The San Francisco 49ers will not have any All Pro players in 2017, but they did have two players get votes by Associated Press writers. Left tackle Joe Staley received two votes, while kicker Robbie Gould received four votes. Here’s the breakdown of their respective positions.
Pro Football Focus does their own all pro team, and fittingly, Staley and Gould were the only two 49ers to make an appearance. Staley was second-team left tackle behind David Bakhtiari, and Gould was second-team kicker behind Matt Prater.
The 49ers head into the 2018 offseason with a ton of momentum and optimism. If they can build on their final five games, we could start to see more recognition in All Pro honors.
The AP team does feature some of the best players, but team performance will often have a big impact on voting. If Staley does not lose a step in 2018, I could see him climbing up the list with a full season of Jimmy Garoppolo. DeForest Buckner is a guy who might start to get more publicity with an improved team. I have no doubt that if Reuben Foster can play a full season, he’ll get quite a few All Pro votes.
Who are the most likely candidates on the current 49ers roster to break through in All Pro voting next year?