Pete Prisco's midseason NFL All-Pro team

We're halfway home this NFL season. Here are the top performers, my halfway All-Pro team:


QB -- Aaron Rodgers , Green Bay Packers : He has 25 touchdown passes after a slow start. He's the NFL's best.

WR -- A.J. Green , Cincinnati Bengals : He has eight touchdown catches and is proving that his rookie season was no fluke.

WR -- Brandon Marshall , Bears: He is tied for third, behind Green and James Jones, with seven touchdown catches and is proving to be a steal for the Bears.

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RB -- Adrian Peterson , Minnesota Vikings : Has he bounced back from the blown-up knee or what? What an impressive season he is having after a slow start.

FB -- Marcel Reece, Oakland Raiders : I hate conventional fullbacks who are really just extra guards. So my pick is Reese, who catches passes and can also block some.

TE -- Rob Gronkowski , New England Patriots : He's not putting up crazy numbers like last season, but he's still the best.

LT -- Ryan Clady , Broncos: He is doing a great job protecting Peyton Manning 's blind side. Gets an edge over Houston Texans 's Duane Brown .

LG -- Mike Iupati , 49ers: He is a road grader in the run game and has improved in pass protection.

C -- Mike Pouncey , Miami Dolphins : He is a mauler in the middle of the line. Edges out San Francisco 49ers 's Jonathan Goodwin .

RG -- Marshal Yanda, Baltimore Ravens : He has bounced back from a so-so season for him in 2011 to play a high level.

RT -- Anthony Davis , 49ers: He doesn't get the acclaim of some of his teammates on the line, but he's been dominant at times.

K -- Blair Walsh , Vikings: This rookie has missed one field goal and he's second in touchbacks in the league.


E -- Cameron Wake , Dolphins: With the way the Dolphins choke off the run, it allows Wake to be a force coming off the edge.

T -- Geno Atkins , Bengals: He has seven sacks and has played the run well. He gets the edge over Chicago Bears 's Henry Melton and Gerald McCoy .

T -- Randy Starks , Dolphins: He is a force inside, a big reason why the Dolphins are first in run defense.

E -- J.J. Watt , Texans: He's a 3-4 end, who has been a force against the run and getting pressure.

OLB -- Von Miller , Broncos: His speed off the edge is key to the Denver Broncos defense. He's also improved as run player.

OLB -- Lance Briggs , Bears: He looks years younger the way he is playing.

ILB -- NaVorro Bowman , 49ers: In the tape I've watched, he's been a little better than Patrick Willis .

ILB -- Daryl Washington , Arizona Cardinals : He has eight sacks and he makes a ton of tackles.

CB -- Champ Bailey , Broncos: All he does is line up on the best receiver each week. His is special. Edges out Charles Tillman .

CB -- Richard Sherman , Seattle Seahawks : He backs up his brash talk with a great ability to cover people.

FS -- Eric Weddle , Los Angeles Chargers : He has range and he tackles. He's the best in the game right now. Gets the edge over Earl Thomas .

SS  -- Reshad Jones , Dolphins: Every time I watch the kid on tape, he's making plays. He's getting better and better.

P -- Thomas Morstead , New Orleans Saints : He is the leader in net average and gross average. He is averaging 51.3 yards per punt. Wow.

KR -- Percy Harvin , Vikings: I could have put him on as a receiver, but he gets the nod as a returner.

Special teams -- Johnson Bademosi , Cleveland Browns : He always seems to find a way to be near the football. Darrell Stuckey of the Chargers is another.

CBS Sports Senior Writer

Pete Prisco has covered the NFL for three decades, including working as a beat reporter in Jacksonville for the Jaguars. When he's not watching game tape, you can find Pete on Twitter or dreaming of an... Full Bio

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