Highlights From the NFL’s 2022 All-Pro Team

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The NFL recently announced its 2022 All-Pro team. How the teams were compiled changed a bit this year, now fans vote for the teams rather than 50 media members. This is a move that was expected for a while as the NBA and other major sports leagues made moves for interactivity with fans.  We will break down the members of the first and second team, and some of the highlights of the roster. 

First Team

Quarterback: Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

Running Back: Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Raiders

Tight End: Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs

Wide Receivers: Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings; Tyreek Hill, Miami Dolphins; Devante Adams, Las Vegas Raiders

Left Tackle: Trent Williams, San Francisco 49ers

Right Tackle: Lane Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles

Left Guard: Joe Bitonio, Cleveland Browns

Right Guard: Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys

Center: Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles

Edge Rushers: Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers; Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys

Defensive Tackles: Chris Jones, Kansas City Chiefs; Quinnen Williams, New York Jets

Linebackers: Fred Warner, San Francisco 49ers; Roquan Smith, Baltimore Ravens; Matt Milano, Buffalo Bills

Cornerbacks: Sauce Gardner, New York Jets; Patrick Surtain II, Denver Broncos

Safeties: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh Steelers; Talanoa Hufanga, San Francisco 49ers

Kicker: Daniel Carlson, Las Vegas Raiders 

Punter: Tommy Townsend, Kansas City Chiefs

Kicker Returner: Keisean Nixon, Green Bay Packers

Punt Returner: Marcus Jones, New England Patriots

Special Teamer: Jeremy Reaves, Washington Commanders

Long Snapper: Andrew DePaola, Minnesota Vikings

Second Team

Quarterback: Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles

Running Back: Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns

Tight End: George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers

Wide Receivers: AJ Brown, Philadelphia Eagles; Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills; Ceedee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys

Left Tackle: Andrew Thomas, New York Giants

Right Tackle: Tristan Wirfs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Left Guard: Joe Thuney, Kansas City Chiefs

Right Guard: Chis Lindstrom, Atlanta Falcons

Center:  Creed Humphrey, Kansas City Chiefs

Edge Rushers: Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns; Haason Reddick, Philadelphia Eagles

Defensive Tackles: Dexter Lawrence, New York Giants; Jeffery Simmons, Tennessee Titans

Linebackers: Bobby Wagner, Los Angeles Rams; C.J. Mosley, New York Jets; Demario Davis, New Orleans Saints

Cornerbacks: Jaire Alexander, Green Bay Packers; James Bradberry, Philadelphia Eagles

Safeties: Derwin James, Los Angeles Chargers; Justin Simmons, Denver Broncos

Kicker: Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens

Punter: Ryan Stonehouse, Tennessee Titans

Kicker Returner: Kene Nwangwu, Minnesota Vikings

Punt Returner: Kalif Raymond, Detroit Pistons

Special Teamer: George Odum, San Francisco 49ers

Long Snapper: Nick Moore, Baltimore Ravens

All-Pro Roster Highlights

While there were some familiar faces in many of these positions. Two of them, Justin Jefferson and Travis Kelce, were unanimous selections to the team. There was also a historic first time appearance. New York Jets rookie Sauce Garnder became the first rookie corner to appear on the NFL All-Pro first team in 41 years. Along with this, all six of the special team players that made the All-Pro first team were inaugural members. When looking through this roster, it is clear that there is loads of talent dispersed throughout the league and the NFL is in very good hands as it continues the transition into a new era.