The HonorableMention Award is awarded to the NFL’s most deserving players for their contributions to the league’s success.
This year’s Honorable Mentions are:Kendall Wright, DT, Cleveland BrownsThe 2017 NFL Defensive Player of the Year is the second player to earn the award in as many years, after the 2017 season.
He was named to the Pro Bowl this season, earning the honor for the first time since 2011.
The Pro Bowl was created in 1976, and has been held annually since.
Kendrick Lewis, DE, Atlanta FalconsThe 2017 Pro Bowl Defensive Player is the fourth player in NFL history to earn this honor.
The first was Pro Bowl All-Pro defensive end Jason Taylor in 2014.
Lewis earned the award for his efforts in both 2016 and 2017, as he recorded 15 sacks and nine quarterback hits.
The 2016 season marked the first year since 2010 that the defensive tackle won Defensive Player Of The Year.
Lewis was selected as a second-team Pro Bowl selection in both his first two seasons.
He earned the honor again in 2017, earning his third consecutive first-team nod.
Auburn cornerback Jalen Ramsey, CB, Kansas City ChiefsThe 2017 AFC Defensive Player (first team) was selected to the AFC Championship game as the third cornerback to earn his first-ever Pro Bowl nod.
Ramsey was named the AFC Defensive Defensive Player In 2017, joining former Kansas City cornerback Sean Smith, who was a first-round pick in 2015.
Ramsey finished the season with four interceptions, which tied him with Sean Smith for the second most in NFL franchise history.
He made four tackles for loss and two forced fumbles.
Ramsey led the NFL in tackles for the year, with 13.
He is the first cornerback to win the Pro Football Hall of Fame since the award was established in 1968.
He will also become the third player in franchise history to win both the Super Bowl and the AFC Super Bowl in consecutive seasons.
In 2017, Ramsey recorded seven interceptions in the NFL regular season and five in the postseason.
He also tied for the league lead in forced fumbled recoveries (2.4 per game) and ranked third in interceptions (18).
He tied for third in quarterback hits (21) and fifth in quarterback hurries (16).
Ramsey recorded his 10th Pro Bowl recognition, passing Hall of Famer and Hall of Famers Warren Sapp and Jim Kelly.
Ramsey earned his second Pro Bowl honor this season in 2017 when he was named as the AFC Player of The Week for his performance against the Denver Broncos in the AFC Divisional Round.
The Honorable Honorable mentions:Marcus Mariota, QB, Arizona CardinalsThe 2017 Rookie of the Month (first month) and Offensive Player of