NFL Second-Team All-Pro Defense
Frank Clark, Kansas City Chiefs
Joey Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers
The second half of the season put together by Clark was incredible, and had injury not hampered him through the first half of 2019, he would have been an All-Pro a season ago. A healthy 2020, coupled with dangerous rushers around him on the line mean great things for Clark.
Bosa was finally healthy again for the Chargers and recorded 11.5 sacks en route to the Pro Bowl. A second consecutive healthy season will be clutch for the Chargers in 2020.
2019 Honorees: Shaq Barrett, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Cameron Jordan, New Orleans Saints
DeForest Buckner, Indianapolis Colts
Geno Atkins, Cincinnati Bengals
Finally the star of a defensive line, new Colts defensive tackle will shine in the role and prove the trade, and the contract, were great moves by Indy.
Atkins has been one of the best interior defensive lineman in the league for a long time, and will finally have a supporting cast that let’s him be the best version of himself in 2020.
2019 Honorees: Grady Jarrett, Atlanta Falcons; DeForest Buckner, San Francisco 49ers
Demario Davis, New Orleans Saints
T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers
Eric Kendricks, Minnesota Vikings
Davis and Kendricks are two of the best linebackers in the game, and were both First-Team selections in 2019. Their “demotion” to the second team is more about David and Leonard’s rise, rather than a drop-off in their ability.
Watt’s ceiling is not as high as the other youngsters who ascend to the First-Team this year, but he’s still a great linebacker still on the rise.
2019 Honorees: Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers; Darius Leonard, Indianapolis Colts; T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers