On Friday, the Associated Press released its NFL All-Pro list. The All-Pro honor is one of the most prestigious an NFL player can receive and is often taken into consideration when evaluating the legacy of a player. The AP All-Pro list is created by a national panel of 50 media members. The AP lists both a first and second team All-Pro honor. This year, three Baltimore Ravens made the list, one as a first team player, and two as second-team All-Pro players. It should be no surprise that Justin Tucker is the first-team All-Pro kicker, while guard Marshal Yanda and inside linebacker C.J. Mosley both made the list as second-team All-Pro players.
Justin Tucker, who was snubbed from the Pro Bowl, was named to his fourth AP All-Pro list. He was a first-team All-Pro in 2013, 2016, and now 2018. He also was named a second-team All-Pro in 2017. In 2018 Tucker converted on 35 of 39 field goals for an 89.7% field goal conversion rate. He also hit on all but one extra point this year. His first career missed extra point came in Baltimore’s loss to the New Orleans Saints and inspired many fantastic memes. He finished 36/37 on the year with extra points.
Marshal Yanda is no stranger to the AP All-Pro list. The 2018 second-team honor is the fourth second-team All-Pro honor of his career (2011, 2012, 2016, 2018). Yanda was also named a first-team All-Pro three times, once in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Yanda, known for his aggressive and effective blocking style, continues to perform at an elite level in his 12th year in the league.
C.J. Mosley is quickly turning into one of the NFL’s brightest stars. Not only was the inside linebacker selected to the Pro Bowl again for the fourth time in his first five years in the NFL, but he was also named an AP second-team All-Pro for the fourth time in his young NFL career. Mosley made 70 tackles and 35 assists for a combined 105 tackles in 2018. The inside linebacker is a fierce run stuffer and can pressure the quarterback as well as anyone. Mosley’s top highlight of 2018 came in the final week when he picked off Baker Mayfield to secure a playoff berth.