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Lane Johnson, Jason Peters named to 2014 PFF All-Pro Team

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The Eagles offensive tackles are getting some recognition.

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Pro Football Focus released their 2014 PFF All-Pro Team and a few Eagles players made the list. Unlike the Associated Press All-Pro team, where five Eagles players made the second team, a couple players were named to PFF's first team.

On offense, both of the Eagles starting offensive tackles were honored: Jason Peters and Lane Johnson. The competition at this position is stiff so this is pretty noteworthy.

"It hurts to leave one out after Peters as Whitworth and Joe Thomas all had remarkable years. In the end, Thomas slowed at the end of the season and that allowed Peters (the most impactful run blocker) and Whitworth (who allowed just nine hurries all year) to win out. The level of play at right tackle wasn’t quite as high, but Johnson deserves a lot of credit for turning his 12 games into an All-Pro effort."

Peters finished with the highest run blocking grade of any tackle. His pass blocking grade was the second highest. In 1168 snaps played, the veteran left tackle allowed four sacks, four hits, and 17 quarterback hurries. Despite his age, the man called "Franchise" by his teammates is still getting the job done.

As for Johnson, the second year offensive lineman missed the first four games of the season while serving a PEDS suspension. Once he came back, however, it didn't take very long for him to shake off the rust. Johnson finished with the 13st best overall grade but was second among right tackles. Johnson excelled as a run blocker as a rookie in 2013 but struggled in pass protection. This year, Johnson seemed to be more comfortable as a pass blocker. Per PFF, he only allowed one sack and two hits in 909 snaps played. The Eagles are getting good production out of the player they selected at No. 4 overall in the 2013 NFL Draft.

On defense, no Eagles players made the first or second team, but defensive end Fletcher Cox did receive an honorable mention.