Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is the centerpiece of a group of eight rookies formerly from the SEC to land on the 2016 PFWA All-Rookie Team.
The team, revealed on Tuesday afternoon, includes several of Prescott’s contemporaries from his time with the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Some were teammates in the form of defensive lineman Chris Jones of the Kansas City Chiefs and others were rivals, namely Laremy Tunsil of the Miami Dolphins by way of the Ole Miss Rebels.
Among those picked to the team were former Florida Gators Vernon Hargreaves III of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Keanu Neal of the Atlanta Falcons. After spending time patrolling the secondary in Gainesville, both Hargreaves and Neal played terrifically on rival teams in the NFC South. Neal’s teammate Deion Jones made the cut as well as the former LSU Tigers linebacker had an outstanding rookie season. Elsewhere, former Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Leonard Floyd made enough of an impact with the Chicago Bears to find himself alongside Jones in the linebacking corp while San Diego Chargers tight end Hunter Henry reps the Arkansas Razorbacks well with his inclusion on the team.
The full list, which also features Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, who won the PFWA Rookie and Offensive Rookie of the Year awards, can be seen here.
|Dak Prescott||Dallas Cowboys/Missisippi State|
|Hunter Henry||San Diego Chargers/Arkansas|
|Laremy Tunsil||Miami Dolphins/Ole Miss|
|Chris Jones||Kansas City Chiefs/Mississippi State|
|Leonard Floyd||Chicago Bears/Georgia|
|Deion Jones||Atlanta Falcons/LSU|
|Vernon Hargreaves III||Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Florida|
|Keanu Neal||Atlanta Falcons/Florida|