My NFL All Pro Team Predictions After Week Thirteen
Here is how I believe the NFL All Pro team will turn out.
Quarterback: Tom Brady, Buccaneers
Brady looks like the league MVP front runner as he has 3,771 yards with 34 touchdowns and only 10 picks. His yards and touchdowns are top in both categories, yards by over 100 and has 4 more touchdowns than the next best.
Running Back: Jonathan Taylor, Colts
Jonathan Taylor is killing it right now. He has 1,348 rushing yards and 16 total touchdowns while averaging 5.6 yards per carry. He’s going to in contention to win Offensive Player of the Year since Henry went down.
Wide Receiver: Cooper Kupp, Rams
While Taylor is a competitor for OPOY, he has some competition from Rams wideout Cooper Kupp. Kupp is number one in all three major receiving categories with 100 catches, 11 touchdowns, and 1,366 yards.
Wide Receiver: Justin Jefferson, Vikings
In only his second season, Jefferson is dominating. He’s reeled in 78 balls, which is 22 less than Kupp, but still has 1,209 yards and 7 touchdowns. He’s averaging 100.8 yards per game.
Wide Receiver: Deebo Samuel 49ers
I was really between Samuel and Adams, but the rushing factor for Samuel pushes him over the edge. He’s brought in 56 passes for 1,006 yards and 5 touchdowns while also rushing for 203 yards on 25 carries for 5 touchdowns.
Tight End: Mark Andrews, Ravens
Andrews is having a really good season thus far and has been Lamar Jacksons top target. With 64 catches and 811 yards with 5 scores, he’ll make his first All Pro First Team this season. In addition to the passing game, Andrews is a beast in the run game and opens up lanes for Lamar when he takes off.
Left Tackle: Trent Williams, 49ers
Williams holds a 98.4% blocking rate with only one sack aloud in a pass rusher heavy division. He’s a very good reason that the 49ers are still with in the playoff hunt as he has anchored the San Francisco offensive line.
Right Tackle: Tristan Wirfs, Buccaneers
Another second year player that is just having an absolute year. Wirfs has only committed three penalties this year and given up a singular sack. He is the top dog on a pretty good Buccaneers offensive line that consists of Ryan Jensen and Ali Marpet.
Left Guard: Quenton Nelson, Colts
Nelson battled a broken foot at the beginning of the season and has since played in ten games. In those ten games, the Notre Dame alumni has committed five penalties while giving up a goose egg in the sack category.
Right Guard: Zach Martin, Cowboys
The All Pro offensive line is in good hands with two Notre Dame alumni. Martin is having a hell of a season and is a bright spot on a pretty dismal Dallas offensive line. He holds a 94.6% blocking rate with just one sack aloud.
Center: Creed Humphrey, Chiefs
It’s close, but I think Humphrey edges out Frank Ragnow and the rookie gets the nod. A player that slipped to the second round currently holds a 91.5% blocking rate with only 4 penalties committed and one sack allowed. Him and Trey Smith are playing way better than any rookie should be.
Offensive Honorable Mention: QB Aaron Rodgers (Packers), RB Joe Mixon (Bengals), RB Dalvin Cook (Vikings), WR Davante Adams (Packers), RB Derrick Henry (Titans), WR Deandre Hopkins (Cardinals), TE George Kittle (49ers), LG Joel Bitonio (Browns), RT Ryan Ramczyk (Saints), C Frank Ragnow (Lions)
Edge Rusher: T.J. Watt, Steelers
In only ten games this year, Watt is leading the league in tackles for loss with 16 and sacks with 16. In addition to that, the Wisconsin alumni has 47 tackles, 4 pass breakups, 4 forced fumbles. He’s making a great case to win DPOY.
Edge Rusher: Matthew Judon, Patriots
Judon might be the best free agent signing this off season. The former Baltimore Raven has made a huge impact in New England with 12.5 sacks, 49 tackles, 13 for loss, and one fumble recovery. Doing all of this while rocking red sleeves.
Interior Defensive Lineman: Aaron Donald, Rams
Right here we have a third DPOY candidate with how effective Donald is by putting up big numbers against double and triple teams. On the year, Donald has recorded 7 sacks, 56 tackles, 9 for loss, and 2 forced fumbles.
Interior Defensive Lineman: Jeffery Simmons, Titans
Tennessee has had an up and down season, but one of the consistent bright spots on their team has been defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons. Simmons is in his third season and this year he has tallied 45 tackles, 7.5 for loss, 7.5 sacks, and 4 pass deflections.
Linebacker: Bobby Wagner, Seahawks
To no surprise, Wagner is leading the league in tackles with a total of 137. In addition to his wild total of tackles, he has a sack, 2 tackles for loss, 4 pass breakups, and one interception. The Utah State alumni is having an unreal season and is on pace to notch 182 tackles.
Linebacker: Eric Kendricks, Vikings
Kendricks is an all around athlete that has been doing it all for the Vikings this season. He’s made 109 tackles with 5 going for loss. In addition to that, he’s broken up 4 passes, recorded 4 sacks, and picked off 2 balls. His play against the pass game should earn him a spot on the All Pro team.
Linebacker: Roquan Smith, Bears
Add another NFC North linebacker to the All Pro team. Roquan Smith is having himself quite the year as he’s been all over the field making plays. With 121 tackles, 9 for loss, 3 sacks, an interception, and a touchdown, he should be a shoehorn for the All Pro squad.
Cornerback: Trevon Diggs, Cowboys
Trevon Diggs is making a real run for the DPOY title. The Dallas defensive back has notched 9 interceptions with 14 pass breakups. Along with his league leading 9 interceptions, Diggs has scored 2 touchdowns and made 41 tackles.
Cornerback: J.C. Jackson, Patriots
While the Pats traded away a former defensive player of the year in Gilmore, they hung onto a young ball hawking corner in Jackson. With 7 interceptions, he sits second in the league behind Diggs. To accompany his picks, Jackson also has recorded 44 tackles, one for loss, and a touchdown.
Safety: Jordan Poyer, Bills
Even though Poyer couldn’t stop the Pats run game last night, he deserves a spot on the All Pro defense. His 5 interceptions have him tied for third in the league. Poyer’s also made 66 tackles, 4 for loss, one sack, and 8 pass deflections.
Safety: Kevin Byard, Titans
Put some respect on Kevin Byards name. Byard has only been named to one All Pro first team and it’d be a damn shame if he wasn’t on it this year for the way he’s been playing. With 5 interceptions, 64 tackles, a sack, a touchdown, and 12 pass breakups, he deserves to be named All Pro.
Safety: Justin Simmons, Broncos
Simmons has been balling out the past two seasons and this year is no different. He’s tied for seventh in the league in 4 picks and ninth in the NFL with 11 pass breakups. To go with his interceptions and breakups, Simmons has tallied 58 tackles with one for loss.
Defensive Honorable Mention: LB Logan Wilson (Bengals), Edge Myles Garrett (Browns), Edge Nick Bosa (49ers), IDL Cameron Heyward (Steelers), CB Jalen Ramsey (Rams), LB Denzel Perryman (Raiders), Edge Trey Hendrickson (Bengals), LB Foyesade Oluokun (Falcons)