San Francisco 49ers: 5 players who could be first-team All-Pros in 2020

Nick Bosa #97 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Trent Williams, Redskins
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No. 2: 49ers Offensive Tackle Trent Williams

It’s a bit odd veteran offensive tackle Trent Williams has never received a first-team All-Pro nod during his otherwise-stellar 10-year career, which just so happens to include seven Pro Bowl nominations.

Perhaps one of the reasons is Williams has regularly missed games during that tenure, either due to injury or other factors in the mix. But that shouldn’t automatically count against him. Yet there have been plenty of other top-ranked tackles who have edged Williams out, particularly the Philadelphia Eagles’ Jason Peters, the Green Bay Packers’ David Bakhtiari or the Chiefs’ Mitchell Schwartz.

Having taken a year off in 2019 amid a contract dispute with Washington, one figures Williams’ level of play should rise with San Francisco. He’ll reunite with his former Washington offensive coordinator, Kyle Shanahan, who operates a system in which Williams started earning his perennial Pro Bowl nods anyway.

Plus, one can also bank on the idea Williams’ play should improve with a better, more potent 49ers offensive line.

Simply put, Williams is in a much better position to succeed now, and that should reflect in his ability to secure what’s eluded him his entire career.

That lucrative first-team All-Pro selection.