For the record, Bruce Smith was ranked No. 31 in the NFL Network series on the 100 greatest players of all time. O.J. Simpson was 40th. ... No doubt, he would have been a bit higher if his life had not taken its tragic turn. ... The series continues Thursday at 9 p.m. with Nos. 21-30. The previous 10: 31, Bruce Smith. 32, Jim Parker. 33, Sid Luckman. 34, Deion Sanders. 35, Chuck Bednarik. 36, Raymond Berry. 37, Jim Thorpe. 38, Lance Alworth. 39, Gino Marchetti. 40, O.J. Simpson.