7 New Orleans Saints Players who could make the Pro Bowl in 2016
Mark Ingram, Running Back
After finishing the 2014 season 36 yards short of his first 1,000-yard season, Mark Ingram made the Pro Bowl even though he only played in 13 games. Naturally, the expectations were high in 2015, as he also signed a new four-year deal.
Ingram did raise his average yards per carry from 4.3 to 4.6, but injuries held him back from making the big impact fans expected and he ended up watching the last three games from the sidelines with a shoulder injury. What most didn’t notice about his somewhat disappointing season was his improvement in the passing game. He caught a career high 50 passes (previously 29) and turned it into 405 receiving yards. Even with the injuries, he finished with 1,174 yards from scrimmage. Those are fairly promising numbers.
If Ingram can stay healthy for a full season, then he could finally get over the 1,000-yard milestone and maybe even surpass 1,500 yards from scrimmage. No one knows how he will perform in 2016 and how his body will hold up, but he has strong Pro Bowl potential and could make the trip for second time in his career.