Alabama (SEC) — WR Julio Jones
The Falcons reached near historic level production from their offense in 2016 because of their All-Pro receiver. Yes, Matt Ryan had a career year and the running back duo is talented, but everything opens up when Jones is on the field. He’s a threat from anywhere, and his catch radius is second to none. The 6’3” wideout can get up for a jump ball or tip-toe the sideline with effortless grace. He’s got virtually every single attribute you’d ever want in a receiver.
Arizona (Pac-12) — TE Rob Gronkowski
Gronk has been a match-up nightmare ever since he stepped foot on a football field. The 6’6” juggernaut has all the tools for an elite pass catcher. He’s got sure hands, a strong body and the quickness to get up field. He’s on pace to shatter virtually every tight end record in existence. He’s already within 40 touchdowns of the record set by Antonio Gates, and has played in less than half the games of the longtime Charger. When it’s all said and done, Gronk will have a strong case as the greatest tight end to ever play.
Arizona State (Pac-12) — LB Terrell Suggs
The elder statesman of the Baltimore defense keeps on chugging along. T-Sizzle is a natural pass rusher that has made a living by hitting quarterbacks. His explosive first step and quick hands have thwarted countless left tackles and running backs attempting to block him over the years. The 35-year old has accounted for 125.5 sacks, made six Pro Bowls, and even has a Super Bowl ring in his trophy case.
Arkansas (SEC) — OT Jason Peters
Being selected to the Pro Bowl nine times must mean you’re doing something right. The longtime Buffalo Bill turned Philly Eagle has been one of the league’s top tackles since he was drafted in 2004. Had it not been for an untimely injury in 2017, Peters would be well on his way to a tenth Pro Bowl team and a seventh All-Pro nomination.
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