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Draft Status of 2013 Associated Press All Pro Team

By Chris Malumphy

The Associated Press named 62 players to its NFL 2013 All Pro team. Well over half (39) of the All Pros were selected in either the 1st or 2nd round of an NFL Draft. First round draft picks filled 29 (47%) of the All Pro spots while 2nd round selections grabbed 10 (16%) more positions. Seven 3rd rounders, three 4th round choices, three players selected in the 5th round, two players taken in the 6th round and one 7th rounder also made the All Pro team. Seven undrafted players were also honored by being named to the All Pro team.

Broncos' quarterback Peyton Manning was a unanimous selection. Manning was the first player selected in the 1998 draft. The only other top draft pick to make the 2013 All Pro team was Bills' defensive end Mario Williams, selected by Houston with the first choice in 2006.

That only two of the last 16 top picks made the 2013 All Pro teams says a lot about both the inability of teams to draft well and the mercurial and short careers of NFL players. Consider the top draft choices taken since Manning was selected first in 1998 who did not make the 2013 All Pro team: QB Tim Couch, DE Courtney Brown, QB Michael Vick, QB David Carr, QB Carson Palmer, QB Eli Manning, QB Alex Smith, QB JaMarcus Russell, T Jake Long, QB Matthew Stafford, QB Sam Bradford, QB Cam Newton, QB Andrew Luck and T Eric Fisher. Couch, Brown and Russell are already out of the league. Carr has rarely gotten on the field since he last started a few games in 2007. Vick and Long were injured and both their playing futures are hazy at the moment. Bradford was also hurt, but will return next year as a starter. Palmer and Eli Manning both started but combined for a whopping 49 interceptions and their careers appear to be headed downward. Newton and Luck continued to star, but the still young Stafford remains horribly erratic. It's too early to tell how brightly Fisher's star will shine.

The undrafted All Pro players included both fullbacks, Carolina's Mike Tolbert and Oakland's Marcel Reece, Eagles' tackle Jason Peters, Cincinnati linebacker Vontaze Burfict, place kickers Justin Tucker (Ravens) and Matt Prater (Broncos) and Rams' punter Johnny Hekker.

Two players selected in supplemental drafts also made the All Pro team: Browns' wide receiver Josh Gordon, taken with a 2nd round pick in the 2012 and 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks, taken with a 3rd round pick by the Bengals in 2006.

At draft time, it appears that it is easiest to spot talent at the defensive line and offensive tackle positions. Eight of the ten defensive lineman named All Pro were 1st round choices. Only the Panthers' Greg Hardy, a 6th rounder, and the Titans Jurrell Casey, a 6th round pick, broke the mold. Three of the four offensive tackles were 1st round choices, the only exception being the undrafted Jason Peters.

