Saints that could make their first Pro Bowl – No. 1: Demario Davis
It’s pretty shocking that Demario Davis has never made a Pro Bowl and people might double-check me simply because they can’t believe the former Arkansas State standout has zero Pro Bowls to his name, but trust me — It’s somehow yet to happen.
Even though the 32-year-old has never made the Pro Bowl, he earned First-Team All-Pro in 2019, which most would say is more prestigious than a Pro Bowl selection. For whatever reason, despite putting up elite numbers for many years, Davis has never made a Pro Bowl.
The 2021 season could be a monster year for Davis as the current linebacking core for the Saints is relatively young. This will allow Davis to be at the center of almost every defensive play. With 100+ tackles for the past four seasons, Davis is a tackling machine and it’s almost a certainty that his stats will only get better.
Even though he already puts up elite numbers, Davis is going to have to do more. Since the Pro Bowl is a fan vote, and he is not one of the more famous names, he will have to stand out from the rest of the pack. This means he will have to have to take an even more significant jump this upcoming season. This is almost certainly possible due to the current depth chart and the already elite talent of Davis.
While the Pro Bowl game is mostly seen as a joke, the honor of being a Pro Bowler is one that NFL players don’t take lightly. Playing in the game might not be taken seriously, but having ‘Pro Bowler’ on a player’s resumé is a big achievement in the NFL.
Hopefully, these Saints can become first-time Pro Bowlers in 2021.