Ends: Michael Strahan, Giants, and John Abraham, Jets. Strahan, the king of the sackers, is serious against the run, too. Abraham is not yet at Strahan's level, but he's a rising talent and a gifted rusher.
Nosetackle: Gary Walker, Jaguars. He's at his best when situations get perilous.
Outside linebackers: Jamir Miller, Browns, and LaVar Arrington, Redskins. Miller has been a relentless rusher. Arrington was feeling his way in the early going, but he developed into a dynamic pursuer and ball hawk.
Inside linebackers: Ray Lewis, Ravens, and Brian Urlacher, Bears. We're pretending we're the Steelers and lining up in a 3-4 so we won't have to leave out either of these super talents.
Cornerbacks: R.W. McQuarters, Bears, and Troy Vincent, Eagles. McQuarters is a ferocious lock-on corner. Vincent has thriven behind the blitz packages, playing in a steady diet of man coverages.
Strong safety: Darren Sharper, Packers. The program lists him as a free safety, but he really plays the strong side. Can cover the slot man and the blitz.
Free safety: Brian Dawkins, Eagles. Here's the king of the blitzing DBs. Philly's big-play guy, a game-turner.
Kicker: David Akers, Eagles. A rare special teams repeater. He missed only five field goals all year and was 2 for 3 from 50 yards.