Jan 20, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen (34) is tackled by Baltimore Ravens defensive end Haloti Ngata (92) and inside linebacker Ray Lewis (52) during the first quarter of the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

AFC North All-Division Team Results - Defense

The final roster is set for our AFC North All-Division Team defense, which means our team is complete following the selection of the offense last week.  The editors of FanSided have collaborated to select the best players in each division at each position, and now we are ready to let you, the readers, vote on which team is the best.

Voting on the defense was much tougher than offense because the AFC North has a ton of talent on that side of the ball. We came to an impasse on several positions, including DE, CB, and S, with those positions seeing three players nominated from four editors.  This is a testament to the depth of talent in the division, and it made the decision making process that much tougher.

We eventually hashed things out and here is the final roster.

DEGeno Atkins
NTHaloti Ngata
DECameron Heyward
OLBTerrell Suggs
ILBVontaze Burfict
ILBLawrence Timmons
OLBJason Worilds
CBJoe Haden
CBJimmy Smith
FSDonte Whitner
SSTroy Polamalu

If it looks like the team consists of too many Steelers, you’re right.  If it makes you feel better, Terrell Suggs was the only unanimous decision, and Jimmy Smith got the recognition he deserves after last year’s breakout performance. Regardless, this is a talented team that should fare well in the FanSided tournament.  Who ultimately wins our All-Division team Super Bowl is completely up to you.  Stay tuned for start of the tournament and make sure you support your favorite division, the AFC North!

We had some strong opinions come out in regards to our offensive selections.  Are you happy with the results for the defense?  What changes would you make to the roster, either on offense or defense?

 

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