Aaron Donald, Travis Kelce are unanimous NFL All-Pro First Team selections
The Associated Press announced its NFL All-Pro First Team selections on Friday, with Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce earning the highest of honors.
Donald and Kelce were the only players to be unanimously selected first-team All-Pro, a pretty clear statement they were the best players at their respective positions this season.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 8, 2021
Both players also had teammates joining them on All-Pro First Team. Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill was chosen as one of the three wideouts, while Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey was one of the two corners selected.
See the full list below, via ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The full AP NFL All-Pro first team, released today: pic.twitter.com/pzhVtohOGy
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 8, 2021
Donald is well accustomed to the All-Pro team. He has now been selected in each of the last six years, a truly unprecedented run of dominance for an interior lineman.
The three-time Defensive Player was the anchor for the NFL’s best defense, finishing the regular season with 13.5 sacks, 27 quarterback hits, 14 tackles for a loss and four forced fumbles. There is little question Donald is the top defensive player in the game, if not the best player in all of football.
This is Kelce’s third All-Pro selection. He set new career-highs in just about every offensive category this season, including receptions (105), receiving yards (1,416), yards per receptions (13.5) and receiving touchdowns (11). His athleticism and connection with Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes are absolutely vital to one of the explosive offenses in the NFL.
Donald and Kelce will hope to supplement their All-Pro selections with playoff wins. Donald and the Rams take on the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, while Kelce and the No. 1-seeded Chiefs have a bye.