Three Steelers have been named to the 2021 Midseason All-Pro Team.


Three Steelers have been named to the 2021 Midseason All-Pro Team.

On Wednesday, Pro Football Focus’ Sam Monson unveiled the names of the 2021 Midseason All-Pro Team, which includes three Pittsburgh Steelers players.

Cameron Heyward is one of them.

The veteran Steelers defensive lineman Cameron Heyward, 32, is one of two first-team All-Pros at his position, along with three-time Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald (Los Angeles Rams). At the halfway point of the 2020 season, Heyward and Donald were both named to the PFF first-team All-Pro team.

“As he approaches his 30s, Heyward continues to play his finest football,” Monson observes. “All five of his best seasons, including this one, have come in the last five years, and his current 92.3 PFF grade would be a career high if sustained throughout the year.”

Indeed, through seven games, the former first-round pick (No. 31 overall in 2011 out of Ohio State) has put up an excellent stat line. He has 40 total tackles (23 solo), including five tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, five quarterback hits, five passes defensed, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery, according to Pro Football Reference.

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T.J. Watt was named to the All-Pro second team, behind Myles Garrett.

Meanwhile, Cleveland edge rusher Myles Garrett, who has 10.5 sacks in eight games this season, has been voted second-team All-Pro.

“This season, Garrett is on a Defensive Player of the Year-type tear,” Monson observes. “He’s already piled up 44 pressures, the second-most in the NFL, to go along with the greatest pass-rush win percentage and PFF pass-rushing rating on third downs. This year, he has single-handedly ruined many games for opposition offenses and appears unbeatable against even the best offensive tackles.”

Still, if Watt hadn’t missed a game-and-a-half with a groin ailment, he might have been selected first-team All-Pro and Garrett second-team (as was the case in November 2020). According to PFR, he has 27 total tackles (22 solo), 8.5 sacks, eight tackles for loss, 15 quarterback hits, three passes defensed, three forced fumbles, and a pair of fumble recoveries.

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