Pro Football Focus shows love for Patriots with All-Pro team

Ryan Hannable
January 04, 2017 - 6:21 am

[caption id="attachment_115674" align="alignright" width="400"] Marcus Cannon was named to Pro Football Focus' 2016 All-Pro Team. (Kyle Terada/USA Today Sports)[/caption] FOXBORO -- Pro Football Focus released its All-Pro team on Wednesday and the Patriots were well-represented. The Patriots had two players named to the first-team in Tom Brady and Malcolm Butler. They also had three players get named to the second-team in Dont'a Hightower, Devin McCourty and Marcus Cannon. Of those players, Cannon and Butler were not named to the Pro Bowl. [UPDATE: James Develin was named to the second-team, as well.] Pro Football Focus noted Brady had the highest-graded season of the past decade at PFF. It also noted Cannon made the second-team because of his run blocking, which distinguishes him from the rest of the solid group of tackles in the league. It's nice to see Cannon get recognized on a national level for his play this season, as he's arguably been the Patriots' best offensive linemen this season. Although making the Pro Bowl, LeGarrette Blount and Matthew Slater did not make Pro Football Focus' list. For more Patriots news, visit