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By Jonathan Bales

2010 Preseason NFL All-Pro Team: Offense

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Note: This All-Pro team is not a comprehensive list of the league’s top players from last year, but rather a prediction of who will finish the 2010 season as the NFL’s top performers at each position.

QB

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

To me, the Packers are the Cowboys’ most fierce competition in the NFC.  Like Tony Romo, Rodgers has all of the physical tools, but can he win games in January?  This season, yes.

Tom Brady, New England Patriots

A motivated Brady with seemingly healthy receivers and a shaky defense that could force the team to pass early and often?  Watch out.

RB

Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans

How do you stop this guy?  You can contain him all game long and then, in a blink of an eye, he just crossed the 100-yard mark.

Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens

A revamped Baltimore passing attack could limit Rice’s touches. . .and perhaps increase his efficiency.  Look for him to approach 15 touchdowns this season, particularly if the Ravens trade Willis McGahee.

WR

Andre Johnson, Houston Texans

He’s the best in the game, hand down.  Teams will key in on him, but it won’t matter.

Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys

81 receptions, 1,321 yards, and 11 touchdowns in only 12 games starting last season.  The addition of Dez Bryant will only help Austin’s numbers, not hinder them.

Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions

Megatron and the rest of the Lions’ offense look superb this preseason.  Johnson has perhaps the highest upside of any wide receiver in the NFL this year.

TE

Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys

He undoubtedly possesses the best combination of pass-catching and blocking skills in the league.  He’ll score more touchdowns this year too.

Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers

Davis led the league with 13 touchdown receptions last season.  His blocking is underrated and the scary part of it all is. . .he’s getting better.

OT

Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns

The play of linemen doesn’t fluctuate as much from season to season as that of skill position players.  The play of Thomas doesn’t even fluctuate much from game to game–he’s always dominant.

Jake Long, Miami Dolphins

Long has shown he can be an All-Pro run blocker, and with Miami figuring to air it out more this season, he’ll have a chance to prove he’s a beast in pass protection too.

OG

Jahri Evans, New Orleans Saints

Some people didn’t like that I ranked Evans at No. 18 on my list of the NFL’s top 105 players, but he’s that good.

Chris Snee, New York Giants

Snee will have 14 great games this year.  After all, he has to face Jay Ratliff twice, right?

C

Nick Mangold, New York Jets

This one’s not even close.  No center is even close to Mangold in terms of talent.  He might be the Jets’ MVP, and yes, that includes Revis Christ.

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Check back tomorrow for my All-Pro Defense and Special Teams.


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5 Responses to 2010 Preseason NFL All-Pro Team: Offense

  1. john coleman says:

    Vernon Davis, man that triggered a thought. With their draft of olinemen, their defense, and their playmakers, they are a good QB away from a return to the rivalry days. I would pick them in that division. Seattle is going to surprise too. Goodbye Cardinals! Leinart isn’t a leader. In the north I agree with GB. I just don’t see Favre making it the whole year and Minnesota is 9-7 without him. Chicago will have a new coach next year. They should have picked up T.O. Oh yeah. Rookies of the year; Dez Bryant-NFC and Ryan Matthews-AFC.

  2. I will also be picking SF in the West, although I think they should stick with their spread offense (with Smith at QB) rather than returning to their “three runs and punt” offense from the beginning of 2009 and prior.

    Rookies of the Year (quick thoughts, not official)…NFC: Jahvid Best AFC: Eric Berry

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