The 2020 NFL season will be fascinating on many levels. With COVID-19 erupting on the country, the NFL landscape was also broadly affected. The season will roar on despite little preparation time. That makes this year even more tough to be an All-Pro. Being an All-Pro is the most prestigious recognition of being the best at your position in the NFL. Let’s dive into who may be an All-Pro on offense in 2020. A defensive version of this article will come out shortly. You can find the All-Pro teams of the 2019 season by clicking here.
First Team All-Pro Quarterback: Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
Russell Wilson is an all-time great quarterback already, despite being in the league only 8 seasons. He is a 6-time Pro Bowler and was second-team All-Pro last season. However, Wilson has astonishingly never been an All-Pro or received a single MVP vote. That is very likely to change this season. The consensus 2nd-best quarterback in the NFL (behind Patrick Mahomes) is in position to make an All-Pro and MVP surge in 2020. Wilson was brilliant in 2019, passing for 4110 yards, completing 66.1% of his passes, with 31 passing touchdowns (3rd-most in the NFL), and just 5 interceptions (2nd-least in the NFL among quarterbacks who started at least 12 games). Turning the ball over minimally is key to success in the NFL, and Wilson is the cream of the crop when it comes to this. Budding star wide receiver D.K. Metcalf gives Wilson another top notch target, joining underrated receiver Tyler Lockett. Having experience with their system and coaching staff will give players advantages in this truncated offseason. Wilson certainly fits that bill.
Second Team All-Pro Quarterback: Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
First Team All-Pro Running Back and Flex: Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
Alvin Kamara is one of the most dynamic running backs in the NFL. Despite being a Pro-Bowler in each of his first three seasons in the league, Kamara has never rushed for 1000 yards in a season. This is largely due to workload and health, however. Kamara has been among the best in the league in yards per rushing attempt every season, so it seems as if he gets the ball more, his rushing yards will skyrocket. After an injury plagued 2019 season where he still put up 1330 yards from scrimmage, Kamara could be in for a massive 2020 campaign. He is fully healthy and plays on one of the best teams in the NFL, who also sport one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. Kamara is extremely efficient and shifty, leading the league in broken tackles per attempt in 2019. The Flex All-Pro position nearly always goes to the running back selection, especially if they excel at catching the ball. Kamara surely does that.
Second Team All-Pro Running Back and Flex: Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
First Team All-Pro Wide Receivers: Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons and Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
Julio Jones is the best wide receiver in the NFL, according to the stats, and by a healthy margin. Jones has the most receiving yards in the NFL over the past 6 seasons by more than 1500 yards over the next closest player. He has finished top 2 in receiving yards in each of the past 3 seasons, but was named an All-Pro in none of them. That is simply ridiculous. This season he should produce again and finally get the respect he deserves. Jones is more than comfortable in the Falcons system and with quarterback Matt Ryan, which will be crucial in this odd season.
Davante Adams is another one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. Adams missed part of last season with an injury, but showed what he could do in 2018 with a monster season. He put up 111 receptions for 1386 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns that season. Back to full health, a replica of that season could certainly be on the table in 2020. In addition, Adams is the favorite target of Aaron Rodgers, and after the Packers did not add anybody to Rodgers’ cast of weapons this offseason, Adams will be the focal point of the offense once again. Due to being the only viable target on the offense and his chemistry with Rodgers, Adams may be the most targeted wide receiver in the NFL in 2020.
First Team All-Pro Tight End: George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
George Kittle is so impactful to the 49ers. Kittle may be the most valuable non-quarterback in football due to his ability in multiple facets of the game. Kittle is one of the best receiving tight ends in the NFL, as well as the best blocking tight end. He is more dominant blocking than some offensive tackles. Kittle is fresh off of a 5-year, $75 million contract extension that may likely be seen as a bargain for the team when it is complete. Kittle is the centerpiece of the Niners offense and the favorite target of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. There is no reason to believe Kittle will slow down in 2020. Kittle is bound to keep improving as he enters his 4th season in the NFL. George Kittle is bound to repeat as an All-Pro in 2020 with his elite two-way skills that are extremely rare for a tight end.
