The NFL reversed its verdict and named the All-Pro teams. For those who say that selection refers to forgotten players, here is a selection of the most controversial flaws.
Tight End: Darren Waller (Riders) & Mike Kesiki (Dolphins)
The consensus choice of Travis Kells was that there was only one tight end for one team and there was a terrible result: there was no tight end on the second team. Two more players might have deserved it. First, Darren Waller, who crossed 1,000 yards for the second season in a row, with 1,196 and 9 touchdowns. The cornerstone of the Rowdy attack is that it certainly pays off because it is not in the playoffs. The same applies to Kesiki, who also managed an XXL season with his 703 yards and 6 touchdowns on a low production attack.
Wide Recipient: A.J. Brown (Titans) and Alan Robinson II (Bears)
In a selection full of recipients, the choice of Cole Beasley (967 yards, 4DT) is probably quite surprising. He’s a great receiver slot, but two players might have caught that last spot. First, A.J., a key member of one of the league’s best strikes and managed 1,075 yards for 11 touchdowns. Brown. The reason for his absence is that he may be relying on the shadow of Derrick Henry, who is reaping the awards of the 2020 season. So he will not be joining his former teammate Ole Miss DK Metcalfe.
Absent from Alan Robinson II (1250 yards, 6 DT), he managed one more XXL season in the midst of a very random attack. Bears are not “sexy” and it plays on Robinson’s value. He deserves a place because of his amazing qualification for the playoffs.
Ligne Attack: Zach Martin (Cowboys) & Ben Jones (Titans)
For the first time in his life, Zach Martin was not All-Pro. There are two valid arguments for his disqualification: the number of matches missed (6) and the overall quality of the Cowboys. Ben Jones is coming off a tremendous 2020 season and could claim a second All-Pro team. He will be replaced by Ryan Kelly and Frank Ragno. Unfair is not necessary, but Jones could have had his place, just like Ben Garland or Chase Roller. The central post is definitely the most confusing of the season, and the nominees are ineligible.
Security: Justin Simmons (Francois)
Sometimes the All-Pro choice treats popularity and media influence as the performance of the pitch. Jamal Adams missed a quarter of the season, Tyrone Mathews did not have his best season, yet Justin Simmons could not find a place. Author of an exceptional season, 96 blocks, 5 interceptions and 9 defended passes. Like the others, he also pays for his team’s overall lack of performance.