2012 NFL All-Pro Team staff

Sometimes it's pretty easy to identify the best of the best. Calvin Johnson broke the NFL single-season receiving yard record. Adrian Peterson topped 2,000 yards. J.J. Watt topped 20 sacks and terrorized opposing quarterbacks. Von Miller? Nobody dances better.

Then sometimes it's not so easy. Blair Walsh beat Sebastian Janikowski by one vote. Yeah, they're just kickers.

But A.J. Green narrowly lost out to Brandon Marshall, who enjoyed playing alongside Jay Cutler again.

And at quarterback, Tom Brady received more than 50 percent of the vote over the bionic Peyton Manning.

There were no runaway teams, but the San Francisco 49ers placed three players on the team.

Give it a look, tell us in the comments where we went wrong, and check back next week for our 2012 NFL Awards. -- Eric Kay, assistant managing editor 2012 NFL All-Pro Team
Pos. Player Ht. Wt. Team
QB Tom Brady 6-4 225 New England Patriots
RB Adrian Peterson 6-1 217 Minnesota Vikings
FB Vonta Leach 6-0 260 Baltimore Ravens
WR Calvin Johnson 6-5 236 Detroit Lions
WR Brandon Marshall 6-4 230 Chicago Bears
TE Tony Gonzalez 6-5 247 Atlanta Falcons
OT Duane Brown 6-4 320 Houston Texans
OT Ryan Clady 6-6 315 Denver Broncos
G Evan Mathis 6-5 302 Philadelphia Eagles
G Marshal Yanda 6-3 315 Baltimore Ravens
C Mike Pouncey 6-5 303 Miami Dolphins
Pos. Player Ht. Wt. Team
DE J.J. Watt 6-5 295 Houston Texans
DE Cameron Wake 6-3 258 Miami Dolphins
DT Geno Atkins 6-1 300 Cincinnati Bengals
DT Vince Wilfork 6-2 325 New England Patriots
OLB Von Miller 6-3 237 Denver Broncos
OLB Aldon Smith 6-4 258 San Francisco 49ers
ILB Patrick Willis 6-1 240 San Francisco 49ers
CB Charles Tillman 6-2 198 Chicago Bears
CB Richard Sherman 6-3 195 Seattle Seahawks
S Eric Weddle 5-11 200 San Diego Chargers
S Jairus Byrd 5-10 203 Buffalo Bills
Pos. Player Ht. Wt. Team
K Blair Walsh 5-10 192 Minnesota Vikings
P Andy Lee 6-2 180 San Francisco 49ers
KR Jacoby Jones 6-2 220 Baltimore Ravens
PR Leodis McKelvin 5-10 185 Buffalo Bills
ST Colt Anderson 5-10 194 Philadelphia Eagles

Second Team

Offense -- QB: Peyton Manning, Denver; RB: Marshawn Lynch, Seattle; FB: Marcel Reece, Oakland; WR: A.J. Green, Cincinnati; WR: Andre Johnson, Houston; TE: Jason Witten, Dallas; OT: Joe Staley, San Francisco; OT: Joe Thomas, Cleveland; G: Mike Iupati, San Francisco; G: Alex Boone, San Francisco; C: Max Unger, Seattle.

Defense -- DE: Muhammad Wilkerson, N.Y. Jets; DE: John Abraham, Atlanta; DT: Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay; DT: Henry Melton, Chicago; OLB: DeMarcus Ware, Dallas; OLB: Justin Houston, Kansas City; ILB: NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco; CB: Antonio Cromartie, N.Y. Jets; CB: Casey Hayward, Green Bay; S: Earl Thomas, Seattle; S: Kerry Rhodes, Arizona.

Special Teams -- K: Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland; P: Thomas Morstead, New Orleans; KR: Leon Washington, Seattle; PR: Josh Cribbs, Cleveland; ST: Johnson Bademosi, Cleveland.


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