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Three New Orleans Saints on's list of greatest linebackers of all time

Rickey Jackson, Sam Mills and Pat Swilling on Gil Brandt's list

Photos of Rickey Jackson with the New Orleans Saints. AP Photos.

Gil Brandt, a longtime personnel executive with the Dallas Cowboys who now serves as a senior analyst for, recently selected his top 45 linebackers of all time.

Former Giants great Lawrence Taylor was No. 1 but three former New Orleans Saints made the list as well. Rickey Jackson, Pro Football Hall of Famer, Saints Ring of Honor member, led the group of Saints as Brandt's 17th-ranked linebacker. Two of Jackson's running mates on the Dome Patrol defense - Sam Mills (45th) and Pat Swilling (42nd) - also were ranked.

You can check out Brandt's full rankings here.

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