Published: Sat, January 09, 2016
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Texans JJ Watt unanimous choice for 2015 AP NFL All-Pro Team

Texans JJ Watt unanimous choice for 2015 AP NFL All-Pro Team

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt continued his award-winning week with his selection Friday to the 2015 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team. He received 24 votes at defensive end and 17 at linebacker from the 50-member voting pool.

Meanwhile, as clear as Peterson and Watt were at their positions, there was an equal amount of uncertainty over where to put Raiders defender Khalil Mack. "I'm a team guy", Mack told AP. "I think they (voters) saw that".

The last time the Raiders had a first-team All-Pro selection was 2010, when cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha and punter Shane Lechler were honored.

Peterson was selected to the second team in his rookie season of 2007 and in 2013. Other players have made the first team at one position and the second team at another, but Mack is the first player in history to make the first team at multiple positions.

Mack's started games at both spots and his unique skill set enable him to be used in both roles as the Raiders used a variety of 4-3 and 3-4 looks.

Watt was an unanimous choice at defensive end, an achievement matched by Adrian Peterson, who picked up all 50 votes at running back after missing the 2014 season.

Watt led the league in sacks for the second time in his career with 17.5, including three in the Texans division-clinching season finale against Jacksonville.

 

 

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