While the NFC West continues to receive a more than healthy dose of criticism - often being referenced as the weakest division in the NFL - there remain several players within the division who just might deserve mention among the NFL elite by the end of the 2010 season.
Preseason All-Division First-Team predictions are merely educated (or in some instances, uneducated) guesses as to which players will be able to display consistent, game-changing impact across a 16-game (or more) season, all while avoiding or managing injury in a league and sport where each player virtually volunteers himself for an hour of crash-test dummyism every week.
Chances of getting it one hundred percent right? Probably not too strong.
However, for the sake of having a little fun and even perhaps ticking a few folks off (a.k.a. having a LOT of fun), the following is a somewhat educated prediction at how the NFC West All-Division First-Team Defense might look at the end of the season.