On paper, the Pro Bowl is supposed to be the celebration of the players that truly make the NFL great. While it’s actually more of a popularity contest than anything else, the fact remains that it is one of the highest honors for an individual player to receive. The Buffalo Bills have one of the NFL’s best rosters, which means that they have plenty of players that could make their way to the Pro Bowl at the end of the season.
Five Buffalo Bills That Could Make the Pro Bowl
The most obvious call on this list, Stefon Diggs proved that he is one of the NFL’s great receivers during his first year with the Buffalo Bills. Finally in a pass-happy offense, Diggs was one of the major catalysts behind Josh Allen’s breakout season. An elite route runner, the Maryland product led the NFL with 127 receptions for 1,535 yards while finishing sixth in yards per route run. Now entering his age-28 season, he should put up similar numbers and remain one of the NFL’s elite receiving options.
It’s not THAT catch.
— NFL (@NFL) June 28, 2021
While he didn’t play up to his usual elite levels last year, Tre’Davious White remains one of the best cover cornerbacks in the NFL. A former first-round pick, the LSU product is coming off two straight Pro Bowl seasons, and should have an inside track for a third in 2021. The Bills surprisingly ignored the cornerback position in the draft, but that could actually improve White’s odds of making the Pro Bowl. With a clear weakness at CB2, opposing quarterbacks could spend more time targeting their secondary options while not even bothering with White.
Can’t spell Tre'Davious White without studpic.twitter.com/wiO1zbeYh7
— Ian Hartitz (@Ihartitz) July 4, 2020
After two inconsistent but incredibly entertaining seasons, Josh Allen put it all together in Year 3 and turned into one of the best quarterbacks in the entire league. Appearing in all 16 games, the former first-round pick finished his season by completing 69.2% of his passes for 4,544 yards, 37 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, a 107.2 passer rating, and an 81.7 QBR. Expecting him to be THAT good for a second straight season might be asking too much, but he should remain a top 10-15 quarterback. That should be good enough to earn a Pro Bowl nomination, especially when the rest of the team is this talented. Quarterback wins do matter in the voting, after all.
Josh Allen is a laser show 🎯 pic.twitter.com/8CBUmFyiXP
— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) June 22, 2021
Despite only having one Pro Bowl nomination to his name, Micah Hyde is one of the better safeties in the NFL. Perennially underrated early in his Bills career, the do-everything defensive back has the ability to play both safety positions at a pretty high level. Even though he is getting up there in age, Micah Hyde should have enough good seasons left in his tank to earn another Pro Bowl nod or two, especially now that Buffalo has a fairly large spotlight after their impressive 2020 campaign.
— NFL (@NFL) September 29, 2019
Fresh off a new four-year, $41.5 million contract, the investment in linebacker Matt Milano is going to immediately pay off for the Buffalo Bills. While injuries limited him to 10 games last year, expect him to improve his play with a full season under his belt. Good coverage linebackers are incredibly hard to find in today’s NFL, and Milano is one of the best in that regard. Look for him to do his usual thing and earn the first Pro Bowl selection of his young career.
Honorable Mention: Tremaine Edmunds
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