5 Detroit Lions make 2023 AP All-Pro team, including two first-teamers

5 Detroit Lions have made the 2023 AP All-Pro team, including two on the first team.
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The Detroit Lions had five players selected for the Pro Bowl, and another seven were selected as alternates. It was fair to assume the All-Pro teams would be similar kind to them, and on Friday the AP announced their All-Pro teams for this season.

Five Lions received All-Pro honors, the most meaningful postseason honor a player can get, including two are on the First Team. The last time the Lions had two first-team All-Pros, or even one, was 2017 when cornerback Darius Slay and return man Jamal Agnew got the honor.

Here's a look at the Lions' All-Pro selections,

Detroit Lions well-represented on All-Pro teams

First Team

OT Penei Sewell

Sewell has allowed one sack all season, and Pro Football Focus recently named him their best offensive lineman of the season. He received 36 of 50 first-place votes, with the other 14 going to Eagles' right tackle Lane Johnson.

Sewell joins Lomas Brown as the only Lions' offensive lineman to earn First Team All-Pro honors since the 1970 AFL/NFL merger.

WR Amon-Ra St. Brown

A Pro Bowl snub, but a first-team All-Pro after the best season of his career, which just shows the dichotomy between the two honors. Tyreek Hill and CeeDee Lamb join St. Brown as the first team honorees. He got 19 first place votes.

St. Brown is now one of three Lions' wide receivers in franchise history to get first team All-Pro honors (Herman Moore and Calvin Johnson).

Sewell and St. Brown are from Brad Holmes' first draft class as Lions' general manager, and their First Team All-Pros in Year 3.

Three Lions-center Frank Ragnow, tight end Sam LaPorta and special teamer Jalen Reeves-Maybin-are second team All-Pros. All three are also Pro Bowlers, and Reeves-Maybin was selected to the NFLPA All-Pro team earlier this week for his exemplary work on special teams this season.

Three more Lions received All-Pro votes. Right guard Graham Glasgow finished ninth at his position, with one first-place vote. Defensive back Brian Branch finished fourth among slot cornerbacks, with three first-place votes. Long snapper Jake McQuaide finished seventh in voting at his position, with one first-place vote.

If you're looking for a Lions' snub in this year's All-Pro voting, you can stop at Aidan Hutchinson. He did not receive a single vote at edge rusher.

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