Midseason All-Pro Team: Rodgers leads highly productive group


Below is my inaugural NFL.com Midseason All-Pro Team. This was a lot of fun to put together, though there definitely were several difficult decisions. Here are a few quick notes about the process:

» Since most NFL teams are veering away from using a fullback, I opted to put two tight ends on my team to reflect the trend.

» I picked the two best guards and the two best tackles, regardless of left or right.

» I opted to go with the 4-3 alignment on defense, so DeMarcus Ware (an OLB in the Cowboys' 3-4) plays end here.

» The toughest call probably was at running back. LeSean McCoy was strongly considered, but I ended up going with Matt Forte as he is doing it all. Most every decision had alternates, but I went with the players who for the most part have been healthy and really productive.

Let the debates begin.

OFFENSE
Quarterback
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay

Running back
Matt Forte, Chicago

Wide Receiver
Steve Smith, Carolina

Wide Receiver
Calvin Johnson, Detroit

Tight End
Jermichael Finley, Green Bay

Tight End/H-Back
Rob Gronkowski, New England

Tackle
Jake Long, Miami

Guard
Davin Joseph, Tampa Bay

Center
Nick Mangold, N.Y. Jets

Guard
Brian Waters, New England

Tackle
Jason Peters, Philadelphia

Kicker
Josh Scobee, Jacksonville

DEFENSE
Defensive end
DeMarcus Ware, Dallas

Defensive tackle
Haloti Ngata, Baltimore

Defensive tackle
Ndamukong Suh, Detroit

Defensive End
Jason Pierre-Paul, N.Y. Giants

Outside Linebacker
LaMarr Woodley, Pittsburgh

Middle Linebacker
Patrick Willis, San Francisco

Outside Linebacker
Lance Briggs, Chicago

Cornerback
Darrelle Revis, N.Y. Jets

Cornerback
Patrick Peterson, Arizona

Safety
George Wilson, Buffalo

Safety
Ed Reed, Baltimore

Punter
Shane Lechler, Oakland


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