2021 AP All-Professional Workforce Introduced
NFL Divisional – The 2021 AP All-Professional Workforce was introduced at the moment, and yow will discover the winners at this hyperlink. 5 gamers had been chosen unanimously: Jonathan Taylor, Cooper Kupp, Davante Adams, T.J. Watt, and Aaron Donald.
As you might know, this was my second 12 months as one of many 50 members of the voting panel. So within the curiosity of open dialogue, right here had been my selections for this 12 months’s All-Professional Workforce.
QB Aaron Rodgers, GB
It was a tough alternative between Rodgers and Tom Brady. The principle distinction between the 2 is that Rodgers was extra environment friendly per play however Brady had extra worth. For instance, Rodgers was No. 1 in DVOA however Brady was No. 1 in DYAR. And it definitely meant one thing that Brady overcame a tough schedule to place up incredible numbers. Nevertheless, I additionally wished to weigh the teammates that surrounded every participant. I really feel like Brady was in a greater scenario this 12 months. Rodgers had Davante Adams, however Brady had higher receivers as a bunch. And sure, he misplaced a few of these receivers close to the tip of the season, however he had an excellent offensive line that stayed wholesome for many of the 12 months. Rodgers did a great job working round accidents on his offensive line. And so, I went with Rodgers.
RB Jonathan Taylor, IND
I do not assume this one requires clarification.
WR Cooper Kupp, LAR; Davante Adams, GB; Deebo Samuel, SF
I went with the highest three vast receivers in DYAR. This was going to incorporate Justin Jefferson till I spotted that Samuel had a lot dashing worth that he ended up with extra complete DYAR than Jefferson or Adams. I am sorry I can not embrace Jefferson on my record however you possibly can solely vote for 3 vast receivers and Samuel definitely had distinctive worth this season. Adams simply squeezes by Jefferson.
TE Mark Andrews, BAL
Led all tight ends in receiving DYAR. I did think about George Kittle as a result of his blocking is so vital to the 49ers offense, however ultimately determined the DYAR hole between Kittle and Andrews was too nice.
LT Trent Williams, SF
My offensive line picks had been a mixture of SIS complete factors earned in addition to ESPN’s cross block and run block win charges, and speaking to offensive line specialists equivalent to Brandon Thorn and Geoff Schwartz. Movie specialists agree that Williams had an exceptional season, though he surprisingly wasn’t that spectacular in ESPN’s win fee stats. I consider he had the very best offensive line season ever by PFF grading.
LG Joe Thuney, KC
Led all guards in cross block win fee and was second amongst guards in SIS complete factors earned.
C Ryan Jensen, TB
I used to be very near going with Kansas Metropolis rookie Creed Humphrey however the movie research people simply completely rave about Jensen and Jensen additionally completed first amongst facilities in SIS factors earned whereas Humphrey was fifth.
RG Zack Martin, DAL
Tied for third amongst guards in SIS complete factors earned, and made the highest 10 in each run block win fee and cross block win fee. (The No. 1 guard in factors earned is an actual shock, David Edwards of the Rams. Edwards doesn’t make the highest 10 in both run block win fee or cross block win fee.)
RT Tristan Wirfs, TB
This one was a troublesome alternative over Lane Johnson of the Eagles, particularly due to the best way that Cameron Jordan obliterated Wirfs in that Saints shutout victory. However Wirfs was superb the remainder of the 12 months, performed extra video games than Johnson, and led all linemen in SIS’s factors earned metric.
IDL Aaron Donald, LAR; Chris Jones, KC
Aaron Donald, I imply, duh. The opposite spot was an in depth name between Jones and Cameron Heyward of the Steelers. Heyward tied for the league lead in defeats however Jones did higher in SIS’s factors saved metric and clearly his transfer again to the within in the course of the 12 months was one of many catalysts for the turnaround of the Chiefs protection.
ER T.J. Watt, PIT; Myles Garrett, CLE
Watt tied the all-time sack document. Garrett led the league in pressures in keeping with SIS charting (combining hits, hurries, and knockdowns).
LB Micah Parsons, DAL; De’Vondre Campbell, GB; Darius Leonard, IND
Micah Parsons needed to make the group at whichever place he was assigned, and SIS discovered that he performed extra snaps off the ball than as an edge rusher. Parsons and De’Vondre Campbell had been No. 1 and No. 2 in factors saved amongst linebackers. Leonard was third by Week 17 and whereas he fell to fourth after Week 18 I made a decision to maintain him as my third linebacker over Anthony Barr of the Vikings, who solely performed 11 video games however was superb in these video games. Leonard did permit 7.0 yards per goal in protection however had 4 interceptions and his common run deal with got here after a acquire of lower than 3.0 yards.
CB Jalen Ramsey, LAR; A.J. Terrell, ATL
I wished to go together with J.C. Jackson for a very long time however ultimately I ended up with the highest two cornerbacks in SIS’s factors saved. Ramsey is only a game-changer. Terrell has loopy insane good charting stats this 12 months, together with simply 3.2 yards allowed per goal. The panel ended up going with Trevon Diggs and his 11 interceptions even if he additionally led the league in yardage allowed in protection.
S Derwin James, LAC; Jordan Poyer, BUF
The toughest place to decide on. I spent the previous couple of weeks making an attempt to determine who to drop between James, Poyer, and Kevin Byard of the Titans. I ended up going with Poyer first, as a result of I wished somebody from our No. 1 protection. Poyer led all safeties in SIS’s factors saved and the Payments had been the No. 1 protection in opposition to deep passes. James vs. Byard is absolutely arduous. James made extra performs and had extra defeats. Byard did higher in factors saved. He is extra of a protection security whereas James is extra of a chess piece you should utilize in many alternative methods. In the long run, I went with James, as a result of I really feel like he simply impacts video games extra. I could have been overinfluenced by what occurred with Travis Kelce when James went out of the second Chiefs-Chargers sport. It was a troublesome determination. Sorry to Titans followers, however Byard gained the votes of many of the panel and was chosen All-Professional regardless of me, so do not be too upset!
Ok Justin Tucker, BAL
Led FO metrics in area objective worth.
P Bryan Anger, DAL
Led FO metrics in each web and gross punt worth.
KR Kene Nwangwu, MIN
Led FO metrics in kick return worth. The full worth battle was very shut with Braxton Berrios of the Jets, however Nwangwu additionally had extra worth per return. The panel did select Berrios over Nwangwu and Andre Roberts.
PR Jakeem Grant, MIA/CHI
Led FO metrics in punt return worth.
ST J.T. Grey, NO
Led all particular groups gamers with 18 mixed tackles, 13 of which stopped a return wanting a median acquire.
LS Luke Rhodes, IND
The AP truly provides us a few long-snapper coaches to talk to about this alternative, and each of the coaches I reached out to really helpful Rhodes.
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