NFL's Most Talented Player at Every Position

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NFL's Most Talented Player at Every Position
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Talent is a lot like pornography. Even if you can't clearly define it, you at least know it when you see it.

Last week, talent was a trending topic in NFL circles. Not because the opening days of training camps gave coaches a first look at their rookies, or because more of the league's top free agents found homes.

It was the retirement of Randy Moss and Hall of Fame induction of Deion Sanders.

If there is one word both Moss and Sanders' biggest fans and haters agree defined their careers, it was "talent." Say what you want about their attitudes, arrogance or ability to live up to their respective potential, but Moss and Deion were undeniably two of the most talented athletes ever to grace an NFL field.

Moss and Sanders also reminded us of what talent is not. Size is not a talent. Youth is not a talent. Staying healthy isn't a talent. Being a leader isn't a talent—at least not a physical talent.

Work ethic isn't a talent. And those facts are why the most talented athlete isn't always the best or most accomplished at his sport.

Who is the most talented player in the NFL today? With the game becoming so specialized and talents so unique on a wide-ranging scale, it's tough to pick just one. But here are my picks for the most talented players at each position:

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