2017 NFL All-Pro Teams: NFC Dominates, Antonio Brown Unanimous, and Rams Lead Teams

2017 NFL All-Pro Teams: NFC Dominates, Antonio Brown Unanimous, and Rams Lead Teams

Among the usual suspects was the Patriots’ Tom Brady, who is a first-team All-Pro for the third time and has the best odds for this year’s NFL MVP award. Patriots LB Rob Gronkowski made the team for the fourth time, along with Panthers LB Luke Kuechly, Rams P Johnny Hekker, and Steelers WR Antonio Brown.

Brown was the only undisputed honoree that made the All-Pro team, leading the league in receiving yards (1,533) and catches (101) even after sitting out two games with a calf injury. Being nominated is an honor itself, but receiving all 50 votes speaks volumes.

USA online sportsbooks thinks one of the biggest surprises is that Sean McVay’s Rams lead the 2017 All-Pro team with six players on the first-team. This is a major shift from the two selections that were noted last year. It’s also worth noting that this is the first time in 13 years that there have been Super Bowl betting odds for the Rams heading into the postseason, making the accomplishment even more outstanding. Most notable from the LA Rams is running back Todd Gurley, who led the league in both yards from scrimmage (2,093) and touchdowns (19). Gurley is deservedly another top candidate when it comes to NFL MVP odds.

Let’s talk Jaguars. The transition from a 3-13 team to a 10-6 record and a playoff appearance in the span of a year is another story, but they certainly received proper recognition on the All-Pro list. Four Jags made the All-Pro team, including DE Calais Campbell and CB Jalen Ramsey.

All in all, the NFC dominated the 2017 NFL All-Pro team selections. The AFC had 12 representatives, while the NFC racked up 18 honorees.

Here is a full list of the 2017 NFL All-Pro Teams:

First Team Offense

  • Quarterback – Tom Brady, Patriots
  • Running Back – Todd Gurley*, Rams
  • Flex – Le’Veon Bell, Steelers
  • Tight End – Rob Gronkowski, Patriots
  • Wide Receivers – Antonio Brown, Steelers; DeAndre Hopkins*, Texans
  • Left Tackle – Andrew Whitworth, Rams
  • Right Tackle – Lane Johnson*, Eagles
  • Left Guard – Andrew Norwell*, Panthers
  • Right Guard – David DeCastro, Steelers
  • Center – Jason Kelce*, Eagles

First Team Defense

  • Edge Rushers – Calais Campbell, Jaguars; Cameron Jordan*, Saints
  • Interior Linemen – Aaron Donald, Rams; Cam Heyward*, Steelers
  • Linebackers – Chandler Jones*, Cardinals; Luke Kuechly, Panthers; Bobby Wagner, Seahawks
  • Cornerbacks – Jalen Ramsey*, Jaguars; Xavier Rhodes*, Vikings
  • Safeties – Kevin Byard*, Titans; Harrison Smith, Vikings
  • Defensive Back – Darius Slay, Lions

First Team Special Teams

  • Punter – Johnny Hekker, Rams
  • Kicker – Greg Zuerlein, Rams
  • Kick Returner – Pharoh Cooper*, Rams
  • Returner – Jamal Agnew*, Lions
  • Special Teamer – Budda Baker*, Cardinals

* first-team All-Pro for the first time

Second Team Offense

  • Quarterback – Carson Wentz, Eagles
  • Running Back – Le’Veon Bell, Steelers
  • Flex – Alvin Kamara, Saints
  • Tight End – Travis Kelce, Chiefs
  • Wide Receivers – Julio Jones, Falcons; Adam Thielen, Vikings
  • Left Tackle – David Bakhtiari, Packers
  • Right Tackle – Mitchell Schwartz, Chiefs, and Daryl Williams, Panthers
  • Left Guard – Rodger Saffold, Rams
  • Right Guard – Zach Martin, Cowboys
  • Center – Alex Mack, Falcons

Second Team Defense

  • Edge Rushers – Everson Griffen, Vikings; DeMarcus Lawrence, Cowboys
  • Interior Linemen – Fletcher Cox, Eagles; Calais Campbell, Jaguars
  • Linebackers – Von Miller, Broncos; C.J. Mosley, Ravens; Telvin Smith, Jaguars
  • Cornerbacks – Casey Hayward, Chargers; A. J. Bouye, Jaguars
  • Safeties – Earl Thomas, Seahawks; Micah Hyde, Bills
  • Defensive Back – Xavier Rhodes, Vikings

Second Team Special Teams

  • Punter – Brett Kern, Titans
  • Placekicker – Justin Tucker, Ravens
  • Kick Returner – Tyler Lockett, Seahawks
  • Punt Returner – Pharoh Cooper, Rams
  • Special Teamer – Matthew Slater, Patriots