2016 All-Pro Team

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The 2016 All-Pro teams were named by the Associated Press (AP), Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA), and Sporting News (SN) for performance in the 2016 NFL season. While none of the All-Pro teams have the official imprimatur of the NFL (whose official recognition is nomination to the 2017 Pro Bowl[a]), they are included in the NFL Record and Fact Book and also part of the language of the 2011 NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement.[1] Any player selected to the first-team of any of the teams can be described as an "All-Pro." The AP team, with first-team and second-team selections, was chosen by a national panel of fifty NFL writers and broadcasters.[2] For the first time, the nationwide panel of 60 sports writers and broadcasters who regularly cover the NFL voted for specific positions on the offensive line, a "flex" player on offense, a fifth defensive back, and a punt returner and special teamer.[3][4] The Sporting News All-NFL team is voted on by NFL players and executives and will be released at a later date.[5] The PFWA team is selected by its more than 300 national members who are accredited media members covering the NFL.[6]

Teams[edit]

Offense
Position First team Second team
Quarterback Matt Ryan, Atlanta (AP, PFWA)
Tom Brady, New England (SN)
Tom Brady, New England (AP-2)
Running back Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas (AP, PFWA, SN)
David Johnson, Arizona (PFWA, SN)
David Johnson, Arizona (AP-2)
Flex David Johnson, Arizona (AP) Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh (AP-2)
Tight end Travis Kelce, Kansas City (AP, PFWA, SN) Greg Olsen, Carolina (AP-2)
Wide receiver Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh (AP, PFWA, SN)
Julio Jones, Atlanta (AP, PFWA, SN)
Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants (AP-2)
Mike Evans, Tampa Bay (AP-2)
Left tackle Tyron Smith, Dallas (AP) David Bakhtiari, Green Bay; (AP-2)
Left guard Kelechi Osemele, Oakland (AP) Marshal Yanda, Baltimore (AP-2)
Center Travis Frederick, Dallas (AP, PFWA, SN) Alex Mack, Atlanta (AP-2)
Right guard Zack Martin, Dallas (AP) David DeCastro, Pittsburgh (AP-2)
Right tackle Jack Conklin, Tennessee (AP) Mitchell Schwartz, Kansas City (AP-2t)
Marcus Cannon, New England (AP-2t)
Guard Kelechi Osemele, Oakland (PFWA, SN)
Zack Martin, Dallas (PFWA)
Marshal Yanda, Baltimore (SN)
Tackle Tyron Smith, Dallas (PFWA, SN)
Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns (PFWA)
Trent Williams, Washington Redskins (SN)
Special teams
Position First team Second team
Kicker Justin Tucker, Baltimore (AP, PFWA, SN)
Punter Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles (AP, PFWA)
Pat McAfee, Indianapolis Colts (SN)
Marquette King, Oakland (AP-2)
Kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota (AP, PFWA, SN) Tyler Lockett, Seattle (AP-2)
Punt returner Tyreek Hill, Kansas City (AP, PFWA, SN)
Special teams Matthew Slater, New England (AP, PFWA) Nate Ebner, New England (AP-2)
Defense
Position First team Second team
Edge rusher Khalil Mack, Oakland (AP, PFWA, SN)
Vic Beasley, Atlanta (AP, PFWA-OLB)
Jadeveon Clowney, Houston (PFWA, SN)
Cameron Wake, Miami (AP-2t)
Olivier Vernon, New York Giants (AP-2t)
Brandon Graham, Philadelphia (AP-2t)
Jadeveon Clowney, Houston (AP-2t)
Interior lineman Aaron Donald, Los Angeles (AP, PFWA, SN)
Damon Harrison, New York Giants (AP, PFWA)
Geno Atkins, Cincinnati Bengals (SN)
Ndamukong Suh, Miami (AP-2)
Calais Campbell, Arizona Cardinals (AP-2t)
Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay (AP-2t)
Linebacker Von Miller, Denver (AP, PFWA, SN)
Bobby Wagner, Seattle (AP, PFWA, SN)
Sean Lee, Dallas (AP)
Luke Kuechly, Carolina (SN)
Lorenzo Alexander, Buffalo (AP-2)
Luke Kuechly, Carolina (AP-2)
Lavonte David, Tampa Bay (AP-2t)
C.J. Mosley, Baltimore (AP-2t)
Zach Brown, Buffalo (AP-2t)
Zachary Orr, Baltimore (AP-2t)
Alec Ogletree, Los Angeles (AP-2t)
Dont'a Hightower, New England (AP-2t)
Whitney Mercilus, Houston (AP-2t)
Benardrick McKinney, Houston (AP-2t)
Cornerback Aqib Talib, Denver (AP, PFWA, SN)
Marcus Peters, Kansas City (AP, PFWA, SN)
Janoris Jenkins, New York Giants (AP-2)
Malcolm Butler, New England (AP-2t)
Casey Hayward, San Diego (AP-2t)
Safety Landon Collins, New York Giants (AP, PFWA, SN)
Eric Berry, Kansas City (AP, PFWA, SN)
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Green Bay (AP-2)
Devin McCourty, New England (AP-2)
Defensive back Chris Harris, Jr., Denver (AP) Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, New York Giants (AP-2t)

Key[edit]

AP = Associated Press first-team All-Pro
AP-2 = Associated Press second-team All-Pro
AP-2t = Tied for second-team All-Pro in the AP vote
PFWA = Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL
SN = Sporting News All-Pro

Position differences:

PFWA and SN did not separate the tackles and guards into more specific positions as the AP did.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The 2017 Pro Bowl represents the 2016 NFL season

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://nfllabor.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/collective-bargaining-agreement-2011-2020.pdf
  2. ^ "2014 All-Pro Team". Associated Press. January 2, 2015. Archived from the original on Jan 4, 2014. Retrieved Jan 2, 2015.
  3. ^ "2016 AP All-Pro Team Voting". USA Today. Associated Press. January 9, 2017. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  4. ^ Wilner, Barry. "3 rookies, Ryan, highlight revamped AP All-Pro Team". pro32.ap.org. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  5. ^ "SN NFL All-Pro Team 2016: Coaches select league's best at each position". sportingnews.com. January 25, 2017. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  6. ^ "PFWA 2016 All-NFL, All-AFC and All-NFC teams announce". PFWA.com. Retrieved Jan 12, 2015.