Ravens tight end Mark Andrews, kicker Justin Tucker and punt returner Devin Duvernay were named first-team All-Pro selections Friday by the Associated Press.
Andrews, a first-time All-Pro who was named a Pro Bowl starter last month, had one of the greatest seasons for a skill player in franchise history. Despite the Ravens’ late-season instability at quarterback, he finished with 107 catches for 1,361 yards in 17 games, both team records. He led all NFL tight ends in catches and targets and finished tied for first in touchdown catches (nine).
Andrews ended the season with five consecutive games of 85-plus receiving yards, the longest such streak by a tight end in league history. He also had the NFL’s fifth-highest run-blocking grade at the position, according to Pro Football Focus.
“If you’re on offense, and you’re a great player, you’re going to make life better for the quarterback. It doesn’t really matter whoever it is,” coach John Harbaugh said last week, after Andrews was voted the team’s Most Valuable Player by local media. “I just think it’s a great, great accomplishment, the season he’s had. He’s been tremendous this year, and I’m excited for the rest of his career here in Baltimore.”
Tucker, the most accurate kicker in NFL history and a five-time first-team All-Pro, made 35 of 37 field-goal attempts this season (an NFL-best 94.6%), including a league-record, game-winning 66-yarder against the Detroit Lions. Tucker also went 32-for-32 on extra-point attempts. A Pro Bowl starter, Tucker has made 58 straight field goals in the fourth quarter and overtime.
“When we go out there as a group and as a team, we know one thing: We’re putting one of the best players on our team in position to make the kick,” special teams coordinator Chris Horton said last …read more
Source:: The Denver Post