Draft Status of 2013 NFL AP All Pro Team
Quarterbacks
AP Team Name Team Drafted Round Pick Player Team Position College
1stPeyton ManningBroncos1998111ColtsQBTennessee
Running Backs
AP Team Name Team Drafted Round Pick Player Team Position College
1stLeSean McCoyEagles200922153EaglesRBPittsburgh
1stJamaal CharlesChiefs200831073ChiefsRBTexas
2ndAdrian PetersonVikings2007177VikingsRBOklahoma
2ndEddie LacyPackers201322961PackersRBAlabama
Full Backs
AP Team Name Team Drafted Round Pick Player Team Position College
1stMike TolbertPanthers             Coastal Carolina
2ndMarcel ReeceRaiders             Washington
Wide Receivers
AP Team Name Team Drafted Round Pick Player Team Position College
1stCalvin JohnsonLions2007122LionsWRGeorgia Tech
1stJosh GordonBrowns2012s200BrownsWRBaylor
2ndA.J. GreenBengals2011144BengalsWRGeorgia
2ndDemaryius ThomasBroncos201012222BroncosWRGeorgia Tech
2ndAntonio BrownSteelers2010626195SteelersWRCentral Michigan
Tight Ends
AP Team Name Team Drafted Round Pick Player Team Position College
1stJimmy GrahamSaints201033195SaintsTEMiami (FL)
2ndVernon Davis49ers200616649ersTEMaryland
Tackles
AP Team Name Team Drafted Round Pick Player Team Position College
1stJoe ThomasBrowns2007133Browns TWisconsin
1stJason PetersEagles             Arkansas
2ndTyron SmithCowboys2011199Cowboys TUSC
2ndJoe Staley49ers20071282849ers TCentral Michigan
Guards
AP Team Name Team Drafted Round Pick Player Team Position College
1stLouis VasquezBroncos200931478Chargers GTexas Tech
1stEvan MathisEagles200531579Panthers GAlabama
2ndJahri EvansSaints2006411108Saints TBloomsburg (PA)
2ndLogan MankinsPatriots200513232Patriots GFresno State
2ndJosh SittonPackers2008436135Packers TCentral Florida
Centers
AP Team Name Team Drafted Round Pick Player Team Position College
1stRyan KalilPanthers200722759Panthers CUSC
2ndAlex MackBrowns200912121Browns CCalifornia
Defensive Ends
AP Team Name Team Drafted Round Pick Player Team Position College
1stJ.J. WattTexans201111111TexansDEWisconsin
1stRobert QuinnRams201111414RamsDENorth Carolina
2ndMario WilliamsBills2006111TexansDENorth Carolina State
2ndGreg HardyPanthers201066175PanthersDEMississippi
Defensive Tackles
AP Team Name Team Drafted Round Pick Player Team Position College
1stGerald McCoyBuccaneers2010133BuccaneersDTOklahoma
1stNdamukong SuhLions2010122LionsDTNebraska
2ndDontari PoeChiefs201211111ChiefsDTMemphis
2ndMuhammad WilkersonJets201113030JetsDTTemple
2ndJurrell CaseyTitans201131377TitansDTUSC
2ndJustin Smith49ers2001144BengalsDEMissouri
Outside Linebackers
AP Team Name Team Drafted Round Pick Player Team Position College
1stRobert MathisColts200353138ColtsDEAlabama A&M
1stLavonte DavidBuccaneers201222658BuccaneersLBNebraska
2ndTamba HaliChiefs200612020ChiefsDEPenn State
2ndAhmad Brooks49ers2006s300BengalsLBVirginia
Inside Linebackers
AP Team Name Team Drafted Round Pick Player Team Position College
1stLuke KuechlyPanthers2012199PanthersLBBoston College
1stNaVorro Bowman49ers20103279149ersLBPenn State
2ndVontaze BurfictBengals             Arizona State
2ndKarlos DansbyCardinals20042133CardinalsLBAuburn
Cornerbacks
AP Team Name Team Drafted Round Pick Player Team Position College
1stRichard ShermanSeahawks2011523154SeahawksDBStanford
1stPatrick PetersonCardinals2011155CardinalsDBLouisiana State
2ndAqib TalibPatriots200812020BuccaneersDBKansas
2ndJoe HadenBrowns2010177BrownsDBFlorida
2ndAlterraun VernerTitans201046104TitansDBUCLA
Safeties
AP Team Name Team Drafted Round Pick Player Team Position College
1stEarl ThomasSeahawks201011414SeahawksDBTexas
1stEric BerryChiefs2010155ChiefsDBTennessee
2ndEric WeddleChargers20072537ChargersDBUtah
2ndKam ChancellorSeahawks201052133SeahawksDBVirginia Tech
2ndJairus ByrdBills200921042BillsDBOregon
2ndT.J. WardBrowns20102638BrownsDBOregon
2ndDevin McCourtyPatriots201012727PatriotsDBRutgers
2ndAntrel RolleGiants2005188CardinalsDBMiami (FL)
Place Kickers
AP Team Name Team Drafted Round Pick Player Team Position College
1stJustin TuckerRavens             Texas
2ndMatt PraterBroncos             Central Florida
Punters
AP Team Name Team Drafted Round Pick Player Team Position College
1stJohnny HekkerRams             Oregon State
2ndBrandon FieldsDolphins2007715225Dolphins PMichigan State
Kick Returners
AP Team Name Team Drafted Round Pick Player Team Position College
1stCordarrelle PattersonVikings201312929VikingsWRTennessee
2ndDexter McClusterChiefs20102436ChiefsRBMississippi

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