Coming soon: Walker's Fab 40

After one full season covering the AFC East, it's time to rank the top 40 players in the division. On Monday we will debut "Walker's Fab 40," which is the usually one of my favorite projects of the year.

I've done this for a couple of seasons in the AFC North and it's always a hot debate. The criteria is simple: This is how I rank the best 40 players in the division right now, entering the 2012 season.

For example, there may be a young upstart on the rise such as C.J. Spiller, who I would rank ahead of a future Hall of Famer like LaDainian Tomlinson. Sure, Tomlinson has the career accolades. But right now, entering the 2012 season, I would take Spiller over Tomlinson.

So stay tuned this week. I'm sure we will have plenty to agree and disagree about.

We will have our first installment on Monday.