What NFL Team Is the Best at Each Position?
This list will say which team ranks at the top for each group of players. This will not be ranking positions it will be ranking groups. Each pick is backed by stats and arguments proclaiming them the best.
Obviously, there is no way to say who the best in certain positions, I gave it a try anyways. The Rankings will be: Defensive and offensive line, linebacking core, secondary, wide receivers, running core, and last quarterback.
The Best Defensive Line
The Minnesota Vikings are the best defensive line in all the land. They not only have the best defensive tackles in the league, but a kung-fu-knowing defensive end in Jared Allen .
They may not be the deepest defensive line in the league but that can be over shadowed by the sheer power the starting line up has.
The Vikings were the No. 1 ranked run defense last year and ranked fourth in sacks. These stats alone show just how good this defensive line is.
Runner-up: New York Giants.
The Best Secondary in the NFL
This may come as a surprise to many people. But looking to 2009 the Jets appear to have the best secondary in the NFL.
They have Pro Bowl caliber players in Darrelle Revis, Kerry Rhodes, and newly acquired Lito Sheppard. They have also retained the majority of their secondary last year. Which although was not great has experience.
Their nickle back next year will be a player who started the majority of games last year which gives them plenty of depth to work with.
Then there is the fact that they have new coach Rex Ryan who is a defensive mastermind. He put together Baltimore's amazing pass defense even when the started were not playing.
Imagine what he can do with a secondary this talented, young and healthy.
Runner up: Tennessee Titans
Best Linebacking Corps
This is by far the easiest decision. The Steelers' linebacking corps is by far the best in the NFL. This unit was the most dynamic and feared in the NFL in 2008 and seeing that not one of the starters is leaving they can only get better.
This unit is so good that they have a fifth linebacker that could probably start for an NFL team yet he is a back up. They have the best pass-rushing tandem in the NFL in Lamarr Woodley (seen Above) and James Harrison.
Then they have insane consistency in Larry Foote and Farrior.
Runner-Up: Dallas Cowboys
Best Offensive Line
This is a line that no one thought would be able to produce in any way or form. Well that was way off. Not only did the Atlanta Falcons O-line improve it is arguably the best o line.
They gave up on 17 sacks all season and opened the door for the NFL's second best rush offense. What is scary about this unit is that they are still extremely young.
Four of the starters are under 28 and two of them have are not even over 25. Then there is the fact that they have a great rotation. When Sam Baker went down with an injury, they had a veteran who could fill the roll and succeed.
Also they are most likely going to add another solid lineman in the first few rounds of the draft which will only contribute to this unit.
Runner up: Denver Broncos
Best Wide-Receiving Corps
The Arizona Cardinals have a special group of wide-receivers. With three Pro Bowl wide-receivers. (one as a special teamer) They have the most depth and skill in the NFL.
Larry Fitzgerald proved he is one of the elite wide outs in the league. Then you throw in a freak of nature like Anquan Boldin and a dedicated speed freak in Steve Breaston and you have something special.
These three players combined can rip to shreds any secondary in the NFL.
Runner Up: Buffalo Bills
Best Running Unit
The Panthers late last season showed that they may have the best running game in the league. The numbers do not do this team justice. They figured out the way they should run only about half way through the year.
But when they figured it out, they were quite impressive.
A good old-fashioned thunder-and-lighting combo back field in Williams and Stewart allow them to attack any defense.
Runner Up: New York Giants
Best Quarterback Unit
In the closest battle yet the winner is Big Ben. He has shown again and again that all he does is win games. He can throw the ball as far as anyone in the league and can scramble and avoid sacks with the best of them.
One of the main reasons he wins this however is that fact that he is younger then both Peyton and Brady. Also with the fact that he won a Super Bowl with an offensive line that is not suit to protect even a college QB.
Runner-Up: Peyton Manning