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Giants’ DT Dexter Lawrence named to Players’ All-Pro Team

Another honor for Sexy Dexy

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Dexter Lawrence being double-teamed by the Eagles.
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The respect NFL players have for New York Giants defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence is obvious. Votes from players and coaches recently earned Lawrence Pro Bowl honors when fans did not have him in the top 10 in voting at the position. Now, Lawrence has been voted to the Players’ All-Pro Team.

Thirty players were named to the First Team.

  • Only active NFL players were eligible to vote, and each player could only vote once.
  • Players could not vote for themselves or for their teammates.
  • If a player missed five or more games as of Week 15 of the season, they were ineligible for a spot on the team.
  • Players voted for the position group they play in and line up against on the field. For example, centers could vote for: the best center, the best nose tackle, the best interior defensive lineman and the best off-ball linebacker in the league.
  • For the special teams (or “core teamers”) category, various player leaders from each locker room nominated their two top players for the ballot.

Lawrence finished the season with 4.5 sacks and 53 tackles in 16 games. He missed one game and played limited snaps over the final few weeks due to a hamstring injury. Lawrence finished the season as Pro Football Focus’s highest-graded interior defensive lineman with an elite 93.0 grade.



Quarterback: Lamar Jackson (Baltimore)
Running back: Christian McCaffrey (San Francisco)
Fullback: Kyle Juszczyk (San Francisco)
Wide Receiver (2): CeeDee Lamb (Dallas), Tyreek Hill (Miami)
Tight End: Travis Kelce (Kansas City)
Left Tackle: Trent Williams (San Francisco)
Left Guard (tie): Joel Bitonio (Cleveland), Tyler Smith (Dallas)
Center: Jason Kelce (Philadelphia)
Right Guard: Zack Martin (Dallas)
Right Tackle: Lane Johnson (Philadelphia)


Edge Rusher (2): Myles Garrett (Cleveland), Max Crosby (Las Vegas)
Nose Tackle: Dexter Lawrence (New York Giants)
Interior Defensive Lineman (2): Chris Jones (Kansas City), Aaron Donald (Los Angeles Rams)
Off-Ball Linebacker (2): Roquan Smith (Baltimore), Fred Warner (San Francisco)
Cornerback (2): DaRon Bland (Dallas), Pat Surtain II (Denver)
Free Safety: Jessie Bates III (Atlanta)
Strong Safety: Kyle Hamilton (Baltimore)

Special teams

Kick Returner: Keisean Nixon (Green Bay)
Punt Returner: Derius Davis (Los Angeles Chargers)
Core Teamer (2): Jalen Reeves-Maybin (Detroit), Brenden Schooler (New England)
Kicker: Brandon Aubrey (Dallas)
Punter: AJ Cole (Las Vegas)
Long snapper: Ross Matiscik (Jacksonville)