How's this for parody in the league; the 2016 NFL All Pro team has 17 new faces compared to the squad of 2015. Think about that, 17 of 28 players (11 offense, 12 defense, and 5 special teams) or 61%, are guys who were not blessed with the honor just one year ago. Here are are 2016 NFL All Pro First Team players:

OFFENSE

  • QB: Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons - 1st career selection
  • RB: Ezekiel Elliott (R), Dallas Cowboys - 1st career selection
  • RB: David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals - 1st career selection
  • WR: Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons - 2nd career selection (2015)
  • WR: Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers -3rd career selection (2014, 2015)
  • TE: Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs - 1st career selection
  • LT: Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys - 2nd career selection (2014)
  • LG: Kelechi Osemele, Oakland Raiders - 1st career selection
  • C: Travis Frederick, Dallas Cowboys - 1st career selection
  • RG: Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys - 2nd career selection (2014)
  • RT: Jack Conklin (R), Tennessee Titans - 1st career selection

DEFENSE

  • DE: Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders - 2nd career selection (2015)
  • DE: Vic Beasley (R), Atlanta Falcons - 1st career selection
  • DT: Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams - 2nd career selection (2015)
  • DT: Damon Harrison, New York Giants - 1st career selection
  • LB: Von Miller, Denver Broncos - 3rd career selection (2012, 2015)
  • LB: Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks - 2nd career selection (2014)
  • LB: Sean Lee, Dallas Cowboys - 1st career selection
  • CB: Aqib Talib, Denver Broncos - 1st career selection
  • CB: Marcus Peters, Kansas City Chiefs - 1st career selection
  • S: Landon Collins, New York Giants - 1st career selection 
  • S: Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs - 3rd career selection (2013, 2015)
  • DB: Chris harris Jr., Denver Broncos - 1st career selection

SPECIAL TEAMS

  • Kicker: Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens - 2nd selection (2013)
  • Punter: Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams - 3rd selection (2013, 2015)
  • Kick Returner: Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings - 2nd selection (2013)
  • Punt Returner: Tyreek Hill (R), Kansas City Chiefs - 1st career selection
  • Special Teamer: Matthew Slater, New England Patriots - 1st career selection

When we step back and break it all down we notice that no player selected has been named an All Pro (1st team) more than three times; Antonio Brown, Von Miller, Eric Berry, and Johnny Hekker. Only six teams; Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, New York Giants, and Oakland, had multiple players receive the honor. Only seven players, Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, Khalil Mack, Aaron Donald, Von Miller, Eric Berry, and Johnny Hekker made the list in back-to-back seasons.

Congratulations to all the 2016 NFL All Pro 1st Teamers!