AFC North players on PFF Pro Bowl

December, 20, 2012
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Our friends at Pro Football Focus put together their Pro Bowl team, and 11 players from the AFC North made it. Here's a look at those from the division (* -- starter):

Quarterback: Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers

Running back: Ray Rice, Ravens

Wide receiver: A.J. Green, Bengals*

Fullback: Vonta Leach, Ravens*

Right tackle: Andre Smith, Bengals*

Left tackle: Joe Thomas, Browns

Guards: Marshal Yanda, Ravens* and Kevin Zeitler, Bengals*

Defensive tackle: Geno Atkins, Bengals*

Kicker: Justin Tucker, Ravens

Special teams: Corey Graham, Ravens

As for the biggest snub, Steelers tight end Heath Miller was beaten out by the Colts' Dwayne Allen, who won out because of superior blocking (according to PFF). I was surprised to see Thomas selected as a reserve behind the Texans' Duane Brown. But the AFC North was so impressive at guard that two from the right side (Yanda and Zeitler) were named starters. And here's the explanation from PFF for why Tucker beat out the likes of Phil Dawson and Shaun Suisham: "Tucker has been exceptional as a rookie for Baltimore missing just one kick all year."

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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