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3 Saints who could make their first Pro Bowl in 2021

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - JANUARY 26: Special Teams players Justin Tucker #9 of the Baltimore Ravens, Brett Kern #6 of the Tennessee Titans, Morgan Cox #46 of the Baltimore Ravens of Team AFC pose with Rick Lovato #45 of the Philadelphia Eagles, Tress Way #5 of the Washington Redskins, and Will Lutz #3 of the New Orleans Saints of Team NFC after the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium on January 26, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FLORIDA - JANUARY 26: Special Teams players Justin Tucker #9 of the Baltimore Ravens, Brett Kern #6 of the Tennessee Titans, Morgan Cox #46 of the Baltimore Ravens of Team AFC pose with Rick Lovato #45 of the Philadelphia Eagles, Tress Way #5 of the Washington Redskins, and Will Lutz #3 of the New Orleans Saints of Team NFC after the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium on January 26, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Erik McCoy #78 of the New Orleans Saints (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Erik McCoy #78 of the New Orleans Saints (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

The New Orleans Saints are no stranger to sending players to the Pro Bowl, especially with now-retired quarterback Drew Brees getting an invite almost every year.

The 2022 NFL Pro Bowl will be an interesting one, as there was no formal Pro Bowl game last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year we will get to once again see our favorite stars match up against each other in an AFC vs NFC battle.

The selection of a Pro Bowl is something most NFL players never receive in their career, as it requires a lot of success and luck with the fans for the selection. With that being said, there are many great NFL players that currently have no Pro Bowl selections, some of which are on the Saints.

Below are three Saints players who could make their first Pro Bowl.

Saints that could make their first Pro Bowl – No.3: Erik McCoy

Erik McCoy was quietly a top center in the league last year. Center is a crucial position, but it gets overlooked so often and McCoy makes it look easy on the field.

Standing in at 6’4″ and weighing in at 314 pounds, McCoy is very agile for his size, which allows him to create run lanes and set up the passing game very well. McCoy played 1,093 snaps and in those 1,093 snaps, he only gave up one sack and three penalties.

The Pro Bowl is all about fan vote, so it is difficult for some players to get their name on the ballot. This will be the most challenging part for McCoy, as he’s not very well known amongst other fanbases. However, last year Frank Ragnow of the Detroit Lions was able to get a Pro Bowl spot despite being on one of the worst teams.

This gives hope for McCoy, as if he plays well enough, he will be rewarded despite not being the most prominent name. He still has some competition in Jason Kelce, Frank Ragnow, Rodney Hudson, and Travis Fredrick. If he can build off his last year’s performance and have an elite year, he might beat them out for his first Pro Bowl appearance.

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