Chris Jones and Tyreek Hill Named to PFWA's All-Rookie Team

The honors keep coming for two of the league’s top young players

A couple of rookies for the Kansas City Chiefs picked up some more hardware on Tuesday afternoon, as the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) announced its All-Rookie team for 2016.

Defensive lineman Chris Jones and returner Tyreek Hill were given the honor this year for the Chiefs.

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Here's what the PFWA had to say about the two Chiefs being recognized this year:

"The Chiefs led all clubs with four All-Rookie selections. Kansas City had defensive lineman Chris Jones and a triple honor by Tyreek Hill, who was selected as kick returner, punt returner and special teamer. It is the second straight year that a rookie was named at those three positions, as Seattle's Tyler Lockett won those honors in 2015."

Jones finished his rookie season with 28 tackles, two sacks, four passes defensed and four tackles for loss for the Chiefs defense. Jones helped step up for a defensive line that lost two projected starters during the season due to injury in Allen Bailey and Jaye Howard.

According to Pro Football Focus, Jones was the league's top pass rushing 3-4 defensive end with a pass rushing productivity rating of 9.4.

The Pass Rushing Productivity (PRP) score is a formula that combines sacks, hits and hurries (with hits and hurries three quarters the worth) relative to how many times the player rushes the passer.

Overall, Jones rushed the passer 341 times with 42 total pressures this year.

Hill, who was named one of just two unanimous first-team All-Pros a couple of weeks ago, finished his rookie season by averaging 27.4 yards per kick return with a touchdown and also chipped in with 15.2 yards per punt return with two touchdowns.

Throughout the course of the entire season, Hill had 12 touchdowns for the Chiefs, which tied a rookie franchise record that's existed since 1960 (Abner Haynes).

Hill averaged a ridiculous 44.1 yards on his 12 touchdowns.

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