Peter King's All-Pro Team

This year's midseason squad includes a third receiver because today's game is wide open. And the D is 3--4, with an invasive three-technique tackle rather than a beefier nose. That's where we're headed
November 05, 2012

OFFENSE

RT

ANTHONY DAVIS

49ERS

Entire Niners line playing well, but Davis is one of the NFL's most improved tackles.

WR

WES WELKER

PATRIOTS

Forgotten man came off bench in Weeks 2--4; now tied for NFL lead with 60 catches, mostly in traffic.

WR

PERCY HARVIN

VIKINGS

Football's most dangerous receiving/returning weapon is on pace for 120 catches.

RG

MARSHAL YANDA

RAVENS

The pugnacious enforcer is the top run-blocker, responsible for springing Ray Rice.

QB

MATT RYAN

FALCONS

Narrowly edges Eli. Both raise their games with outcome on line. The difference: Ryan is 7--0.

RB

FRANK GORE

49ERS

Such a bruising back—the perfect Harbaugh runner—and he averaged 5.8 yards per carry entering Monday.

C

MAX UNGER

SEAHAWKS

One scout: "He's the key to keeping Russell Wilson healthy behind a bad line."

TE

TONY GONZALEZ

FALCONS

Even at 36, he's on pace for 105 catches, which would be the most in his storied career.

K

GREG ZUERLEIN

RAMS

The best long kicker since Sebastian Janikowski, he is 12 of 14 on FGs over 40 yards.

LT

DUANE BROWN

TEXANS

Hasn't allowed a sack since Week 15 of 2010—that's 27 straight clean games, including playoffs.

WR

REGGIE WAYNE

COLTS

Game of his life (13 catches, 212 yards, winning TD) helped beat Green Bay in Week 5.

LG

RYAN LILJA

CHIEFS

An injury elsewhere forced him to move to center in Week 4, but he's been a stalwart in both spots.

DEFENSE

DE

J.J. WATT

TEXANS

Single biggest defensive force in football. Last nine games: 13 sacks and 11 pass deflections.

CB

ANTOINE WINFIELD

VIKINGS

Amazing run-support CB ("It's the only way I know to play," he says) with top cover ability.

OLB

VON MILLER

BRONCOS

Supplements a fierce pass-rush game with instinctive all-around play.

SS

MAJOR WRIGHT

BEARS

Becoming one of NFL's most versatile at position: stuffs run and intimidates in pass coverage.

ILB

DARYL WASHINGTON

CARDINALS

It's a measure of what a tackling machine he is that I rate him over Niners' NaVorro Bowman.

DT

GENO ATKINS

BENGALS

Starting to get noticed. He's been 2012's most disruptive interior rusher aside from Watt.

FS

ERIC WEDDLE

CHARGERS

Long after Reed and Polamalu retire, Weddle will wear the mantle of "most instinctive safety."

ILB

DEMECO RYANS

EAGLES

Rededicated himself after trade from Houston; he's the MLB the Eagles have needed for years.

CB

CHARLES TILLMAN

BEARS

Returned INTs for TDs in Weeks 4 and 5, then erased Calvin Johnson in Week 7 Monday-night win.

OLB

JUSTIN HOUSTON

CHIEFS

Sacked Drew Brees three times (close on two others) in Chiefs' only win so far.

DE

CAMERON WAKE

DOLPHINS

Smooth transition from OLB to DE. Wreaked havoc on Cardinals with 4½ sacks in Week 4.

P

ANDY LEE

49ERS

Master of dropping kicks inside the 10, he edges Saints' Thomas Morstead and his gaudy net average.

MVP

MATT RYAN QB

FALCONS

Made a quantum leap under new coordinator Dirk Koetter. Playing great in clutch.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER

PERCY HARVIN WR-KR

VIKINGS

Averaging 13.7 yards every time he touches the ball—rushing, receiving, returning.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER

J.J. WATT DE

TEXANS

Astounding impact for a 23-year-old 3--4 end. This wouldn't be a close vote today.

OFFENSIVE ROOKIE

ROBERT GRIFFIN III QB

REDSKINS

I knew he'd be tough enough to start as a rookie, but also to lead NFL in accuracy?

DEFENSIVE ROOKIE

BOBBY WAGNER MLB

SEAHAWKS

Rangy second-round pick is No. 2 on Seattle with 62 tackles. Plugged a huge hole.

COACH

MIKE SMITH

FALCONS

Had the brains and guts to hire two new coordinators, even on a playoff team. it's working out.

PHOTOROBERT BECK (PERCY HARVIN) PHOTOAL TIELEMANS (WES WELKER) PHOTOJEFF HANISCH/US PRESSWIRE (ANTHONY DAVIS) PHOTOPETER G. AIKEN/GETTY IMAGES (MARSHAL YANDA) PHOTOPETER READ MILLER (FRANK GORE) PHOTOROBERT BECK (MATT RYAN) PHOTODAMON TARVER/CAL SPORT MEDIA (MAX UNGER) PHOTOKELLEN MICAH\ICON SMI (RYAN LILJA) PHOTODAMIAN STROHMEYER (TONY GONZALEZ) PHOTOTROY TAORMINA/US PRESSWIRE (DUANE BROWN) PHOTODAMIAN STROHMEYER (REGGIE WAYNE) PHOTOBRACE HEMMELGARN/US PRESSWIRE (ANTOINE WINFIELD) PHOTOPETER G. AIKEN/GETTY IMAGES (VON MILLER) PHOTOTIM HEITMAN/US PRESSWIRE (MAJOR WRIGHT) PHOTODAVID E. KLUTHO (J.J. WATT) PHOTOMANNY FLORES/CAL SPORT MEDIA (DARYL WASHINGTON) PHOTOTHOMAS B. SHEA/GETTY IMAGES (GENO ATKINS) PHOTODREW HALLOWELL/PHILADELPHIA EAGLES/GETTY IMAGES (DEMECO RYANS) PHOTOTOM DIPACE (CAMERON WAKE) PHOTORIC TAPIA/ICON SMI (ERIC WEDDLE) PHOTOKYLE RIVAS/CAL SPORTS MEDIA (JUSTIN HOUSTON) PHOTOTOM DIPACE (CHARLES TILLMAN)
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