2023 NFL Midseason All-Pro Team: Lamar Jackson, Tyreek Hill, Dexter Lawrence and more

2T5PR3E Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) runs a route during an NFL football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Miami Dolphins at Deutsche Bank Park Stadium in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023. The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Miami Dolphins 21-14. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)

Tyreek Hill continues to dominate: Hill is on pace for more than 2,000 receiving yards this season, which would be an NFL record.

Myles Garrett is making a push for DPOY honors: Garrett leads all defensive players with a 93.3 PFF grade. He has racked up 39 pressures from 219 pass-rushing snaps

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We’re at the halfway point of the 2023 NFL season, with every team having played either eight or nine games, and we’re starting to see the cream rise to the top at every position.

From a pair of AFC quarterbacks headlining the first and second teams to an embarrassment of riches at edge defender, there were difficult decisions.

Here is PFF’s 2023 NFL midseason All-Pro team.


Offense

QB: Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens

Second team: Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills

Jackson's 86.6 PFF passing grade — which would be a career high — ranks third in the league, and he leads all quarterbacks with 428 rushing yards. He has already forced 26 missed tackles on rushing attempts this season, six more than the second-ranked quarterback, and his 14 big-time throws are tied for eighth in the league.

New offensive coordinator Todd Monken has helped unlock Jackson and the Ravens' passing attack, but the former league MVP’s own development has been just as important to the offense's success.

RB: Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans

Second team: Raheem Mostert, Miami Dolphins

Ranking fifth in the NFL with 605 rushing yards, Henry gets the nod here both due to his impressive ability to rack up yards on the ground and his ball security. His 3.24 yards after contact per carry figure is tied for eighth in the league among players to handle at least 50 carries, while his 29 missed tackles forced are tied for fourth.

Only Travis Etienne of the Jacksonville Jaguars has more carries without a fumble. While Henry won't be threatening any career highs, he is proving he is still one of the very best runners in the league in his eighth season.

WR: Tyreek Hill, Miami Dolphins

Second team: CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys

Tyreek Hill is having an incredible first half of the season in 2023. He is on pace not just for a career year but a record-setting one. His 3.95 yards per route run figure is the best in the league, as is his 93.1 PFF receiving grade. If he can keep up this pace, he’ll set an NFL record in receiving yards in 2023.

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WR: A.J. Brown, Philadelphia Eagles

Second team: Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings

While all the attention is on Tyreek Hill in Miami, A.J. Brown is dominating for the Philadelphia Eagles. He trails only Hill and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk with an average of 3.04 yards per route run, racking up 1,005 yards and six touchdowns already in 2023.

TE: Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs

Second team: George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers

Kelce has 49 more receiving yards than the next-best tight end, is the only player at the position to see 10 or more targets and earn a 90.0-plus PFF receiving grade and is averaging a position-leading 2.43 yards per route run.

Flex O: Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers

Second team: Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills

Trailing only Hill with a 3.23 yards per route run average in 2023, Brandon Aiyuk has elevated himself to the verge of superstardom this season. His crisp route running has allowed him to get open downfield and average 17.7 yards per reception.

LT: Christian Darrisaw, Minnesota Vikings

Second team: Kolton Miller, Las Vegas Raiders

The 2021 first-round draft pick is following up a standout 2022 campaign with an equally impressive 2023. He missed this past week due to injury, but he has allowed just 13 total pressures from 304 pass-blocking snaps this season.

LG: Tyler Smith, Dallas Cowboys

Second team: Joe Thuney, Kansas City Chiefs

Smith missed the opening two games of the season but has returned to be one of the very best run-blockers in the NFL, with his 89.8 PFF run-blocking grade standing as the highest among all guards.

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C: Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles

Second team: Ryan Kelly, Indianapolis Colts

While Kelce's 69.8 PFF pass-blocking grade ranks 13th among centers, his standout run blocking continues to take center stage. His 83.7 PFF run-blocking grade trails only Drew Dalman of the Atlanta Falcons and Erik McCoy of the New Orleans Saints.

RG: Kevin Dotson, Los Angeles Rams

Second team: Chris Lindstrom, Atlanta Falcons

Quietly putting together his best season in the NFL, the 2020 fourth-round draft pick's 87.5 PFF run-blocking grade trails only Tyler Smith among guards. His pass blocking hasn’t reached that level, but he still ranks in the top 20 at the position in that regard.

