Predicting the 2020 NFL All-Pro Team

Patrick Mahomes, Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images
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At the end of the 2020 NFL Season, the best of the best will be honored with placement on the Associated Press’s All-Pro Team

Each year, the Associated Press solicits votes from 50 members of the national media to determine the All-Pro Team for the National Football League. While the composition of each team varies slightly, the objective of the team, divided into the First-Team All-Pro and Second-Team All-Pro rosters, is to identify the top players in the game at their respective positions.

Using the distribution of the 2019 teams, we’ve made predictions about what the 2020 rosters will look like.

2020 NFL First-Team All-Pro Offense


Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

Lamar Jackson had a remarkable 2019 season which catapulted him to a First-Team All-Pro selection and the MVP. Despite that, it was Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes hoisting the Lombardi Trophy and Super Bowl MVP award. The highest-paid athlete in history will return to his throne as the First-Team All-Pro quarterback in 2020.

2019 Honoree: Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens

Running Back

Saquon Barkley, New York Giants

The continued improvement of Giants quarterback Daniel Jones will open up holes for Barkley. He has been amongst the most talented runners in the league since entering as the second-overall pick in the 2018 draft. The Giants are finally developing a team around him where he can be most effective.

2019 Honoree: Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers


Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans

The contract year is undefeated. Last year, Henry was outstanding on his way to leading the league in rushing attempts (303), rushing yards (1,540) and rushing touchdowns (16).

Hoping to get a massive contract extension, Henry was instead slapped with the franchise tag. Even still, at 26 years old, Henry will still be in line for a nice payday, provided 2020 serves as a prove-it year for the workhorse back.

2019 Honoree: Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers

Tight End

Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs

Despite the anonymous survey conducted by ESPN, give us Kelce over George Kittle. In the 2019 playoffs, Kelce had 19 catches for 207 yards and four touchdowns. Kittle managed just eight receptions for 71 yards and no scores.

Kelce is better than Kittle right now, and will one day be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

2019 Honoree: George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers

Wide Receivers

Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

Four seasons into his career, Thomas has three 100 reception seasons, four 1,000-yard seasons, 32 touchdowns, three Pro Bowls and two First-Team All-Pro selections. None of those trends change in 2020 and Thomas will be recognized as the best wideout in football by season’s end.

In an off year for the Falcons’ offense, Jones had 99 receptions, nearly 1,400 receiving yards and six touchdowns. For most wideouts that would be a career year. For Jones, it was a down one.

Expect the retooled and healthy Falcons’ offense to once again establish itself as a top five-offense, and Jones as one of the top wideouts in the NFL.

2019 Honorees: Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints; DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans