Unlike what we saw recently in voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame, pro football’s Hall of Fame will be welcoming at least four new members to Canton this year. The rules dictate that somewhere between four and seven candidates enter with each class, including four to five players from the modern era. As with many past lists of finalists, this year offers no shortage of worthy holdovers like Cris Carter, Jerome Bettis, Will Shields and Bill Parcells. What might be the more intriguing storyline this year is that all four first-time nominees seem like eventual locks for induction. The odds may be heavily against all of them being first-ballot selections, but each presents a strong case for inclusion sooner rather than later.