With the NFL's divisional playoffs just days away, SI.com released its All-Pro Team for the 2008 season this morning. Sports Illustrated senior writer Peter King, the man responsible for choosing the team, embraced "youth" as the theme of his selections.
"Fourteen of the 23 selections on offense and defense are 27 or younger," King writes. "[M]y depth chart at quarterback had rookie Matt Ryan third, behind Drew Brees and Peyton Manning, after his amazing debut season. And the youth extended to special teams: Stephen Gostkowski, who's been more accurate with more touchbacks in his three pro seasons than the legend he replaced, Adam Vinatieri, is the kicker."
At the other offensive skill positions, King chose Adrian Peterson at running back and Andre Johnson and Wes Welker at wide receiver.
On the flip side of the achievement spectrum, SI.com also released its All-Disappointment Team -- the list of players notable for their failure to realize expectations in '08. Don Banks put it together and notable selections include Derek Anderson at quarterback, Darren McFadden at running back, Plaxico Burress at wideout and Jeremy Shockey at tight end. Not surprisingly, Jerry Jones gets the nod at general manager.
What do you think about the All-Pro and All-Disappointment teams? Did King or Banks make any glaring omissions?