The remaining five will then be approved by the Hall of Fame board of selectors, and no more than five finalists are eligible to be inducted in 2019.
Lynch will face a tough road to earn election this year due to some competition at his position.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019 will be announced at the NFL Honors event, which airs annually on the eve of the Super Bowl.
The Hall of Fame's Board of Selectors will meet on February 2 in Atlanta, the day before Super Bowl LIII, to narrow the list to a maximum of five players. Bailey was named a finalist this year in his first year of eligibility.
Atwater was a two-time Super Bowl champion, an eight-time Pro Bowler and two-time First-Team All-Pro safety with the Denver Broncos from 1989-98.
Senior committee nominee Johnny Robinson and contributors finalists Gil Brandt and Pat Bowlen are also under consideration for induction into the HOF but are not part of the modern-era class.
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His career spanned 13 years, including 10 seasons with Pittsburgh where he won a Super Bowl with the Steelers in 2005.
The Class of 2019 will be officially enshrined into the Hall of Fame during the spectacular Enshrinement Ceremony held inside Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium at Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village in Canton on Saturday, Aug. 3. That ranks him seventh all-time in interceptions and first in interception return yards in National Football League history.
Law made five Pro Bowls and was a member of the 2000s All-Decade team.
Law played in seven games with the Broncos in the final season of his career, 2009, after 14 years with New England, Kansas City and the New York Jets.
The finalists did include five defensive backs and three safeties. The legendary tight end was inducted into the Chiefs' Hall of Fame on December 13.