PFF’s All-Pro Team through Week 4
For a majority of the NFL, the first quarter of the season has passed. See which players made our All-Pro Team through Week 4.
PFF’s All-Pro Team through Week 4
Can you believe a quarter of the season (for all but two teams) is in the books? As always, we’ve been watching every player, on every play, of every game; with that information, we feel it’s time to unleash our All-Pro Team through Week 4.
Quarterback: Carson Palmer (Cardinals)
It was close, and it’s arguable that if Big Ben didn’t get hurt, he was in pole position. But he did, and it opened the door for Palmer to squeeze through in front of Rodgers. He’s worked wonders behind a line that isn’t always the most helpful.
Honorable Mentions: Aaron Rodgers (Packers), Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers), and Tom Brady (Patriots)
Running back: Chris Ivory (Jets)
The effort of Ivory against the Dolphins propelled him onto this list, where he was at his bruising best. No running back has a higher grade rushing the ball, and only one (Carlos Hyde) has forced more missed tackles.
Honorable mentions: Carlos Hyde (49ers) and Giovanni Bernard (Bengals)
Fullback: Patrick DiMarco (Falcons)
DiMarco has been so much better than his peers, there is no need for any honorable mentions.
Tight end: Rob Gronkowski (Patriots)
Despite playing one fewer game than most of his peers (New England had a bye in Week 4), Gronk still has a grade nearly three times better than anyone other tight end.
Honorable mentions: Tyler Eifert (Bengals)
Wide receivers: Julio Jones (Falcons) and Antonio Brown (Steelers)
These two may be coming off quiet weeks, but such was their sustained brilliance through the first three games of the year. They’re head and shoulders above our wide receiver rankings.
Honorable mentions: Steve Smith (Ravens) and James Jones (Packers)
Slot receiver: Larry Fitzgerald (Cardinals)
Redemption, thy name is Fitzgerald. He looked like his best years may be behind him after last season, but nothing has been further from the case in 2015. It’s telling that Carson Palmer has a 154.9 rating when throwing the ball his way.
Honorable Mentions: Randall Cobb (Packers)
Tackles: Joe Thomas (Browns) and Sebastian Vollmer (Patriots)
This isn’t the year Joe Thomas takes a step backwards, and if any one player in the NFL can be described as a constant, it’s the immoveable Thomas. On the right side, there is a gulf between Vollmer and every other right tackle. If it feels like that sentence has been written before, it’s because it has.
Honorable mentions: Terron Armstead (Saints) and Andrew Whitworth (Bengals)
Guards: Gabe Jackson (Raiders) and Marshal Yanda (Ravens)
The Raiders look like they’ve hit the jackpot with Jackson, who could be developing into one of the best guards in the league if his first four games of his sophomore season are anything to go by. The Ravens already know they’ve hit the jackpot with Yanda. He’ll go down as one of the best lineman of his generation, and his start to 2015 does nothing to harm that.
Honorable mentions: Ramon Foster (Steelers), Richie Incognito (Bills), and Clint Boling (Bengals)
Center: Ryan Kalil (Panthers)
It hasn’t been the best start to the year for centers across the league, but Kalil has done enough in the run game to warrant bragging rights amongst his peers.
Honorable mentions: Mike Pouncey (Dolphins)
Turn the page for defense and special teams