Usual NFC East suspects on All-Pro Team

January, 6, 2012
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The Associated Press has released its annual All-Pro Team, and the NFC East has four players on the first-team roster and three on the second team. It breaks down about the way you'd expect.

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy is one of two first-team running backs, along with Jacksonville's Maurice Jones-Drew. McCoy's teammate, left tackle Jason Peters, is one of the two first-team tackles, along with Cleveland's Joe Thomas.

The New York Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul claims one of the two first-team defensive end spots, along with league sacks leader Jared Allen of Minnesota. And Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware is one of the two first-team outside linebackers, along with Baltimore's Terrell Suggs.

You'll want to know where the Giants' Victor Cruz and the Washington Redskins' London Fletcher are, and the answer is: on the second-team roster, along with the Eagles' Jason Babin.

Cruz and Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald are the second-team wide receivers. The first-team wide receivers are Detroit's Calvin Johnson and New England's Wes Welker. Hard to take one of them off for Cruz, no matter how electric he was.

Fletcher and Brian Cushing of the Texans are the second-team inside linebackers. The first team has three for some reason -- Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman of the 49ers and Derrick Johnson of the Chiefs. I know Fletcher is usually criminally underrated, but I'd be lying if I said I knew whether he'd played better than those other three guys this year. Just haven't see enough of them.

And Babin is one of two second-team defensive ends, along with Justin Smith of the 49ers. I agree with ranking him behind Allen and Pierre-Paul.

Dan Graziano

ESPN New York Giants reporter

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