With the new CBA looking to be finalized by the end of the week, and the wildest and most crazy two weeks in NFL history closely approaching, I figured we could take a look at some of the top players at each position. These will be contested and debated no doubt, but this should wet the football palette until Free Agency and Training Camp begins, hopefully Monday.

The Men in the Trenches

Center

1) Nick Mangold – NY Jets
2) Olin Kreutz – Chicago Bears
3) Matt Birk – Baltimore Ravens
4) Jeff Saturday – Indianapolis Colts
5) Alex Mack – Cleveland Browns

Offensive Guard

1) Logan Mankins – New England Patriots
2) Jahri Evans – New Orleans Saints
3) Josh Stitton – Green Bay Packers
4) Chris Snee – New York Giants
5) Brian Waters – Kansas City Chiefs

Offensive Tackle

1) Joe Thomas – Cleveland Browns
2) Jake Long – Miami Dolphins
3) Jordan Gross – Carolina Panthers
4) Ryan Clady – Denver Broncos
5) Michael Roos – Tennessee Titans

Defensive Tackle

1) Haloti Ngata – Baltimore Ravens
2) Vince Wilfork – New England Patriots
3) Ndamukong Suh – Detroit Lions
4) Kevin Williams – Minnesota Vikings
5) Richard Seymour – Oakland Raiders

Defensive End

1) Julius Peppers – Carolina Panthers
2) Osi Umenyiora – New York Giants
3) John Abraham – Atlanta Falcons
4) Jared Allen – Minnesota Vikings
5) Mario Williams – Houston Texans

Backs and Backers

Linebackers

1) Ray Lewis – Baltimore Ravens
2) DeMarcus Ware – Dallas Cowboys
3) Patrick Willis – San Francisco 49ers
4) Clay Matthews – Green Bay Packers
5) Terrell Suggs – Baltimore Ravens

Cornerbacks

1) Darrelle Revis – New York Jets
2) Nnamdi Asomugha – Oakland Raiders
3) Champ Bailey – Denver Broncos
4) Charles Woodson – Green Bay Packers
5) Asante Samuel – Philadelphia Eagles

Safeties
1) Troy Polamalu – Piitsburgh Steelers
2) Ed Reed – Baltimore Ravens
3) Nick Collins – Green Bay Packers
4) Antrel Rolle – New York Giants
5) Adrian Wilson – Arizona Cardinals

Hands and Feet

Running Backs

1) Adrian Peterson – Minnesota Vikings
2) Chris Johnson – Tennessee Titans
3) Ray Rice – Baltimore Ravens
4) Maurice Jones Drew – Jacksonville Jaguars
5) Michael Turner – Atlanta Falcons

Wide Receivers

1) Andre Johnson – Houston Texans
2) Larry Fitzgerald – Arizona Cardinals
3) Roddy White – Atlanta Falcons
4) Calvin Johnson – Detroit Lions
5) Reggie Wayne – Indianapolis Colts

Tight Ends

1) Antonio Gates – San Diego Chargers
2) Dallas Clarke – Indianapolis Colts
3) Vernon Davis – San Francisco 49ers
4) Jason Witten – Dallas Cowboys
5) Jermichael Finley – Green Bay Packers

The Arms

Quarterbacks

1) Tom Brady – New England Patriots
2) Peyton Manning – Indianapolis Cots
3) Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers
4) Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers
5) Michael Vick – Philadelphia Eagles

The Brains

Coaches

1) Bill Belichick – New England Patriots
2) Mike Tomlin – Pittsburgh Steelers
3) Mike McCarthy – Green Bay Packers
4) Andy Reed – Philadelphia Steelers
5) Rex Ryan – New York Jets

VN:F [1.9.10_1130]
Rating: 10.0/10 (2 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.10_1130]
Rating: +2 (from 4 votes)
Top 5 Breakdown by Position, 10.0 out of 10 based on 2 ratings