The 2017 NFL regular season has been over for a few weeks now, but awards and honors are still slowly being released by various outlets (click here and here to see the selections for the Pro Bowl and All-Pro teams, respectively).
Until today, however, the rookies in football had not received recognition for their first-year performances. The Pro Football Writers Association has come through though, releasing their list earlier this afternoon. They’re the only media outlet that regularly puts out an all-rookie team at the end of each season.
Here it is:
QB: Deshaun Watson, Texans
TE: Evan Engram, Giants
C: Pat Elflein, Vikings
K: Harrison Butker, Chiefs
P: Rigoberto Sanchez, Colts
KR: Ryan Switzer, Cowboys
PR: Jamal Agnew, Lions
ST: Budda Baker, Cardinals
Watson made the list despite being limited to the first seven games of the season due to injury. Kamara, Baker and Agnew all made the AP All-Pro team in addition to the All-Rookie team. The former two also were named to the Pro Bowl, along with Hunt and Lattimore.
Sanchez is the lone undrafted rookie to make the team.
Also of note is Williams being named to the team in the wake of his disastrous missed tackle that helped the Vikings beat the Saints in the playoffs just two days ago.
The Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year will be named at the NFL Honors awards show the day before Super Bowl LII.