The Associated Press has released their All-Pro teams, and it is very relieving to see the team every year so we can clear up the mess made by the Pro Bowl. There are some differences in the Pro Bowl team and the All-Pro team, which is exactly how it should be. So without further ado, let’s get started by looking at the team.
|First Team||Second Team|
|QB||Aaron Rodgers||Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes|
|RB||Derrick Henry||Alvin Kamara|
|WR||Davante Adams, Stefon Diggs, Tyreek Hill||DeAndre Hopkins, Justin Jefferson, Calvin Ridley, DK Metcalf, Cole Beasley|
|OT||David Bakhtiari, Jack Conklin||Garrett Bolles, Ryan Ramczyk|
|G||Quenton Nelson, Brandon Scherff||Joel Bitonio, Wyatt Teller|
|C||Corey Linsley||Ryan Kelly, Frank Ragnow|
|DE||TJ Watt, Myles Garrett||Khalil Mack, Za’Darius Smith|
|DT||Aaron Donald, DeForest Buckner||Chris Jones, Cam Heyward|
|LB||Fred Warner, Bobby Wagner, Darius Leonard||Devin White, Demario Davis, Lavonte David, Roquan Smith|
|CB||Xavien Howard, Jalen Ramsey||Jaire Alexander, Tre’Davious White|
|S||Tyrann Mathieu, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Buddha Baker||Jamal Adams, Jessie Bates III|
|K||Jason Sanders||Justin Tucker|
|P||Jake Bailey||Jack Fox|
|KR||Cordarrelle Patterson||Andre Roberts|
|PR||Gunner Olszewski||Jakeem Grant|
|ST||George Odum||Matthew Slater|
|LS||Morgan Cox||Luke Rhodes|
There are a lot of things to like about this list, first off DeForest Buckner finally gets some credit after being snubbed hard in the Pro Bowl after having one of the best seasons by an interior lineman. I really like the picks at safety (Mathieu and Baker mostly), and even though they get a fair bit of credit they should be getting so much more, especially Mathieu who looks like one of the top safeties in the league year after year since 2013. I really like Jack Conklin getting some attention, after getting snubbed from the Pro Bowl snubs list. Garrett Bolles is also a great pick after having a great bounce back year with Denver. The most surprising pick to me was Cole Beasley. I actually like Beasley at this position quite a bit, but I do not know if he would not be here had John Brown been healthy this season.
All in all, this is the list that players, fans, and coaches should be focusing on. This has helped for years to validate the mistakes made by the Pro Bowl, and this year is no different.