Predicting the NFL's Best Player at Every Position in 2012

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Predicting the NFL's Best Player at Every Position in 2012
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Who will be the best player at every position in the NFL in 2012-2013? That is the topic we are addressing today. The NFL Network does their top 100 players presentation shows during the offseason, but those are subject to debate, and at times appear to be slanted towards winning teams and can resemble the latest trends of which players are the most popular around the league.

In trying to project who will be the best player at their position, we have to examine a wide range of factors. There might be a player who has been a perennial All-Pro that is now being asked to learn a new offensive scheme this year, or is playing for a new head coach.

There might be a change coming at quarterback that could impact how that player runs with the ball, or how somebody is asked to change the way they block. There could be a change at one of the key coordinator positions that will impact the All-Pros as well.

Other factors such as age, coming off of injury, or an up-and-coming stud player who is due to receive more All-Pro consideration than they have previously have to also be considered. Also, keep is mind that it is only late-May, so this projected list could change between now and September based on events that occur during training camp.

When the AP comes out with their annual All-Pro teams, they list the first team choices along with the second team members. We will follow that format, selecting the best player at each position, along with a backup choice for the 2012-2013 season.

On to the presentation.

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