"[Ray Rice] is the class runner of this division, a do-it-all back who is just now entering his prime," he wrote. "Watch [fullback Vonta Leach] sledgehammer linebackers and you will know why he's on this team. … [Guard Marshall Yanda] is a tough, physical guard who is finally getting the due he deserves. … [Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata] was bothered by a leg issue and didn't play as well in 2011, but he should be back to his brutish ways. … [Linebacker Ray Lewis] isn't the player he once was, but he's still worthy of this spot. He dropped some weight to help improve his pass coverage, which he needed. [Cornerback Lardarius Webb] didn't give up a touchdown pass last season, earning this spot. [Nickelback Jimmy Smith] might start, but if he doesn't he's the division's best nickel corner. … The aging version of Ed Reed isn't what he once was, but he's still smart and can make it rough for opposing quarterbacks. … [Sam Koch] averaged 46.5 per punt last season."