The Oakland Raiders’ Khalil Mack leads all vote-getters among NFL fans on the defensive side of the ball with more than 279,000 fan votes for the 2017 Pro Bowl, but it is a tightly contested race at defensive end with a week left in fan voting.
Only one other position on defense has more than one player receiving more than 200,000 votes (cornerback), but defensive end has three players getting much more than 200,000. Cameron Wake of the Miami Dolphins has more than 254,000 votes and Cliff Avril of the Seattle Seahawks has more than 244,000 votes at defensive end.
Fan voting continues until Dec. 13 on www.NFL.com/probowlvote. Fans can also vote on the 2017 Pro Bowl roster via social media by using #ProBowlVote and the player’s first and last name on Twitter and Instagram. On Facebook, fans may comment on any official Pro Bowl Vote post by the NFL or a club.
NFL players and coaches cast their votes on Dec. 16. Each of those three group votes – the fans, players and coaches – count one-third toward determining the Pro Bowl rosters. This year, the Pro Bowl returns to the more traditional method of an AFC all-star team competing against an NFC all-star team.
Pro Bowl players will be announced on Dec. 20 in a live primetime special on NFL Network.
The game will be played on Jan. 29, 2017 and simulcast live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes from Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla.
TOP 5 DEFENSIVE VOTE GETTERS BY POSITION
|Mack, Khalil||Oakland Raiders||279466|
|Wake, Cameron||Miami Dolphins||254020|
|Avril, Cliff||Seattle Seahawks||244999|
|Bennett, Michael||Seattle Seahawks||180042|
|Williams, Leonard||New York Jets||144638|
|Suh, Ndamukong||Miami Dolphins||184749|
|Donald, Aaron||Los Angeles Rams||178222|
|Cox, Fletcher||Philadelphia Eagles||171781|
|Atkins, Geno||Cincinnati Bengals||162026|
|Joseph, Linval||Minnesota Vikings||132926|
|Miller, Von||Denver Broncos||238755|
|Lee, Sean||Dallas Cowboys||166579|
|Beasley, Vic||Atlanta Falcons||135558|
|Wright, K.J.||Seattle Seahawks||116671|
|Alexander, Lorenzo||Buffalo Bills||109726|
|Kuechly, Luke||Carolina Panthers||230068|
|Wagner, Bobby||Seattle Seahawks||150985|
|Brown, Zach||Buffalo Bills||106464|
|Alexander, Kwon||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||93843|
|Brown, Preston||Buffalo Bills||92973|
|Sherman, Richard||Seattle Seahawks||245637|
|Peters, Marcus||Kansas City Chiefs||208577|
|Talib, Aqib||Denver Broncos||195588|
|Peterson, Patrick||Arizona Cardinals||180541|
|Norman, Josh||Washington Redskins||148130|
|Thomas, Earl||Seattle Seahawks||144891|
|Smith, Harrison||Minnesota Vikings||89565|
|Nelson, Reggie||Oakland Raiders||82819|
|Mathieu, Tyrann||Arizona Cardinals||80597|
|McLeod, Rodney||Philadelphia Eagles||76742|
|Chancellor, Kam||Seattle Seahawks||145163|
|Collins, Landon||New York Giants||114677|
|Berry, Eric||Kansas City Chiefs||104844|
|Church, Barry||Dallas Cowboys||83374|
|Ward, T.J.||Denver Broncos||81252|