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Top 5 Pro Bowl vote-getters by position: Defense

Khalil Mack leads a tightly contested race for Pro Bowl fan voting at defensive end. We look at the top five vote-getters at each defensive position.

The Oakland RaidersKhalil 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.

At cornerback, Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks leads with more than 245,000 votes and Marcus Peters of the Kansas City Chiefs has more than 208,000 votes.

Fan voting continues until Dec. 13 on 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. 


Defensive Ends
Name Team Votes
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
Defensive Tackles
Name Team Votes
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
Outside Linebackers
Name Team Votes
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
Inside Linebackers
Name Team Votes
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
Name Team Votes
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
Free Safety
Name Team Votes
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
Strong Safety
Name Team Votes
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

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