It was a great year and breakout season for Falcons cornerback A.J. Terrell as he was named all-pro 2nd team. He allowed 29 catches for 200 yards all season, on 66 targets, Lowest numbers in the league and played over 1,023 defensive snaps. He gave up three touchdowns and had three picks. He also had a league low 47.5 passer rating against him, with receivers averaging an astonishing 6.9 yards per reception.
Terrell had 13 games with fewer than 20 yards allowed on him. He's second in yards allowed. He's fourth in passes defensed despite ranking 62nd in total targets. He's third in passer rating against. Nobody is better, per PFF numbers , in zone coverage. It's safe to say Terrell can hold his own in man to man situations,Terrell also made PFF All-Pro team with LA's Jalen Ramsey.
A player with all this recognition on his resume for the year didn't make the initial Pro Bowl roster but was later named an 4th alternate for the NFC. His numbers speak for themselves and he defiantly should had made the initial roster. If you looking for a shutdown CB in the NFL, A.J should be in conversation. Without Terrell's contribution, Falcons could have been the absolute worst defense in the NFL this season.
Only three Falcons received any All-Pro votes, and none of them were on offense. Terrell was the fourth-highest vote-getter at cornerback, Foye Oluokun was 10th at linebacker, and Josh Harris second at long snapper. It’s wild not to see Kyle Pitts get a vote at tight end after putting up 1,000 yards as a rookie TE. Congratulations A.J. Terrell on a breakout season, looking forward to another big season.