Second Team All-Pro Tight End: Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
First Team All-Pro Left Tackle: Ronnie Stanley, Baltimore Ravens
The hardest position group to predict is the offensive line. There are not nearly enough statistics to analyze it like other positions. Therefore, a lot of offensive linemen are disrespected. Despite that, they still earn All-Pro honors– like every other position. Ronnie Stanley is the best left tackle in the game. Stanley was a brick wall in 2019 and was rewarded with All-Pro honors. He allowed 0 sacks last season on quarterback Lamar Jackson who loves to scramble, making it even more impressive. He is an athletic tackle who is just 26 years old. Playing in an electric offense in Baltimore will help his publicity and performance.
Second Team All-Pro Left Tackle: Laremy Tunsil, Houston Texans
First Team All-Pro Left Guard: Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts
Quenton Nelson is the most dominant offensive linemen in the NFL. Already a 2-time All-Pro in 2 seasons in the league, Nelson is on a Hall of Fame trajectory. Nelson has been simply dominant during his time in the league and is continuing to improve. He allowed 0 sacks on 1042 snaps last season. That earned Nelson an elite 91.2 PFF grade. Just 24 years of age, Nelson likely has not yet reached his peak, a scary sight for the rest of the league. Nelson anchors one of the best offensive lines in the NFL for the Colts. Quenton Nelson figures to keep improving, and is primed for another All-Pro berth in 2020.
Second Team All-Pro Left Guard: Dalton Risner, Denver Broncos
First Team All-Pro Center: Erik McCoy, New Orleans Saints
The center position has been dominated over the past few seasons by star veterans Jason Kelce and Rodney Hudson. I don’t predict that they will have a significant drop of play in 2020, however there are a group of young centers ready to surpass them. Erik McCoy leads that pack. McCoy was surprisingly dominant as a rookie for the Saints in 2019. He started all 16 games at center for what turned out to be one of the best offensive lines in the game. McCoy allowed just one sack on the season. Penalties were a bit of an issue, but that is common for a rookie. As he enters his second season in the league, McCoy is poised to take a big stride forward this season. I think that step forward will result in an All-Pro selection for Erik McCoy in 2020.
Second Team All-Pro Center: Frank Ragnow, Detroit Lions
First Team All-Pro Right Guard: Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys
Zack Martin is the standard for offensive guards in the NFL. Martin is extremely durable and consistent. He has started 94 of 96 possible games in his 6-year career. Martin has been a Pro Bowler in each of those seasons and an All-Pro in four of them. Martin is in the prime of his career and showed that in 2019, which was possibly his best season. He allowed 0 sacks on 1114 snaps. Entering his age-30 season, Martin is very underrated and may yet be the best player on the Cowboys. Martin should continue to be a dominant force and one of the best guards in the NFL in 2020.
Second Team All-Pro Right Guard: Brandon Scherff, Washington Football Team
First Team All-Pro Right Tackle: Orlando Brown Jr., Baltimore Ravens
Orlando Brown Jr. broke out into a Pro Bowl caliber right tackle last season. The Oklahoma product improved tremendously in Year 2, and that should continue in Year 3. Brown is massive at 6’8″ and an athletic specimen. He started all 16 games at right tackle for the Ravens in 2019. He played very well allowing just three sacks in 1104 snaps. Blocking for Lamar Jackson is a challenge, but Brown was rock solid. As he gains experience in his third year in the league, Brown is primed to leap to an All-Pro level. Brown is the other bookend across Ronnie Stanley on the Baltimore offensive line, so they should be a stout group this season. Orlando Brown Jr. is poised to become an All-Pro right tackle in 2020.
Second Team All-Pro Right Tackle: Ryan Ramczyk, New Orleans Saints
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