Tom Marino' 2008 Third Team All Pro Team

Now don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Carolina wide receiver Steven Smith, but I've got to tell you, teams with athletic big men on the outside like Marshall and White have a decided match-up advantage.

WR – Brandon Marshall, Denver Broncos

strong on his feet, physical after catch

WR – Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons

much improved catch consistency. Deep threat

TE – Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City Chiefs

still an outstanding receiver - Excellent red zone efficiency

OT – Jason Peters, Buffalo Bills

Very physical -plays on his feet - could be as good as he wants to be

OT – Walter Jones, Seattle Seahawks

still near the top of his game - good pass sets – hand use

OG – Logan Mankins, New England Patriots

like pass pro, inconsistent to finish

OG – Leonard Davis, Dallas Cowboys

a big strong athlete - Not consistent to finish

OC – Nick Mangold, New York Jets

shows savvy. Strong, physical player

QB – Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

good sense – gets ball out quick – accurate

RB – DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers

physical runner with balance, power and toughness

RB – Thomas Jones, New York Jets

work house with balance and instincts

Underrated defensive tackles Fred Robbins and Pat Williams are two of the best run stopping inside players in the game today. When supported by dangerous proven pass rushers like Jared Allen and Dwight Freeney, they form a very formidable front. Young linebacker crew and underrated secondary leads the All Pro third team defensive unit.

DE – Jared Allen, Minnesota Vikings

relentless pass rusher – physical and tough

DE – Dwight Freeney, Indianapolis Colts

has slipped some as a pass rusher, but now more complete

DT – Fred Robbins, New York Giants

veteran run stopper who make people around him better

DT – Pat Williams, Minnesota Vikings

see Fred Robbins above

OB – Jon Beason, Carolina Panthers

makes a lot of plays – excellent range and nose for the ball

OB – D'Qwill Jackson, Cleveland Browns

very physical inside player - good nose for the football

MB – Channing Crowder, Miami Dolphins

doesn't always play under control – can take on and shed inside

DC – Rashean Mathis, Jacksonville Jaguars

injured late in season – shows ball skills and instincts – lots of range

DC – Charles Woodson, Green Bay Packers

veteran player with cover and ball skills – liked his instincts

DS – Kevin Payne, Chicago Bears

will collision in the inside – down hill physical player

DS – Nick Collins, Green Bay Packers

has played both corner and safety – good hands, range, field fast


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