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All-Pro Predictions After Week Three.


Through three weeks of the NFL season, we are seeing the most dominant players in the NFL separate themselves from their peers. As always, the league has its fair share of parity, and the All-Pro predictions are no exception to this.

To keep things simple, we have used a traditional 11 personnel lineup on offense, and a matching nickel formation on defense.


OFFENSE


QB - Patrick Mahomes - Kansas City Chiefs

Mahomes has 802 passing yards already through the first three weeks of 2023, despite still acclimating to a new receiving corps and missing Travis Kelce for the opening game. As the new pass catchers assimilate further into the offense, the 2022 AP Most Valuable Player will represent the All-Pro team at signal caller.


RB - Bijan Robinson - Atlanta Falcons

This award is one of the most difficult to predict due to the volatile nature of the running back position. That being said, Bijan Robinson has already accumulated 315 scrimmage yards through three games, and figures to see a ramp up in usage as the Falcons fight for a playoff spot in a tightly packed NFC South.


WR - Tyreek Hill - Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins are a runway of high powered offense. Tyreek Hill is the perfect fit, on a roster full of dynamic playmakers and video-game speed. There is every chance that the 29-year-old eclipses the 2,000 yard record that he referenced in the offseason, and is galvanises himself as the best receiver in the NFL.


WR - Justin Jefferson - Minnesota Vikings

Speaking of the NFL's best wide receiver, Jefferson already has 458 yards through the first three weeks, pacing the league. He is the beneficiary of Kirk Cousins' solid play and will flirt with 200 total targets once again in 2023.


WR - Calvin Ridley - Jacksonville Jaguars

Despite just 13 catches for 173 yards through the first three weeks, Ridley will ride the wave of Trevor Lawrence's continued improvement. The young budding superstar quarterback started slow last year, and then showed his elite potential as the season drew to a close. Expect a similar bounce back, and Ridley to be the primary beneficiary.


TE - Travis Kelce - Kansas City Chiefs

Despite missing his first game, Kelce is head and shoulders above a languishing tight end crop. He already has eleven catches in his first two games, and figures to receive north of 130 targets on the year. There is no real competition for him here.


LT - Jordan Mailata - Philadelphia Eagles

At 6'8", 365 pounds, it is no mystery why the Australian left tackle has been such a dominant run blocker this season. He has allowed just six pressures in the first three games, with no sacks or hits allowed. He had a 96.9 overall PFF grade in week two, a simply absurdly dominant performance.


LG - Quenton Nelson (IND)

Nelson is returning to his elite form, allowing just two pressures and a hit through three weeks. The 2018 sixth overall pick will continue to show out in a bounce back season for the Colts' offensive line.


C - Creed Humphrey - Kansas City Chiefs

Humphrey has played 139 pass blocking snaps so far this season. He has allowed no sacks, hits or even pressures according to PFF. While his overall PFF grade is a modest 64.3 overall, look for him to have a career year and run away with All-Pro honours.


RG - Chris Lindstrom - Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons love to run the ball, and why wouldn't you with Lindstrom clearing huge holes in front of the back? Lindstrom elevates over Martin to make the All-Pro First Team.


RT - Penei Sewell - Detroit Lions

Sewell has a a 76.2 overall PFF grade through three weeks, and is the brightest spot on an incredible Lions offensive line. He just sneaks past Lane Johnson for the right tackle first team selection.


DEFENSE


EDGE - Micah Parsons - Dallas Cowboys

Parsons will not only be an All-Pro starter, but the defensive player of the year. His 91.8 overall PFF grade is coupled with an astounding 17 pressures, nine PFF credited stops and four sacks. In just three weeks.


EDGE - T.J. Watt - Pittsburgh Steelers

Similarly, Watt has a case for Defensive Player of the Year honours already. He has six sacks, two forced fumbles, a recovery returned for a touchdown and five tackles for loss. Not to mention an absurd 19 pressures.


DT - Jalen Carter - Philadelphia Eagles

Jalen Carter has a 94.8 overall PFF grade. Wow. Not only that, but he already has 12 pressures, two forced fumbles and 1.5 sacks, despite playing just 61 snaps. Carter will see an increase in snaps and wreck games en route to an All-Pro nod in his rookie season.


DT - Chris Jones - Kansas City Chiefs

Jones held out of the first week of the season, and was sorely missed. He already has 2.5 sacks since returning, as well as seven total pressures. He also has a 92.6 overall PFF grade, making him the perfect compliment next to Jalen Carter on the prestigious team.


LB - Jack Campbell - Detroit Lions

Despite being viewed as a reach at the 18th overall selection, Campbell has had a really solid start to his NFL campaign. As the Lions develop into a legitimate Super Bowl contender, the versatility of the Iowa product will be on full display.


LB - Fred Warner - San Fransisco 49ers

Warner is already making frequent plays through the first three weeks, notching a sack, two passes defended, two tackles for loss and 23 total tackles. He is perhaps the best linebacker in the NFL and a mainstay on the All-Pro roster.


CB - Sauce Gardner - New York Jets

The Defensive Rookie Of The Year backs up an impressive rookie campaign with a solid sophomore season and easily makes the All-Pro First Team. Look for Sauce to clamp down on opposing star receivers and drive offensive coordinators crazy.


CB - Patrick Surtain - Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos did give up the most yards ever in an NFL game, but this is hardly the fault of young budding star Surtain. In his first two games, he allowed just 33 yards and had three pass breakups, per PFF.


CB - Trent McDuffie - Kansas City Chiefs

Trent McDuffie is an absolute stud as a cornerback. He has been incredible in coverage, allowing just 64 yards on 13 targets. In run defense, McDuffie has seven PFF credited stops and has forced two fumbles, absolutely absurd numbers for a defensive back. His 90.6 overall PFF grade may be difficult to sustain, but make no mistake, the Kansas City Chiefs' sophomore star has arrived.


S - Jessie Bates - Atlanta Falcons

Arguably the best safety in the NFL, Bates is off to a terrific start to 2023. He has an overall grade of 91.2 by PFF, and has allowed just 15 yards in coverage. Bates has also forced a fumble, a league-leading three interceptions and 24 tackles already through three weeks.


S - Kyle Hamilton - Baltimore Ravens

Kyle Hamilton has proved to be an absolute draft steal for the Baltimore Ravens. Somehow, the Ravens' defensive back has already racked up eight PFF credit stops, two tackles for loss, three sacks, a forced fumble and a pass deflection. Oh, and he has allowed just 5.3 yards per target.



 

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