In this multi-part series, I will be compiling the All-Division teams for every division in the NFL. However, there is a bit of a twist to these teams as all first-round picks will be excluded from contention for the sake of intrigue for your part and mine. Once every divisional team has been completed, I will create all conference teams for the NFC and AFC before finally determining the All-NFL squad.
In terms of ground rules for creating the rosters, each offensive unit will consist of one running back and three receivers in addition to a tight end and quarterback. For offensive lines, there will be a left and right tackle unless extreme cases leads to delving into unused backups for one of the spots. However, for guards whether a player is a right or left guard will have no bearing on their inclusion. Finally a center will be selected.
Defensively, I’ve decided to be flexible with player positioning and alignments. Alignments may range from traditional 4-3/3-4 lineups to a 3-3-5 or a 4-2-5. The alignment is based upon fielding the most effective defensive unit possible. In terms of player positioning, safety and cornerback designations do not matter. With linebackers, there is an inside linebacker spot, but other linebacker spots may be filled by inside linebackers as well. Defensive lines consist of a tackle, end, rush and a flexible defensive line position often being another defensive tackle or a 3-4 end.
Note: The round the player was selected does not matter as long as it wasn’t the first. It is not a value evaluation. For example, a player drafted in the sixth round would be compared to a second-rounder on an equal scale.
Quarterback: Russell Wilson, Seahawks (RD 3)
Running Back: Andre Ellington, Cardinals (RD 6)
Wide Receiver: Anquan Boldin, 49ers (RD 2)
Wide Receiver: Torrey Smith, 49ers (RD 2)
Wide Receiver: Doug Baldwin, Seahawks (Undrafted)
Tight End: Jimmy Graham, Seahawks (RD 3)
Left Tackle: Jared Veldheer, Cardinals (RD 3)
Guard: Alex Boone, 49ers (Undrafted)
C: Daniel Kilgore, 49ers (RD 5)
Guard: Rodger Saffold, Rams (RD 2)
Right Tackle: Justin Britt, Seahawks (RD 2)
Defensive End: Michael Bennett, Seahawks (Undrafted)
Defensive Line: Calais Campbell, Cardinals (RD 2)
Defensive Tackle: Brandon Mebane, Seahawks (RD 3)
Rush: Cliff Avril, Seahawks (RD 3)
Linebacker: NaVorro Bowman, 49ers (RD 3)
Inside Linebacker: Bobby Wagner, Seahawks (RD 2)
Linebacker: K.J. Wright, Seahawks (RD 4)
Cornerback: Richard Sherman, Seahawks (RD 5)
Cornerback: Janoris Jenkins, Rams (RD 2)
Safety: Kam Chancellor, Seahawks (RD 5)
Safety: Antoine Bethea, 49ers (RD 6)