Forget the Pro Bowl—the All-Pro team is the real honor in the NFL.
At Bleacher Report, we polled our NFL lead writers to nominate a preseason first-team All-Pro squad in an attempt to project which players would reach the peak of the football profession in 2013.
At the midway point in the season, the lead writers were polled again.
As with the Associated Press list, we've named two defensive tackles, two defensive ends, two outside linebackers and an inside linebacker—however, we aren't necessarily fielding a 3-4 or 4-3 team. All defensive players are receiving votes based on the official position they play.
Before we get to Bleacher Report's projected roster of the NFL's best players of 2013, here are our esteemed voters: