So we have this kinda cool project going on here at ESPN.com this week, and it's called the "Dream Team of Tomorrow." Basically, we're trying to predict which players will be dominating the NFL scene from 2014-16, and we'd like your help. You can go here and vote for the players you think will be the best in the league for the three-year period that begins, well, three years from now.
The key, of course, is to remember people's ages. You're not able to vote, for instance, for Eli Manning, who will be 33 when the 2014 season begins. Or Tony Romo or Michael Vick, who will be 34. That's not to say those guys won't still be good in 2014, or even in 2015 or 2016. It's just that we're looking for guys who will be in their prime years, and thus in a position to be stars in the league for that period.
So the NFC East tackles on the list of candidates are Tyron Smith and Trent Williams. The guards are Chris Snee and Danny Watkins. The receivers are Dez Bryant, DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and Hakeem Nicks. The running backs are LeSean McCoy and... well, nobody. And the quarterbacks are... well, nobody.
Prince Amukamara shows up on the defensive player ballot, as do Trent Cole, Justin Tuck, Nate Allen, Brian Orakpo and, of course DeMarcus Ware, who will have just turned 32 at the start of that 2014 season. So you have plenty of your own guys from which to choose if you do decide to go that route.
We will be doing posts throughout the week on this, so keep an eye out for those. But in the meantime, have fun with it. Nobody knows, of course, how the next three years will go for any of these guys -- let alone the three years after that. But it's fun to imagine sometimes, and there's a lot of young talent in the league whose prime years remain ours to anticipate.