It's time for the preseason All-Kirwan Team, my list of the best NFL players at each position. And what's a preseason list without some heated debate?
Check out the list, debate it, and let me know what you think.
QB -- Tom Brady, New England Patriots: No one does more with less. Last year he lost his top five receivers and still won the division. This year he should be even better as the young receivers come back with experience.
RB -- Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings: I thought about LeSean McCoy for this spot but old reliable AP is still king of the hill for me.
OT -- Duane Brown, Houston Texans: He plays on the left side just like Joe Thomas but I would rather have him on the right side than any right tackle. Keep an eye on D.J. Fluker, who will get strong consideration for this spot by the end of the season.
OG -- Jahri Evans, New Orleans Saints: The most dominating guard in the NFL and the reason Drew Brees can sit in the pocket and find Jimmy Graham.
OG -- Kyle Long, Chicago Bears: This spot belonged to Logan Mankins but as a personnel director said to me, "Long might be the best guard in the league already." Watch the film. He is on his way to a great career.
K -- Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots: Gostkowski led all NFL kickers with 158 points and he kicks outside.
Returner -- Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings: He had the best kick return average last year (32.4 yards and the most KR touchdowns (2).
DE -- Robert Quinn, St. Louis Rams: Quinn is only beginning a career of pass-rush dominance. Last year's 19 sacks, 34 tackles for a loss and seven forced fumbles could be replicated this season for the 24-year-old defensive end.
DT -- Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions: Suh is so physically imposing it is hard not to put him on this team even if his sack numbers were down in 2013 (5 1/2). His contract is out of whack but he is still a dominating player on the inside.
DE -- J.J. Watt, Houston Texans: Watt plays on the left side and can play the run as effectively as the pass. I expect him back in 13-15 sack range this year.
LB -- Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers: The best inside linebacker in the NFL with a great feel for the passing game as well as the run.
LB -- Lavonte David, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: David is a true hybrid linebacker who can be a run and hit tackling machine or a cover slot player with safety skills.
LB -- Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers: Some believe Willis' teammate NaVorro Bowman belongs in this spot but he's coming off a serious injury and Willis collects 100+ tackles every year like it's nothing.
CB -- Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks: Sherman is a big play waiting to happen on every snap. Some believe the big new contract will go to his head but I don't think so, as he has his eyes on getting to Canton some day.
S -- Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks: Thomas can cover the field from sideline to sideline and reacts so quickly to the play in front of him that he's a blur on the TV screen at times. The true defensive leader of the world champion Seahawks.
S -- Jairus Byrd, New Orleans Saints: Byrd is a free safety with ball-hawking skills who should get even more opportunities now that he is in New Orleans instead of Buffalo. The Saints offense will score points and that puts opponents in catch-up mode.