For the second year in a row, no members of the Cleveland Browns were named to the Associated Press 2017 NFL All-Pro Team. If you’re wondering, the streak for LT Joe Thomas related to being an All-Pro actually ended last year, when he had fallen one vote shy of a second-team bid.
The only position that received any recognition on the Browns was at left guard. It wasn’t a unanimous decision by the voters. Andrew Norwell of the Carolina Panthers was the first-team left guard with 11 votes, and Rodger Saffold of the Los Angeles Rams was just behind him with 10 votes as the second-teamer. Then came Richie Incognito (Buffalo Bills) with 8 votes, Kelechi Osemele (Oakland Raiders) with 7 votes, and David DeCastro (Pittsburgh Steelers) and Zach Martin (Dallas Cowboys) with 3 votes. After them, Joel Bitonio was one of two players with 2 votes.
Whoever does the votes needs to be a little more responsible with their voting, though. DeCastro and Martin were the first-team right guards, so that means some of their votes were wasted at left guard, and the double counting likely also hurt someone like Kevin Zeitler from getting some consideration at right guard.
Former Browns who earned votes include FS Jordan Poyer (Buffalo Bills, 1 vote), RT Mitchell Schwartz (Kansas City Chiefs, 3 votes), C Alex Mack (Atlanta Falcons, 10 votes), and ILB Demario Davis (New York Jets, 1 vote).