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NFL: 2020 PFWA All-Rookie Team Announced

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NFL: 2020 PFWA All-Rookie Team Announced

2021-01-19 18:06:32

 

-Posted by Daniel Mogollon, Staff Writer; Image: Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor. (Image Source: Matthew Stockman / Getty Images)

The Indianapolis Colts led all clubs with four All-Rookie selections with running back Jonathan Taylor, placekicker Rodrigo Blankenship, kick returner Isaiah Rodgers and special teamer Jordan Glasgow. The three Colts special teams unit honorees tied a PFWA record accomplished by the 2015 Seattle Seahawks and the 2016 Kansas City Chiefs.

The Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Chargers each had two selections. In all, 17 clubs are represented among the 27 players honored.

The All-Rookie team offense includes Herbert at quarterback, Jacksonville’s James Robinson and Taylor at running back, Pittsburgh’s Chase Claypool and Minnesota’s Justin Jefferson at wide receiver, Cleveland tight end Harrison Bryant, Denver center Lloyd Cushenberry III, Seattle’s Damien Lewis and New England’s Mike Onwenu at guard and Cleveland’s Jedrick Wills Jr. and Tampa Bay’s Tristan Wirfs at tackle.

The All-Rooke defense consists of defensive linemen Derrick Brown (Carolina), Raekwon Davis (Miami), Javon Kinlaw (San Francisco) and Young, linebackers Kenneth Murray Jr. (Los Angeles Chargers), Patrick Queen (Baltimore) and Isaiah Simmons (Arizona), Minnesota’s Cameron Dantzler and Kansas City’s L’Jarius Sneed at cornerback and Carolina’s Jeremy Chinn and Tampa Bay’s Antoine Winfield Jr. at safety.

Placekicker Blankenship, Kansas City punter Tommy Townsend, kick returner Rodgers, Baltimore punt returner James Proche II and special teamer Glasgow make up the All-Rookie special teams selections.

The PFWA has awarded an All-Rookie team every season since 1974.
 
2020 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: QB Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers
2020 OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: QB Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers
2020 DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: DE Chase Young, Washington Football Team
 
2020 PFWA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

Offense
QB – Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers
RB – James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars; Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts
WR – Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers; Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings
TE – Harrison Bryant, Cleveland Browns
C – Lloyd Cushenberry III, Denver Broncos
G – Damien Lewis, Seattle Seahawks; Mike Onwenu, New England Patriots
T – Jedrick Wills Jr., Cleveland Browns; Tristan Wirfs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Defense
DL – Derrick Brown, Carolina Panthers; Raekwon Davis, Miami Dolphins; Javon Kinlaw, San Francisco 49ers; Chase Young, Washington Football Team
LB – Kenneth Murray Jr., Los Angeles Chargers; Patrick Queen, Baltimore Ravens; Isaiah Simmons, Arizona Cardinals
CB – Cameron Dantzler, Minnesota Vikings; L’Jarius Sneed, Kansas City Chiefs
S – Jeremy Chinn, Carolina Panthers; Antoine Winfield Jr., Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Special Teams
PK – Rodrigo Blankenship, Indianapolis Colts
P – Tommy Townsend, Kansas City Chiefs
KR – Isaiah Rodgers, Indianapolis Colts
PR – James Proche II, Baltimore Ravens
ST – Jordan Glasgow, Indianapolis Colts

 

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