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Peter King's: 2008 All-Pro Team
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January 12, 2009
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January 12, 2009

Peter King's: 2008 All-pro Team

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OFFENSE
WR Andre Johnson , Texans Physically imposing, and not a diva
WR Wes Welker , Patriots 112 catches last year, 111 this year
LT Michael Roos , Titans Kept immobile QB's blindside clear
LG Steve Hutchinson , Vikings Seattle still aches from his defection
C Shaun O'Hara , Giants NFL champs' best investment in '08
RG Harvey Dahl, Falcons From NFL Europe to a team leader
RT Ryan Harris , Broncos 2.5 sacks allowed in 684 dropbacks
TE Dallas Clark , Colts Manning's security blanket
QB Drew Brees , Saints 5,069 passing yards kept Saints alive
RB Adrian Peterson , Vikings Best speed-power back since Payton
FB Madison Hedgecock , Giants Seems to carry an anvil in his pads
DEFENSE
DE John Abraham , Falcons Most feared speed-rusher in NFL
DT Albert Haynesworth , Titans Destined to be first $10 mil-a-year DT
DT Fred Robbins , Giants Run-stuffer with great quickness
DE/LB Terrell Suggs , Ravens Premier cover man and pass rusher
OLB DeMarcus Ware , Cowboys His 20 sacks in '08 were no fluke
MLB Stewart Bradley , Eagles Brain center of NFL's No. 3 defense
ILB Ray Lewis , Ravens And we thought he was in decline
OLB James Harrison , Steelers Most disruptive front-seven player
CB Nnamdi Asomugha , Raiders Became league's best CB this year
CB Cortland Finnegan , Titans A chippy player, like Hines Ward
FS Ed Reed , Ravens Eight picks in season's last six weeks
SS Troy Polamalu , Steelers Defensive QB attacks like a missile
SPECIAL TEAMS
K Stephen Gostkowski , Pats League-best 36 FGs (out of 40)
P Shane Lechler , Raiders Two punts per game inside the 20
KR Josh Cribbs , Browns More dangerous than Devin Hester
PR Johnnie Lee Higgins, Raiders TD returns of 93, 89 and 80 yards
PL Montell Owens, Jaguars Explosive hitter, shifty runner
AWARDS
MVP Peyton Manning , Colts Heroic after two knee surgeries
Off. Player Adrian Peterson , Vikings Toughest to tackle
Def. Player DeMarcus Ware , Cowboys Dominated games
Off. Rookie Matt Ryan , Falcons Adapted quickly to pro game
Def. Rookie Jerod Mayo , Patriots Team's leading tackler by far
Comeback Joey Porter , Dolphins 17.5 sacks (after 5.5 in '07)
Coach Mike Smith , Falcons Revived a downtrodden team
Coordinator Dick LeBeau , Steelers At 71, had his finest year
G.M. Thomas Dimitroff , Falcons Built a playoff team in no time

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