When it comes to highlighting top NFL talent, league-wide evaluations are the norm -- meaning some of the better players in each division are often overlooked. With his divisional all-star series, Dave Dameshek will be taking a deeper dive into the NFL's elite, putting together the best squad possible from each division -- continuing with the All-AFC South Team below.
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He's 3-for-3 in getting the Colts to January, and with each passing year, he's gotten 'em one weekend closer to February. Since Indy reached the AFC title game last season, that means ... well, let's not get ahead of ourselves.
Perhaps this generation's least-heralded future Hall of Famer moves to Indy. If the former longtime Texan can stay healthy, a massive year awaits.
By letting Johnson go, the Texans formalized a process they'd essentially begun two seasons ago: focusing the passing game around Hopkins.
A Pro Bowler in each of the last three seasons, the former first-round pick is the longest-tenured Texan on the roster.
If nothing else, the talented 'Bama product will have a slightly more sculpted physique to show off heading into his third pro season.
If the NFL were considered more of a center league than a quarterback league, the AFC South would be in a lot of trouble.
A Pro Football Focus Pro Bowler in his rookie year, the former 'Cane looks like a foundational piece.
Perhaps the only dependable piece on the Colts' line, the starting left tackle gets moved to the right side on our team.
The best defensive player of (at least) this decade.
The Titans' defensive foundation is the rare nose tackle who not only stuffs the run, but brings consistent pressure on the quarterback from the inside.
If Marks can repeat his 2014 performance (8.5 sacks) after recovering from surgery to fix an end-of-year ACL tear, our divisional team is going to be near-impossible to block.
With Casey and Co. doing their thing up front, Orakpo and Morgan could become twin terrors in the division this year, provided the former D.C. star can stay healthy.
Trump your pals and impress the experts by invoking the name "Vontae" the next time a debate over the mythical Best Shutdown Corner rages around your local tavern.
The undrafted journeyman (Indy is the fourth stop in his 11-year career) landed in the Pro Bowl last season.
We'd put him on the team if only for his mirth-making in the locker room. The fact he happens to also be the best punter in the division is a bonus.