The New Orleans Saints find seven players tapped for All-NFL, All-NFC teams
By Bob Garcia
Despite being knocked out of the playoffs, the Saints had one of the best teams in the NFL this year
This season has been great for the New Orleans Saints and, since good effort pays off, seven players from the franchise have been nominated to take part in the ALL-NFL and ALL-NFC teams. Four players were selected for the ALL-NFL team, including wide receiver Michael Thomas, tackle Ryan Ramczyk, defensive end Cameron Jordan and rookie punt returner Deonte Harris. On the other hand, cornerback Marshon Lattimore, kicker Wil Lutz and special teamer J.T Gray all made it to the ALL-NFC team. For Thomas and Jordan, this is the third year straight that they were selected for the NFC team.
Thomas has been doing more than playing this season, as he broke several records during his fourth season. He has new marks in receptions (149) and leading yards in the league with 1725, with an average of 107.8 yards per game. During this season alone he broke Marvin Harrison’s record of receptions (143) in a single season in Week 16. Ramczyk also got credit for allowing only 20 pressures total during this season, according to Pro Football Focus. He totals 1,058 snaps, playing in 99.44% of all offensive plays by the end of the season. Also making it to the NFL,
Harris is leading the league with 36 returns and 338 punt return yards, as well as combined returns, 60, and combined return yards with 982. Jordan added 15 and a half sacks for his personal best, now ranked third in the league, and 25 quarterback hits. Lattimore finished with 57 tackles and 14 pass breakups. Gray has been part of the special teams during this season, with 61.67% of the unit’s plays. And finally, Lutz made 88.9% of his field goals and is number 7 in the league’s ranking.