain entry in their first year on the ballot. Let's handicap the field for the Class of 2009.

Rod Woodson

The defensive back spent most of his career with Pittsburgh before finishing up with stints in San Francisco, Baltimore ...

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