2015 All-NFC North Team

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WR: Calvin Johnson, DET

Another difficult decision here as the NFC North is loaded with impressive players at the wide receiver position. Despite a down season by his standards, Megatron leads the way for the receiving corps.

As we all know well, the 6-foot-5, 239 pound Johnson is arguably the best receiver in the entire NFL, using his incredible combination of size, speed, strength and athleticism to dominate his opponents. Even though he is up against some extremely tough competition, Johnson’s inclusion to this team is obvious and necessary.

WR: Jordy Nelson, GB

Rodgers’ rise to domination did not come alone. He has an incredible supporting cast surrounding him, led by his impressive options in the receiving corps. Nelson in particular has become one of the best receivers not only in the NFC North, but in the entire NFL.

Nelson has been great for many years, but he took his game to a higher level in 2014 with 98 receptions, 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns. Nelson is a huge deep threat with incredible speed, impressive route running ability and elite-level hands. He is a very deserving addition to the All-NFC North Team.

WR: Randall Cobb, GB

Arguably the most versatile offensive weapon in the entire NFL, Cobb is may be the most talented weapon in Rodgers’ arsenal. He has an uncanny ability to get open wherever the Packers line him up on the field. Cobb does most of his damage out of the slot, but he can also line-up outside, and even in the backfield. He is an extremely important player in the Packers’ elite offense, and a deserving member of this selection.

By selecting Johnson, Nelson and Cobb, there simply is not enough room for Bears WR Alshon Jeffery. A case can certainly be made for Jeffery, but I decided to go with the more proven and productive players at the position. Jeffery has a ton of upside going forward, but he narrowly misses out here in a very difficult choice.

TE: Martellus Bennett, CHI

The tight end position is one of the few that is lacking in the NFC North. The Packers have nothing to speak of at the position, Kyle Rudolph has been good at times, but he has under-performed and Eric Ebron is completely unproven. The selection of Martellus Bennett was pretty easy here.

Bennett is coming off of the best season of his career (90 receptions, 916 yards and six touchdowns), and is a perfect fit for new offensive coordinator Adam Gase’s system. Bennett has been a bit of a headache for the Bears as he is seeking a new contract, but things have to be worked out at this point. I fully expect Bennett to continue to thrive as the Bears’ tight end.

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