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Aside from Megatron, which Transformers would other NFLers be?

If it's commonly accepted that Calvin Johnson(notes) is the NFL's version of Megatron, the biggest, baddest, most-talented Transformer of all, which players and coaches in the league would be the best fits with other robots from the popular action figures, TV series and movie franchise? Shutdown Corner came up with 23 of the most compatible pairings.

Aaron Rodgers(notes) as Optimum Prime -- Brave, powerful, belt-wearing leaders who puts their talent to use improving the universe around him.

Brett Favre(notes) as Rodimus Prime -- Energetic, yet brash and headstrong, with an overwhelming self-confidence that borders on arrogance. Plagued by lack of confidence feeling he is in the shadow of Optimus Prime.

DeSean Jackson(notes) as Starscream --Believes that he should rely more on guile and speed rather than brute destructive force. When given the chance to strike out on his own, he is often less successful than Megatron.

Aside from Megatron, which Transformers would other NFLers be?

Darren Sproles(notes) as Bumblebee -- The little one, constantly striving to prove himself in the eyes of the other robots and in robot general managers, who fail to grasp the fact that talent trumps size, always.

Ricky Williams(notes) as Fortress Maximus -- A warrior without compare -- courageous, valiant, powerful and yet a fervent pacifist who wishes that he will never have to fight again.

Jared Allen(notes) as Grimlock -- Both are more intelligent than they like to let on and less intelligent than they'd like to think.

Chad Ochocinco(notes) as Jazz -- A trickster who mixes style with a hip-hop personality. Never shuts up.

Plaxico Burress(notes) as Gunrunner -- You know, because they're both runners.

Andy Reid as Wheeljack -- His inventions were notorious for exploding in his face while he was still testing/working on them.

Tony Romo(notes) as Cliffjumper -- Impulsive, frequently reminded to exercise caution.

Aside from Megatron, which Transformers would other NFLers be?Hines Ward(notes) as Sideswipe -- Very brave, but also reckless and tends to use dirty tricks to achieve victory.

Michael Vick(notes) as Blurr -- The fastest Transformer of all, but prone to worry or complain. And, unlike Vick, Blurr once saved something from execution rather than the other way around.

Kellen Winslow(notes) Jr. as Skywarp -- They're both soldiers.

James Harrison(notes) as Rampage -- In a constant state of rage that leaves even his teammates afraid of him. Can be easily distracted by mindless television entertainment.

Bob Sanders(notes) as Ratchet -- Turns into an ambulance.

Steve Smith as Ironhide -- Tough, but impulsive, hardened veteran who won't die.

Bill Belichick as Soundwave -- His specialty is recording.

Jerome Simpson(notes) as Blowpipe -- Just for the name alone.

Ray Lewis(notes) as Shockwave -- Intelligent, calculating, destructive, purple and probably doesn't rat out his friends.

DeAngelo Hall(notes) as Thrust -- Confident upon entering battle but usually the first to panic or flee.

Brandon Meriweather(notes) as Laserbeak -- Very cowardly and will only fight from afar, or in situations in which he has the overwhelming advantage."

Ndamukong Suh(notes) as Bonecrusher -- He is a brawler by nature and specializes in demolitions work.

Cleatus the Fox Sports Robot as Ultra Magnus -- The most hated robots in their respective fields.

Many of the descriptions were taken from various Transformers character pages on Wikipedia. A special thanks to MJD, Matt Ryan(notes) and Antzo for help on this post.

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