The season has ended and the Associated Press as promised has released their annual first and second teams for their All-Pro honors.
Among the eight Rams named to the prestigious team, six of them were listed on the 1st-team which is the biggest honor of the NFL season aside from the MVP. Those players: RB Todd Gurley, LT Andrew Whitworth, DL Aaron Donald, K Greg Zuerlein, P Johnny Hekker and KR Pharoh Cooper. The two other listed were LG Rodger Saffold who missed out on 1st-team by one vote and PR Pharoh Cooper who was named the kick returner for the first team but was edge out by rookie Jamal Agnew of the Detroit Lions for punt returner on the first team.
The total Rams votes are as follows:
RB: Todd Gurley 46, LeVeon Bell 3, Kareem Hunt 1
LT: Andrew Whitworth 24, David Bakhtiari 10, Taylor Lewan 5, Tyron Smith 4, Joe Staley 2, Trent Williams 1, Lane Johnson 1
LG: Andrew Norwell 11, Rodger Saffold 10, Richie Incognito 8, Kelechi Osemele 7, David DeCastro 3, Zack Martin 3, Joel Bitonio 2, Josh Sitton 2, Marshal Yanda 1, Brandon Brooks 1, Andrus Peat 1, Brandon Scherff 1
DL: Aaron Donald 49, Cam Heyward 21, Fletcher Cox 11, Calais Campbell 10, Geno Atkins 4, Kawann Short 2, Damon Harrison 1, Ndamukong Suh 1, Everson Griffen 1
S: Harrison Smith 45, Kevin Byard 12, Earl Thomas 11, Micah Hyde 9, Eric Weddle 7, Malcolm Jenkins 4, Reshad Jones 4, Landon Collins, 3, Keanu Neal Atlanta 2, Jordan Poyer 1, LaMarcus Joyner 1, Devin McCourty 1.
K: Greg Zuerlein 22, Justin Tucker 15, Chris Boswell 6, Robbie Gould 4, Stephen Gostkowski 3
P: Johnny Hekker 30, Brett Kern 17, Sam Koch 2, Shane Lechler 1
KR: Pharoh Cooper 42, Tyler Lockett 6, Cordarrelle Patterson 1, Alvin Kamara 1
PR: Jamal Agnew 40, Pharoh Cooper 6, Tyreek Hill 3, Tarik Cohen 1
ST: Budda Baker 30, Matthew Slater 6, Michael Thomas 3, Nick Dzubnar 2, Jeff Janis 2, Derrick Coleman 2, Kamu Grugier-Hill 1, Austin Ekeler 1, Pharoh Cooper 1, Marcus Sherels 1, Cory Littleton 1
RB Todd Gurley
LT Andrew Whitworth
DL Aaron Donald
K Greg Zuerlein
P Johnny Hekker
KR Pharoh Cooper
LG Rodger Saffold
PR Pharoh Cooper
All in all it’s nice to see Rams getting these types of awards. However, I feel as though the voters dropped the ball on putting LaMarcus Joyner on one of the teams in an incredible season for him. Joyner was tied for the third highest Pro Football Focus grade for a safety, accumulated 49 tackles, a forced fumble and three interceptions including taking on them to the house. I felt he was snubbed and on another note it was nice to see Cory Littleton get a vote of recognition. Littleton should definitely be a mainstay in the special teamer award race with the way he played.