Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer
Former Denver Broncos linebacker Karl Mecklenburg, safety Steve Atwater, safety John Lynch and safety Brian Dawkins were among the 27 modern era semifinalists selected Tuesday for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2018. Mecklenburg, Atwater and Lynch are in the Broncos Ring of Fame. The list of 27 semifinalists will now be trimmed to 15 modern era finalists and as many as five modern era finalists will then be selected for the Hall's Class of 2018. The Hall's Board of Selectors will meet the day before the Super Bowl to select the Class of 2018.