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Friday, June 26, 2009
AFC West shows strong on top-25 list


Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

ESPN.com's all-decade top-25 player list is top heavy with players from the AFC West.

Only three players on the list spent a major portion of their careers in the division, but they're all in the top 10. It was the only division to boast three of the top-10 players. They are running back LaDainian Tomlinson at No. 3 (San Diego), cornerback Champ Bailey at No. 6 (Denver) and tight end Tony Gonzalez at No. 10 (Kansas City).

Tomlinson was the highest ranked nonquarterback on the list. Bailey was the highest ranked cornerback and the second-highest ranked defensive player on the list and Gonzalez was the only tight end on the list.

San Diego tight end Antonio Gates, Kansas City guard Will Shields, Denver linebacker Al Wilson and Denver safety John Lynch were all near misses on the top 25 list.

What are your thoughts on the AFC West's influence on the list?