This is a look at who I feel are the best at each position in the NFC North.
Quarterback: AARON RODGERS
I went back and forth between Rodgers and Cutler. I give the edge to Rodgers because of his familiarity with the Division and the fact that he isn't the one going to a new team.
Running Back: ADRIAN PETERSON
There was really no doubt as Peterson is probably the best running back in the league.
Wide Receiver: CALVIN JOHNSON
Calvin's talent is unreal and if he can get consistency from a quarterback he could be the best receiver in the game.
Tight End: GREG OLSEN
Olsen is the most skilled tight end in the North and could take the next step forward now that Cutler is on the team.
Offensive Tackle: BRYANT McKINNIE
If this was a best career list, then it would go to Orlando Pace, but McKinnie is the best current tackle in the North. He has started in 99 straight games and the Vikings know they can rely on him.
Offensive Guard: STEVE HUTCHINSON
Hutchinson could make a case for best guard in the league. He forms a formidable left side with McKinnie for the Vikings.
Center: Olin Kreutz
Getting up there in age, but is overlooked to often and has been a force for Chicago.
Defensive End: JARED ALLEN
This would have gone to Aaron Kampman had he not moved to linebacker, none the less Allen is a great player who is now settled in with Minnesota and should have an even better year this season.
Defensive Tackle: TOMMIE HARRIS
With apologies to the Williams' of Minnesota, if I had to choose one defensive tackle from the North it would be Harris. He is as consistent as they come and is vastly underrated.
Outside Linebacker: JULIAN PETERSON
This was another tough decision as each team has at least one very good outside linebacker. A.J. Hawk would have gotten the spot but he has been moved to the inside. Peterson is one of the best in the game and often is overlooked.
Middle Linebacker: BRIAN URLACHER
When Urlacher is healthy he still strikes fear into the heart of offenses. He is one of the most versatile players in the league and is soul of the Chicago Bears.
Cornerback: CHARLES WOODSON
When Woodson was with the Raiders no one threw to his side because of how good he was, now quarterbacks are forced to throw his way more often since Al Harris is on the other side, Woodson responds with bunches of interceptions.
Safety: NICK COLLINS
Collins is a ballhawk for the Packers, recording seven interceptions last year. He gets overshadowed by big name corners but is every bit as valuable. Teammate Atari Bigby could make a chase at the best safety title if he can bounce back from injury.
Kicker: JASON HANSON
All four kickers can make a case but I give the nod to Hanson simply because he is always reliable, he went 8-for-8 last year in 50+ yard field goals.
Punter: BRAD MAYNARD
Maynard seems to always get it done for the Bears.