Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My 2011 ProBowl Roster - AFC

Just like last year, I decided to cast a ballot on the Pro Bowl. Here are my own findings.
Quarterbacks (Pick 3)

Tom Brady (New England) - Hard to argue his stats

Peyton Manning (Indianapolis) - Because he's Peyton.

Philip Rivers (San Diego) - MVP candidate for the early to mid part of the year.

Runningbacks (Pick 3)

Jamaal Charles (Kansas City) - High yards per rush

Arian Foster (Houston) - Came out of nowhere. NFL's leading rusher

Maurice Jones-Drew (Jacksonville) - The engine the makes the Jags rev.

Wide Receivers (Pick 4)

Dwayne Bowe (Kansas City) - finally paying off

Andre Johnson (Houston) - best in the NFL

Brandon Lloyd (Denver) - who knew?

Reggie Wayne (Indianapolis) - Stately Wayne Manor.

Fullbacks (Pick 1)

Mike Tolbert (San Diego) - The main runner in San Diego in lieu of Ryan Matthews

Tight Ends (Pick 2)

Antonio Gates (San Diego) - Foot issues be damned. Fantasy MVP potential.

Marcedes Lewis (Jacksonville) - Garrard's best target in the red zone.

Offensive Tackles (Pick 3)

Ryan Diem (Indianapolis) - bright spot in a maligned line

Joe Thomas (Cleveland) - blocked for Hillis

Andrew Whitworth (Cincinnati) - quietly good amidst the Carson ineptitude.

Offensive Guards (Pick 3)

Kris Dielman (San Diego) - someone has to get credit for keeping Rivers upright

Vincent Manuwai (Jacksonville) - did road grading for MoJo.

Eric Steinbach (Cleveland) - did road grading for Hillis

Centers (Pick 2)

Alex Mack (Cleveland) - Peyton Hillis should be rewarding this O-Line big time.

Nick Mangold (New York) - Someone has to be assisting the LdT rejuvenation

Defensive Ends (Pick 3)

Glenn Dorsey (Kansas City) - Credit Crennel for this one

Dwight Freeney (Indianapolis) - Still getting this one done.

Robert Mathis (Indianapolis) - Likewise, with all the injuries at the back end.

Defensive Tackles (Pick 3)

Haloti Ngata (Baltimore) - The best in the biz.

Richard Seymour (Oakland) - Worth the 1st round pick they traded him for.

Vince Wilfork (New England) - Veteran leader of the Pats D.

Outside Linebackers (Pick 3)

Tamba Hali (Kansas City) - Has been great all season long

James Harrison (Pittsburgh) - Always goes for the kill shot.

Cameron Wake (Miami) - This guy has to be in the Pro Bowl.

Inside Linebackers (Pick 2)

Ray Lewis (Baltimore) - He's Old Spice.

Jerod Mayo (New England) - Tackling machine

Cornerbacks (Pick 3)

Champ Bailey (Denver) - Still going at it.

Devin McCourty (New England) - Could have been DROY if not for a certain DT.

Vontae Davis (Miami) - Over Revis Island? Yep for this season.

Strong Safety (Pick 1)

Troy Polamalu (Pittsburgh) - It's definitely the hair.

Free Safety (Pick 1)

Ryan Clark (Pittsburgh) - Can't give it to Ed because he was on the PUP.

Kickers (Pick 1)

Dan Carpenter (Miami) - Even with the misfires yesterday, he's been their best offensive weapon overall.

Punters (Pick 1)

Shane Lechler (Oakland) - Steady as he goes.

Kick Returner (Pick 1)

Marc Mariani (Tennessee) - Was either him or Jacoby Ford. After yesterday, Dan Connelly might be an ok choice, too.

Special Teamer (Pick 1)

Prescott Burgess (Baltimore) - If you have any alternatives do let us know.

Feel free if I botched the selection process.


  1. rob gronkowski or aaron hernandez should be up there. they are new englands TE rookies

  2. Brandon Flowers CB Kansas City Chiefs, he has proven himself to be a top 5 CB in the league