Tennessee Titans rookie right tackle Jack Conklin was selected to the Associated Press All-Pro team on Friday.
Conklin, the Titans’ first-round draft pick (No. 8 overall), was one of three rookies chosen for the squad, joining Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and Kansas City Chiefs punt returner Tyreek Hill on the elite team.
The AP All-Pro Team is recognized as the official All-Pro team of the NFL.
Conklin was a player the Titans targeted as part of their efforts to fix the team’s woeful offensive line last off-season. The Titans held the No 1 overall pick, but traded it to the Los Angeles Rams for a package of picks that included the 15th choice overall last year. Titans general manager Jon Robinson, who had zeroed in on Conklin as his pick, traded back up in round one and selected the former Michigan State star with the eighth overall choice.
Conklin received 27.5 votes from the 50-member panel. Left tackle Taylor Lewan was the only other Titans player to receive a vote, getting one at left tackle.
Conklin, who is an alternate for the Pro Bowl this season, is the first Titans player to be honored as an All-Pro since running back Chris Johnson in 2009. He is the first Titans offensive lineman to earn the honor since center Kevin Mawae and left tackle Michael Roos were both selected in 2008.