I'm excluding the offensive linemen here, sorry guys.
Tebow doesn't have the most attractive statistics, but no one can argue with the one stat that really matters—seven wins and three losses.
Running Back: Arian Foster, Houston Texans; Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars; Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens
MJD hasn't been getting the credit he deserves. If Fred Jackson or Darren McFadden had stayed healthy, I might have given one of them the nod over Rice.
Fullback: Vonta Leach, Baltimore Ravens
Leach paves the way wherever he goes. He deserves another trip to Hawaii.
Wide Receiver: Wes Welker, New England Patriots; Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers; Vincent Jackson, San Diego Chargers; A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
Welker is really the only pick I'm comfortable with here. Wallace and Jackson are two of a handful of AFC wide receivers with over 1,000 receiving yards and eight or more touchdowns. Green, a rookie, has tallied over 1,000 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.
Tight End: Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots; Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots
These were the easiest choices so far.
Defensive End: Andre Carter, New England Patriots; Elvis Dumervil, Denver Broncos; Robert Mathis, Indianapolis Colts
What?! A Patriots defensive player in the Pro Bowl?! He won't be my only defensive Patriot either...
Defensive Tackle: Haloti Ngata, Baltimore Ravens; Geno Atkins, Cincinnati Bengals; Ahtyba Rubin, Cleveland Browns
Ngata anchors a defensive line that has allowed the fewest rushing yards in the AFC. Atkins and Rubin lead the conference in sacks and tackles, respectively.
Inside Linebacker: Brian Cushing, Houston Texans; D'Qwell Jackson, Cleveland Browns
Cushing is the leader of a much improved Houston defense and Jackson is a tackling machine, leading the AFC in the category. Pat Angerer is a very close third.
Outside Linebacker: Terrell Suggs, Baltimore Ravens; Von Miller, Denver Broncos; Tamba Hali, Kansas City Chiefs
These picks were fairly easy in my opinion, although Miller's teammate, D.J. Williams, is also deserving.
Cornerback: Darrelle Revis, New York Jets; Jonathan Joseph, Houston Texans; Kyle Arrington, New England Patriots
Joseph is arguably the best defensive back in a Houston secondary that is second in the NFL against the pass.
Strong Safety: Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh Steelers
Free Safety: Eric Weddle, San Diego Chargers; Antoine Bethea, Indianapolis Colts
I understand the Colts defense is on the field a lot, but Bethea is fourth in all of football with 129 tackles on the season. He's a safety for crying out loud!
Here are my 2011 NFL Awards.