Over the last couple of weeks, Dave Dameshek has constructed an all-star team for each division. How do these dream squads stack up against each other? Here are his rankings, from best to worst:
NOTE: CLICK ON EACH DIVISION NAME FOR THE FULL TEAM BREAKDOWN.
Tom Brady choosing between Rob Gronkowski, Brandon Marshall, Sammy Watkins and Julian Edelman? That's a terrifying proposition to opposing defenses. But the offensive line would be an issue against the top-tier talent it would have to withstand in a mythical tournament of divisional all-star teams. The defensive front is the best of the AFC divisions -- plus Darrelle Revis alone makes the secondary legit.
Opposing QBs better get rid of the ball in .8 seconds or they're not getting rid of it at all. This division's pass rushers would make members of the 46 defense swoon. Do-it-all runner Jamaal Charles and the NFL's RAC king (Demaryius Thomas) are a dangerous duo, but how well the line can protect Peyton Manning is a major question.
The passing attack is just about unstoppable, so long as the line can keep Drew Brees clean enough to get the ball to the wondrous young trio of Julio Jones, Mike Evans and Kelvin Benjamin. The defensive front is brawny, the linebacker trio is uber-athletic (matter of fact, it's the best among the NFC divisions), but the secondary is shaky.