The Cleveland Browns had two players rewarded for their play during the 2018 season, as Joel Bitonio and Myles Garrett were named second-team All-Pro’s.
The Browns did not have a player named a first-team All-Pro for 2018. The last Browns player to be named an All-Pro was Joe Thomas in 2016.
Bitonio was the Browns second round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. He was named a first alternate for the 2018 Pro Bowl.
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Bitonio finished the season as one of the best guards in football, according to Pro Football Focus. The site graded Bitonio as the fourth best guard in football, and the second best pass blocking guard, trailing only Browns right guard Kevin Zeitler.
Bitonio allowed only 14 pressures all season, including only one sack. It is the fewest pressures Bitonio has allowed in his career. He played in every Browns offensive snap this season, the second straight season he has accomplished the feat.
Garrett was the first overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft, and the defensive end considered this a down year for himself, despite being named a Pro Bowler and a second-team All-Pro.
Garrett started all 16 games this season, making 44 total tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and 29 quarterback hits. He also swatted down three passes. Garrett’s 13.5 sacks finished sixth best in the entire league.
Garrett was forced to deal with double teams on most downs, but was still able to make an impact throughout the game. Even if he was not sacking or hitting the quarterback, his pressure created problems for most offenses. Pro Football Focus credited Garrett with 67 pressures this season. The site graded Garrett as the 13th best edge player in the league in 2018.
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