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Wilfork on Clayton's All-Pro team

ESPN.com NFL senior writer John Clayton produced his 2012 All-Pro team and there is one Patriot represented: Defensive lineman Vince Wilfork.

Wilfork joins Geno Atkins (Bengals) as the two defensive tackles on Clayton's team.

As part of the photo gallery that accompanies Clayton's team, it reads of Wilfork, "The nine-year veteran is an immovable force in the middle and a team leader."

In terms of other positions where the Patriots had strong candidates, Clayton picks Peyton Manning at quarterback over Tom Brady and others, and he selects Tony Gonzalez at tight end over Rob Gronkowski and others.