On Friday, the Associated Press revealed the 2020 NFL All-Pro teams. Two members of the Cleveland Browns made the first-team list, and two members made the second-team list.
- DE Myles Garrett
- RT Jack Conklin
This is the first time in Garrett’s career that he has been named a first-team All-Pro. With two spots to fill on the edge rusher list, T.J. Watt (47) received the most votes, followed by Garrett (36). The next closest player was Khalil Mack, but he was a distant third with just 6 votes. Garrett finished the season with 12 sacks in 14 games. Garrett was among the Top 4 edge rushers graded by Pro Football Focus in 2020:
Khalil Mack: PFF's Highest-Graded EDGE Defender of 2020 pic.twitter.com/T0LsH85uJa— PFF (@PFF) January 4, 2021
The surprise for me was seeing Conklin on the list. Don’t get me wrong: Conklin has been very good in his first season with Cleveland, but I didn’t know he would get the top honor out of the entire NFL. This is actually the second time he has made the first-team All-Pro list; he previously did it with the Tennessee Titans back in 2016. Conklin received 18 first-place votes, with the next closest player being Ryan Ramczyk (11) of the Saints.
- LG Joel Bitonio
- RG Wyatt Teller
Making the second-team All-Pro list were both of Cleveland’s guards. This is the third straight season that Bitonio has been a second-team All-Pro left guard. He received 16 votes, only being beat out by Quenton Nelson (24) of the Indianapolis Colts. Bitonio has been a rock for the line over the years, but will sadly miss this Sunday’s playoff game with COVID-19.
Teller has battled injuries throughout the season, but being named second-team All Pro is still a remarkable feat for him. We’re talking about a guy who most people probably considered average at best heading into the season. He transformed his body and became a machine in run blocking all season. Teller received 10 votes, only behind Washington’s Brandon Scherff (23). PFF had Teller as the highest-graded guard in football:
Wyatt Teller: PFF's Highest-Graded Guard of 2020 pic.twitter.com/Xce2Jpu12A— PFF (@PFF) January 7, 2021
- C JC Tretter received 1 vote at center.
- LS Charley Hughlett received 1 vote at long snapper.