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Peters Named A Top-10 Left Tackle

Peters, who has made four consecutive Pro Bowls, could be in line for a big 2011 season as new offensive line coach Howard Mudd recently said that the Eagles will be employing the kind of technique that Peters was accustomed to when he plied his trade for the Buffalo Bills. Of course, Peters had plenty of success adjusting to Juan Castillo's scheme the last two seasons, but the transition back to his old habits should be seamless.

As for his place among the best left tackles in the game, Peters was named on seven of eight ballots and was placed as high as third on one ballot. For a point of reference, Peters ranked eighth among left tackles in 2010, and ninth in 2009, according to ProFootballFocus.com.

Notably, along with Donald Penn of the Tampa Bay Buccanneers, Peters, the once-upon-a-time collegiate tight end, is one of only two undrafted free agents in ESPN's top-10. Contrast that to the five first-rounders and three second-round picks on the list, and you get a good sense of Peters' rise from post-draft obscurity to perennial Pro Bowler - a testament to his hard work and dedication.

Peters is also the only left tackle in the NFC East to make the list.

In being listed as a top-10 player at his position, Peters joins teammates Michael Vick, DeSean Jackson, LeSean McCoy and Asante Samuel (as well as head coach Andy Reid and chairman/CEO Jeffrey Lurie).

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