John Clayton's 2011 All-Pro team

The season is 16 games, which means sometimes things change from the midseason evaluation of the best players at each position.

Although Steve Smith finished with one of his best seasons, it’s hard not to put Wes Welker and his incredible numbers ahead of him. Center Nick Mangold finished strong and wrestled the top spot from Chris Myers of the Texans and Maurkice Pouncey of the Steelers. Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh stomped his way off the All-Pro list with dumb penalties and problems stopping running plays.

Here are my All-Pro selections: