Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and cornerback Chris Harris Jr. have been named to Pro Football Focus' 2014 All-Pro first team for excelling at their positions throughout the 2014 season. Linebacker Von Miller was named second-team All Pro.
PFF righted a handful of wrongs with these designations, as no Broncos players were named first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press this year.
The biggest slight by the AP had to be at cornerback.
3 players not named Peyton make 2nd-team All Pro
Peyton Manning didn't get a single vote; Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, linebacker Von Miller, and cornerback Chris Harris Jr. named 2nd-team All Pros in 2014.
Chris Harris Jr. has been the best cornerback in the NFL in 2014, and it was a colossal oversight for the AP to vote in Darrelle Revis and Richard Sherman over Harris, presumably on name-recognition value alone. Harris had "a season for the ages," writes PFF, noting that he was their top-graded cornerback in 2014 (+28.4) and didn't allow a single touchdown all season.
Elsewhere on defense, Miller made PFF 2nd-team as a pass rusher behind Houston's J.J. Watt and Kansas City's Justin Houston. Baltimore's Elvis Dumervil, who made AP's All-Pro first team ahead of Miller, did not even merit an honorable mention in PFF's All-Pro list.
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall received an honorable mention at inside linebacker.
On offense, the Broncos boasted two mentions at wide receiver. Sanders joins Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown and the New York Giants' Odell Beckham, Jr. as PFF "added a special spot for a slot receiver" this year, giving Sanders the edge over the likes of Dallas' Dez Bryant. Sanders graded at +15.6 for the year. Demaryius Thomas (+19.3) received an honorable mention at wideout.
PFF's All-Pro team looks a lot better than the AP's to my admittedly biased eyes. What do you think, Broncos Country?