The Green Bay Packers sent three players to the Pro Bowl last season: Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, and Kenny Clark. In 2021, they sent seven players to the Pro Bowl including three first-timers: Aaron Jones, Jaire Alexander, and Elgton Jenkins. In fact, including last season, there have only been two seasons in the past 16 years in which the Packers did not send at least on player to the Pro Bowl for their first time. With that in mind, the odds are good that the Packers will send at least one player to the Pro for their first time this season, too. Which players, though, have the best odds?
1. Linebacker De’Vondre Campbell
Yes, De’Vondre Campbell was a First-Team All-Pro linebacker last season. However, he was not selected to the Pro Bowl. In fact, he has never been selected to the Pro Bowl.
Last season, Campbell had a career high 146 total tackles while missing just four tackles all season (2.7% missed tackle rate). Additionally, he tied his career-highs with two interceptions and two sacks. If that were not enough, opposing quarterbacks had just a 74.9 passer rating when targeting Campbell, which they did 73 times.
Now that Campbell as an All-Pro under his belt, he should get the name recognition that he deserves when it comes to Pro Bowl voting. If he produces in 2022 as much as he did in 2021, he will surely make his first Pro Bowl in 2022.
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2. Cornerback Rasul Douglas
There were many fans who believed that Rasul Douglas should have been a first-time Pro Bowl selection last season. Perhaps if he had been on the team for the full 17-game season, he would have been.
In just 12 games with the Green Bay Packers last season, Rasul Douglas had five interceptions, including two that he returned for touchdowns. He also logged 13 pass deflections, a forced fumble, and 57 tackles. The advanced stats from 2021 were just as impressive. Douglas allowed a completion percentage of just 50% and a passer rating when targeted of 44.5.
The Packers boast, arguably, the best trio of cornerbacks in the NFL in Douglas, Eric Stokes, and one-time Pro Bowler Jaire Alexander. It will be interesting see how many of them receive Pro Bowl consideration in 2022.
3. Edge Rusher Rashan Gary
Has there ever been a player change the narrative about himself more completely than Rashan Gary? When he was first drafted, many fans were ready to label him as a bust before he even played a single snap. Fast forward to 2021 and Gary has national networks talking of him deserving a $100 million contract extension.
Last season, Rashan Gary set career highs in forced fumbles (two), sacks (9.5), tackles (47), and quarterback pressures (47). Impressively, he had a missed tackle percentage of exactly 0.0%. Like Douglas, there were many who felt that Gary was deserving of a first-time Pro Bowl selection last season.
Given his worth ethic and how much Gary has improved in each of his three NFL seasons, it is easy to assume that he will put up the kind of eye-popping stats that voters like to see when it comes to the Pro Bowl.
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