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The best leaders in the AFC

Every team in the NFL, even the ones at the bottom, has great leaders. In fact, it was impossible to identify just one leader on each team. After talking to players around the league, team personnel and reporters who regularly cover the teams, I narrowed it down to the two or three leaders on each of the 32 NFL teams.

Also, in addition to identifying the leaders on each team, I found one "glue" player. The glue guy might not be the most vocal or visible leader on the team. But he's the player who holds everything together. People outside the organization might not always recognize it, but the guys in the locker room know how important he is.

Here are the leaders and glue players for each AFC team:

Michael Smith is a senior writer for ESPN.com.