These Patriots Players Also Received 2022 NFL All-Pro Votes

Marcus Jones was the Patriots' lone All-Pro


Jan 13, 2023

Rookie punt returner Marcus Jones was the only New England player to land a spot on the 2022 Associated Press All-Pro first or second teams.

But several other Patriots garnered All-Pro consideration.

The following players received votes but failed to make the cut:

— Right guard Mike Onwenu finished third in All-Pro voting at his position, the highest of any Patriots player outside of Jones. He wasn’t especially close to the top two, however, as Dallas’ Zack Martin received 111 votes and Atlanta’s Chris Lindstrom got 60 to Onwenu’s 15.

Onwenu, a legitimate Pro Bowl snub, was the Patriots’ best offensive lineman this season and did not miss an offensive snap until Week 18.

— Matthew Judon, the only Patriot to crack the AFC’s Pro Bowl roster, ranked sixth in Pro Bowl voting among a deep group of outside linebackers. Judon’s 15 1/2 sacks this season were tied for fourth-most behind All-Pro first-teamer Nick Bosa and second-teamers Myles Garrett and Haason Reddick.

Dallas’ Micah Parsons nabbed the other first-team spot, with Las Vegas’ Maxx Crosby finishing ahead of Judon in fifth place.

— Kyle Dugger finished 13th among safeties but did receive one first-team vote. He returned interceptions for touchdowns in two of the Patriots’ final four games and also scored on a fumble return in Week 5.

Veteran Devin McCourty received one All-Pro vote, tying him for 18th at the position.

— Matthew Slater’s four votes put him fifth among special teamers. Impressive rookie Brenden Schooler garnered just one vote despite ranking tied for second in solo special teams tackles and recovering two muffed punts and a blocked punt.

— Jones also received one vote as a kick returner to go along with his 147 as a punt returner. Forty-seven of the 50 first-place punt return votes went to the Patriots’ third-round rookie, with Detroit’s Kalif Raymond getting two and Baltimore’s Devin Duvernay — who landed the AFC’s Pro Bowl nod over Jones — drawing one.

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