The defensive duel of Aaron Donald is still in the running for the NFL's MVP award, but can now continue his career.
Donald, who led the league in the league at 20.5, was the only unanimous decision to win the first-team All Pro honors by being voted on by a nationwide panel of 50 The Associated Press media members ,
"That's surreal," Donald told the AP. Wow, you see the hard work pays off and my teammates and coaches have a lot of credit for pushing me and helping me. "
Donald's selection marks his fourth consecutive all-pro recognition and was accompanied by team-mate Todd Gurley, who made his second all-pro team in a row.
The Kansas City Chiefs had a strong presence in the All Pro team, led by Patrick Mahomes, who was sensational in the second year and received 45 votes. Mahomes, who pioneered the MVP award, was joined by a trio of teammates: the tight end of Travis Kelce, the right-wing attack on Mitchell Schwartz, and the wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who made the list flex.
Mahomes conquered the league in 2018, beating 12 interceptions at 5,087 yards and 50 touchdowns, while leading the Chiefs to a 12-4 record and being the number one postseason AFC player.
The AP 2018 All-Pro team also saw a team of rookie teammates gain the honor of Indianapolis Colts guard Quenton Nelson and linebacker Darius Leonard since 1965, who, as initiators of the Pro Bowl, had a curious omission. However, Leonard's selection effectively took care of the hustle and bustle and experienced a vigorous rookie campaign by leading the NFL with 163. He finished his extraordinary rookie campaign with seven sacks, two interceptions and four forced fumbling.
Nelson and Leonard were among the four rookies who premiered for the All-Pro team. The two Colts players are backed by Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James and Seattle Seahawks punter Michael Dickson.
After being overlooked during the Pro Bowl vote, Leonard, Schwartz and Green Bay Packers David Bakhtiari, the center of Philadelphia Eagles's Jason Kelce, left the defensive defenders of Los Angeles Chargers. Desmond King and kicker Justin Tucker of Baltimore Ravens were named All-Pro.
The Chicago Bears had four All-Pro selections: full-back Khalil Mack, cornerback Kyle Fuller, security Eddie Jackson and Punt returner Tarik Cohen.
Houston Texans Defensive End J.J. Watt and Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly were called into their fifth All-Pro Team. Other notable players who are topping the pack with previous All-Pro honors are Seahawks defender Bobby Wagner (fourth), Dallas Cowboys right guard Zack Martin (third) and Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, whose 46 votes for each offensive player are the most Voices were.
The third recipient of New Orleans Saints, Michael Thomas, created his first All-Pro team.
The All-Pro team will be rounded off with New England Patriots cornerstone Stephon Gilmore, defensive defender Fletcher Cox of Eagles, New York Jets returnee Andre Roberts and specialist team-mate Adrian Phillips.
Quarterback: Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
Running back: Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
Flex: Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
Tight End: Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
Broad Recipient: Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints; DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
Left Tackle: David Bakhtiari, Green Bay Packers
Right Tackle: Mitchell Schwartz, Kansas City Chiefs
Left Guard: Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts
Right Guard: Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys
Center: Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles
Edge Rushers: JJ Watts, Houston Texans; Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears
Interior Linemen: Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams; Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles
Linebackers: Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers; Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks; Darius Leonard, Indianapolis Colts
Cornerbacks: Kyle Fuller, Chicago Bears; Stephon Gilmore, New England Patriots
Collateral: Eddie Jackson, Chicago Bears; Derwin James, Los Angeles Chargers
Defender: Desmond King, Los Angeles Chargers  SPECIAL TEAMS
Placekicker: Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
Punter: Michael Dickson, Seattle Seahawks 19659002] Kick Returner: Andre Roberts, New York Jets
Returnees: Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
Special Teamer: Adrian Phillips, Los Angeles Chargers
Quarterback Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Running Back: Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
Bend: Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
Tight End: George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
Widely Recipient: Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons; Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
Left Device: Duane Brown, Seattle Seahawks; Terron Armstead, New Orleans Saints
Right Attack: Ryan Ramczyk, New Orleans Saints
Left Guard: Joel Bitonio, Cleveland Browns
Right Guard: Marshal Yanda, Baltimore Ravens
Center: Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh Steelers
By Miller, Denver Broncos;
Cameron Jordan, New Orleans Saints;
Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns;
Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings
Interior Linemen: Chris Jones, Kansas City Chiefs; J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
Linebackers: By Miller, Denver Broncos; C.J. Mosley, Baltimore Ravens; Leighton Vander Esch, Dallas Cowboys
Cornerbacks: Byron Jones, Dallas Cowboys; Xavien Howard, Miami Dolphins
Collateral: Jamal Adams, New York Jets; Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings
Defender: Derwin James, Los Angeles Chargers  SPECIAL TEAMS
Placekicker: Aldrick Rosas, New York Giant
Punter: Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams  Kick Returner: Cordarrelle Patterson, Patriots from New England
Punt Returner: Desmond King, Los Angeles Chargers
Special Team: Cory Littleton, Los Angeles Rams