RT: Penei Sewell, Detroit Lions

Second team: Lane Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles

Sewell, the only right tackle in the NFL to earn PFF grades of 80.0 or better in both pass protection and as a run blocker through the first half of the season, has allowed just five pressures from 323 pass-blocking snaps in 2023.


Defense

DI: Dexter Lawrence, New York Giants

Second team: Jalen Carter, Philadelphia Eagles

Lawrence sports the second-highest PFF grade among all defensive players this season, proving to be a devastating pass-rusher from the nose tackle position. He has amassed 44 total pressures from 247 pass-rushing snaps on his way to a position-leading 92.2 PFF pass-rushing grade.

DI: Quinnen Williams, New York Jets

Second team: Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams

A force of nature against the run this season, Williams ranks first at the position with a 90.1 PFF run-defense grade, recording 20 tackles resulting in a defensive stop. He’s been no slouch as a pass-rusher, either, generating 31 pressures from 235 pass-rushing snaps.

EDGE: Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns

Second team: T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers

The front-runner for Defensive Player of the Year at this stage of the season, Garrett leads all defensive players with a 93.3 PFF grade. He has racked up 39 pressures from 219 pass-rushing snaps and has forced four fumbles on the year.

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EDGE: Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers

Second team: Maxx Crosby, Las Vegas Raiders

With 44 pressures from 279 pass-rushing snaps, Bosa has been an efficient pass-rusher, even if he hasn’t managed to convert a high percentage of those pressures into sacks. He’s a standout against the run, too, with his 80.5 PFF run-defense grade ranking sixth at the position.

LB: Demario Davis, New Orleans Saints

Second team: Quincy Williams, New York Jets

Davis continues to shine later in his career, ranking fifth at the position in PFF run-defense grade and 10th in PFF coverage grade. He has also missed just 3.3% of his tackle attempts this season.

LB: Roquan Smith, Baltimore Ravens

Second team: C.J. Mosley, New York Jets

Following up on a fantastic second half of 2022 with the Ravens, Smith is on pace to shatter his career-high PFF grade. He sports an 88.3 mark through nine games. He is the engine powering the Ravens' league-leading defense, and his 90.1 PFF coverage grade ranks tied for third at the position.

CB: Jaylon Johnson, Chicago Bears

Second team: Darious Williams, Jacksonville Jaguars

Johnson is the highest-graded cornerback in the NFL through nine weeks and is putting himself in a position to make a lot of money as a free agent this offseason. On the field for 256 coverage snaps, he has allowed just 13 receptions for 121 yards.

CB: Paulson Adebo, New Orleans Saints

Second team: Sauce Gardner, New York Jets

Adebo is quietly turning in an impressive season for the Saints, trailing only the Bears' Jaylon Johnson in PFF grade at the position. He has yet to allow a touchdown in coverage and has four interceptions and five pass breakups to his name.

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S: Jessie Bates III, Atlanta Falcons

Second team: Geno Stone, Baltimore Ravens

Bates is proving to be a fantastic free-agent addition. He has the fourth-best PFF coverage grade and the fifth-best PFF run-defense grade among safeties. A complete player and playmaker, he has forced a pair of fumbles and recorded a combined five interceptions and pass breakups through nine games.

S: Jevon Holland, Miami Dolphins

Second team: Antoine Winfield, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Holland has been solid as a run defender but a standout in coverage, where his 88.3 PFF coverage grade ranks second at the position. He has yet to record an interception but has forced a pair of fumbles and recorded three pass breakups.

Flex D: CB Trent McDuffie, Kansas City Chiefs

Second team: CB D.J. Reed, New York Jets

In his second year out of Washington, McDuffie is impressing once again for the Kansas City Chiefs. Across 315 coverage snaps, he has allowed just one touchdown. But most impressive has been his ability to strip the ball away from his opponents, with four forced fumbles so far this year.


Special Teams

K: Chase McLaughlin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Second team: Matt Gay, Indianapolis Colts

P: AJ Cole, Las Vegas Raiders

Second team: Bradley Pinion, Atlanta Falcons

RS: KaVontae Turpin, Dallas Cowboys

Second team: Charlie Jones, Cincinnati Bengals

ST: Miles Killebrew, Pittsburgh Steelers

Second team: Brenden Schooler, New England Patriots

LS: Chris Stoll, Seattle Seahawks

Second team: Josh Harris, Los Angeles Chargers
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