20 NFL Players Who Could Make Their First Pro Bowl in 2011

July 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Making the Pro Bowl is becoming somewhat of a dubious distinction. On one hand, you still need talent and achieving a Pro Bowl nod is still respected around NFL locker rooms. On the other hand, so many players who are battling existing injuries, concerned about new injuries, busy with the playoffs, and just don't want to go, are bailing out of the Pro Bowl in record numbers. This means that some of the players who wind up playing in the game aren't quite the star-studded entrants the game is supposed to showcase. Still, making the Pro Bowl is a sign that you have arrived as an elite NFL player. Clearly, last year, Ray Rice arrived when he rushed for 1,339 yards on 254 carries (5.3 yards per carry) and scored seven touchdowns in just his second year in the league. As a result, he earned his first of what should be many trips to the Pro Bowl. This article will give a brief description of 20 possible candidates to make their first trip to professional football's all-star game for...

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