Since the Pro Bowl rosters were dished out this past week, I thought it was an appropriate time to make some All-Pro team predictions. Please note that making the Pro Bowl isn’t a prerequisite for getting selected to the All-Pro team. Pro Bowlers are chosen by the players, coaches, and fans, who respectively receive 33.3% responsibility for the selections. The All-Pro team is voted in by various prestigious football writers from around the country.
Between all three phases of the game, twelve newcomers have been appointed (by yours truly) to their first All-Pro team. Among those players, Deonte Harris comes in as the lone rookie to make the cut. His story is quite fascinating because he comes from Assumption College, which happens to be an NCAA Division II school. Harris was 1 of 49 players entering the 2019 season that entered pro football from a Division II school, comprising just under 3% of the NFL.
Ryan Ramczyk and Arik Armstead are the two players that I selected for All-Pro that didn’t make the Pro Bowl. It turns out that all six offensive tackles that were selected to the Pro Bowl all play left tackle. Ramczyk has played exceptionally well coming off a Second Team All-Pro effort last year. He has not allowed a sack in his fifteen starts and has only committed four penalties all season. Armstead is currently in the midst of the best year of his career as a member of arguably the best defense in the league. He has racked up 10 sacks, 2 pass deflections, 2 forced fumbles, 11 tackles for loss, and 17 quarterback hits.
(* Indicates a first time selection).
QB: Lamar Jackson*
RB: Christian McCaffrey*
WR: Michael Thomas, Chris Godwin*
TE: Travis Kelce
Flex: Nick Chubb*
LT: Ronnie Stanley*
LG: Quenton Nelson
C: Travis Frederick
RG: Brandon Brooks*
RT: Ryan Ramczyk*
DT: Aaron Donald, Arik Armstead*
DE: Cameron Jordan, Danielle Hunter*
LB: Shaq Barrett*, Chandler Jones, TJ Watt*
CB: Stephon Gilmore, Marcus Peters,
S: Minkah Fitzpatrick*, Jamal Adams*
DB: Tre’Davious White*
K: Justin Tucker
P: Brett Kern*
KR: Cordarelle Patterson
PR: Deonte Harris*
ST: Matthew Slater