Evans, David, McCoy Named to All-Pro Team

Evans, David, McCoy Named to All-Pro Team

On Friday, the Associated Press announced that three Buccaneers have been selected to their All-Pro team. Wide receiver Mike Evans, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and linebacker Lavonte David were all selected to the second team for their performance in 2016.

Evans finished the year catching 12 touchdowns, tied for the second-most in the league. Evans’ 12 scores were also tied for a Buccaneers single-season record, one that he himself set during his rookie season in 2014. He had 1,321 receiving yards, the fourth-most in the league, and 96 catches, the sixth-most. Earlier this week, Pro Football Focus named Evans to their All Pro team. For his efforts, Evans was also named to his first Pro Bowl.

Despite missing a game and battling through injuries, McCoy registered seven sacks, the fourth-most among defensive tackles, and finished the year with 34 tackles. He also batted down five passes and forced two fumbles. McCoy was named to the Pro Bowl for the fifth year in a row and is now a three-time All Pro and was a first-team selection in 2013.

While David’s tackles were short of what fans have come to expect, he compensated in other categories. He finished the year with 87 tackles but added five sacks, an interception returned for a touchdown and four forced fumbles. David was previously an All Pro in 2013. He was selected as an alternate to the Pro Bowl.


Published at Fri, 06 Jan 2017 18:05:50 +0000