Packers 2010 Yearbook Awards: Player Most Likely to be Voted to the Pro Bowl for the First Time
The Packers 2010 season is over, the Yearbook has been printed, and now it’s time to see who got voted “Most likely to…” This is the first in a series of articles where each of the AllGreenBayPackers.com authors will have their say on the topic. Then you, the reader, will get your chance to vote in the poll at the end of the article and we’ll see what the consensus Cheesehead Nation choice is. So here goes…
Award #1: Player Most Likely to be Voted to the Pro Bowl for the First Time (first or second team)
Adam: Sitton — If Grant is healthy and sticks with the team, the Packers should have three decent RBs, which will help Sitton get a trip to Hawaii and the recognition he deserves.
Al: Tramon – This is a no-brainer for me. Williams may very well have been the second-best player on the Packersâ€™ Super Bowl Championship team. NFL players and coaches will remember his performance in big spots in the playoffs. All he has to do is continue to play at a high level, and heâ€™s in.
Chad: This one goes to Tramon Williams, hands down. Not only was he a first alternate for the 2011 Pro Bowl, he has become one of the best cover corners in the NFL. They say that it takes a year for a player to make the Pro Bowl from when he earns it, so next year has to be the one for Tramon, since 2010-11 was undoubtedly his breakout season. Other guys like Josh Sitton and B.J. Raji are equally deserving, but itâ€™s far easier for cornerbacks to earn the notoriety for their abilities than it is for lineman.
Kris: Â Tramon–Although he should not be eligible for this list after his 2010 effort.
Thomas: B.J. Raji: Heâ€™s progressing to the point where is he one of the rare players who has the size to anchor as a nose tackle but also is disruptive enough to get to the quarterback, and there arenâ€™t many of those players around. Â If he played in a 4-3 defense as a 3 technique, heâ€™d would have probably be in the Pro Bowl this year.
Zach: Sitton: The Packers have plenty of solid candidates for this question, but Sitton is the best of the bunch. He was one of the biggest Pro Bowl snubs in 2010, and I wouldnâ€™t hesitate calling Sitton one of the best two or three guards in the NFL. Heâ€™s that good. With the Packers winning the Super Bowl and all the extra attention that garnered, he should be a shoe-in if he stays healthy.
Jersey Al Bracco is the founder and editor of AllGreenBayPackers.com, and the co-founder of Packers Talk Radio Network. He is a PFWA member who can be heard as one of the Co-Hosts on Cheesehead Radio and is the Green Bay Packers Draft Analyst for Drafttek.com.