Who are the best players in the AFC East? Tyler Dunne from Buffalo Football Report, Alain Poupart from Dolphin Digest, Jon Scott from Patriots Insider, and Dan Leberfeld from Jets Confidential selected their All-Division team. Here is what the starting lineup would be on Offense...
The All AFC East Offense: Key: * = Unanamous selection.
Quarterback Tom Brady (Patriots) * - Not even close. Brady is in a different stratosphere than any other quarterback in the division. Conventionality says he won't duplicate last season's freakish numbers, but against the easiest schedule in NFL history, who knows? Tyler Dunne, BuffaloFootballReport.com
Running Back Marshawn Lynch (Bills) * -- Proved very quickly he was as good as advertised, even though he was overshadowed by fellow rookie RB Adrian Peterson. Should be the focus of the Buffalo offense for years to come. Alain Poupart, DolphinDigest.com
Fullback Tony Richardson (Jets) * -- Richardson made his living laying waste to opposing linebackers and helped Minnesota improve their ground game from 3.9 yards per carry in 2005 to 4.1 in 2006, and 5.3 in 2007. If there's anyone who can help the Jets ground game, Richardson is the guy. Jon Scott, PatriotsInsider.com
Wide Receiver Randy Moss (Patriots) * -- He returned to his dominant Minnesota form with 23 touchdowns last season. He and Brady developed great chemistry quickly, though teams did a good job against him in the playoffs. Dan Leberfeld, JetsConfidential.com
Wide Receiver Laveranues Coles (Jets) -- Reunited with New York, Coles has been one constant on an inept offense the past three years. A concussion and ankle injury sidelined Coles for four games in '07 but when healthy, he's a 1,000-yard receiver - regardless of who's at quarterback.. -- TD
Tight End Ben Watson(Patriots) * -- One of the Patriots' many weapons on offense, one gets the feeling he could put up much better numbers in an offense where there weren't so many targets in the passing game. -- AP
Tackle Jason Peters (Bills) * -- Since joining the Bills in 2004, Peters has quietly become one of the best tackles in the NFL, landing a Pro Bowl nod in 2007. With Trent Edwards set to lead the Bills into playoff contention, he'll be well protected with Peters in the lineup -- JS
Guard Alan Faneca (Jets) * -- Ten seasons, seven Pro Bowls. At 31 years old, Faneca remains one of the best guards in the game. He reluctantly, yet admirably played hard for the Steelers last season after not getting the extension he coveted. Now all of a sudden, the Jets field a powerful O-Line.. -- TD
Center Dan Koppen (Patriots) * -- Overachiever who has turned into one of the game's best centers. -- DL
Guard Logan Mankins (Patriots) -- Anyone who wondered who this guy was when the Pats made him a first-round pick a couple of years now has the answer. He's a big part of one of the top O-lines in the league. -- AP
Tackle Matt Light (Patriots) -- Putting the Super Bowl aside, he had an excellent season last year. Consistently does a solid job against elite pass rushers. -- DL