The Associated Press recognized the best of the NFL's best, releasing its All-Pro selections on Friday afternoon.
Here are the AP's selections:
|First Team||Position||Second Team|
|Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers||Quarterback||Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals|
|Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings||Running Back||Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams|
|Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Running Back||Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons|
|Mike Tolbert, Carolina Panthers||Fullback||Pat DiMarco, Atlanta Falcons|
|Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers||Wide Receiver||Brandon Marshall, New York Jets|
|Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons||Wide Receiver||DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans|
|Wide Receiver||Odell Beckham Jr, New York Giants|
|Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots||Tight End||Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers|
|Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns||Offensive Tackle||Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys|
|Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati Bengals||Offensive Tackle||Trent Williams, Washington Redskins|
|Marshal Yanda, Baltimore Ravens||Guard||Josh Sitton, Green Bay Packers|
|David DeCastro, Pittsburgh Steelers||Guard||Mike Iupati, Arizona Cardinals|
|Guard||Zach Martin, Dallas Cowboys|
|Ryan Kalil, Carolina Panthers||Center||Travis Frederick, Dallas Cowboys|
|Stephen Gostkowski, Kicker||Kicker||Dan Bailey, Dallas Cowboys|
|Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks||Kick Returner||Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings|
|J.J. Watt, Houston Texans||Defensive End||Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets|
|Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders||Defensive End||Ezekiel Ansah, Detroit Lions|
|Aaron Donald, St. Louis Rams||Defensive Tackle||Kawann Short, Carolina Panthers|
|Geno Atkins, Cincinnati Bengals||Defensive Tackle||Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles|
|Von Miller, Denver Broncos||Outside Linebacker||Jamie Collins, New England Patriots|
|Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders||Outside Linebacker|
|Thomas Davis, Carolina Panthers||Outside Linebacker|
|Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers||Inside Linebacker||Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks|
|NaVorro Bowman, San Francisco 49ers||Inside Linebacker||Derrick Johnson, Kansas City Chiefs|
|Josh Norman, Carolina Panthers||Cornerback||Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks|
|Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals||Cornerback||Chris Harris Jr, Denver Broncos|
|Cornerback||Marcus Peters, Kansas City Chiefs|
|Tyrann Mathieu, Arizona Cardinals||Safety||Reggie Nelson, Cincinnati Bengals|
|Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs||Safety||Charles Woodson, Oakland Raiders|
|Johnny Hekker, St. Louis Rams||Punter||Sam Koch, Baltimore Ravens|
Khalil Mack of the Oakland Raiders made history this season, becoming the first player ever to receive All-Pro honors at two different positions in the same year, according to Barry Wilner of the AP.
Mack, who excelled at defensive end and outside linebacker, recorded 77 tackles along with 15.0 sacks in just his second season in the NFL.
"I do whatever I can to help the team win. I'm a team guy," Mack told Wilner. "Whether it's dropping in coverage or rushing the passer. I can do either. I think they (voters) saw that."
He joins the Houston Texans' J.J. Watt, one of the most dominant defensive forces the game has ever seen. Watt led the league with 17.5 sacks and was a unanimous decision, per Wilner, receiving 50 votes. He was a unanimous decision last year, as well.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was also a unanimous decision, leading the league with 1,485 yards and 11 touchdowns. It's quite a comeback after missing all but one game of the 2014 season after being placed on the commissioner's exempt list and suspended.
The Carolina Panthers have the most All-Pros with six. It's well deserved for a unit that put up a 15-1 record this season.
"That's big, man," Newton said, per Wilner. "I'm just trying to be like Luke Kuechly man, that's it - Captain America, man. He sets the tone."
Of the 27 players given All-Pro honors, 15 were from the NFC and 12 from the AFC, per Wilner.