QB Derek Carr
WR Amari Cooper
LT Donald Penn
LG Kelechi Osemele
C Rodney Hudson
DE Khalil Mack
FS Reggie Nelson
Most of these guys by far and away deserve it.. Nelson, I'm not so sure, but he does lead the AFC in INTs and PDs for his position.
Here are our alternates:
RB Latavius Murray
WR Michael Crabtree
RG Gabe Jackson
K Sebastian Janikowski
P Marquette King
KR/PR Jalen Richard
Think about that: we have 13 Pro Bowl elegible players this year. 13. All hail GM God Reggie McKenzie.
Just some other notes too, for some of our guys who didn't make it:
- remember Sean Smith, perpetual burn victim? Here's the quote on him from PFF:
Smith took some considerable lumps early in the season, and at one point, was even benched. Since then, however, few corners in the NFL have been better. Over the first two weeks of the season, he surrendered 250 yards and three touchdowns. In the 11 games since, he’s yielded only 346 yards and one touchdown. The Raiders still have some issues defensively, but they haven’t been because of Smith.
- Bruce Irvin started out slowly, but just won AFC DPOTW by getting 2 sacks on Rivers and a forced fumble on Farrow. He has 7 sacks on the season and 5 forced fumbles. Not enough to be recognized, but also doing a damn good job.
- Stacy McGee, if he didnt get hurt, could have been an alternate as well. He found his motivation again this year and was a monster on the inside, really making up for the lack of quality play from Big Dan and Jelly.