This years’ Pro Bowl game will be the first one since 2012 where no players from the Buffalo Bills will be on the field. The Bills were of the three teams that did not have one player selected (Raiders and Buccaneers). The Bills (5-9) have a had a very rough season offensively. The offensive line is almost brand new, LeSean McCoy is statistically having his worst season of his career and the receiving core did not come together until recently. The one shining moment for the Bills offense? It looks as if the team finally found their franchise guy in Josh Allen. The #7 overall pick has surpassed expectations that were put on him and he gives spark to the Bills offense.
It is totally understandable that no offensive players were selected. It is a little mind-boggling that not even one Bills defensive player was selected. A defense that is currently ranked as the #2 overall defense behind the Baltimore Ravens. The unit is ranked first against the pass and #10 against the rush. How was no one selected from the Bills defense? It sure is a mystery.
Pro Bowl Snub #1: CB Tre’Davious White
White is the Bills for-sure number one corner. He is turning into a lockdown defender who can play amazing man-to-man coverage. He avoided the “sophomore slump” and has continued to standout for the team. Has he had his bad games? Absolutely, but so does every football player.
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Pro Bowl Snub #2: LB Lorenzo Alexander
Alexander has transformed himself into a leader on the Bills defense, right behind Kyle Williams. Alexander, who is 35 years old is defining that age is just a number. He has been a force to reckon with against the run and leads the Bills in sacks with 6.5 this season. Alexander has made the Pro Bowl once in his tenure with the Bills.
Pro Bowl Snub #3: LB Tremaine Edmunds
The rook out of Virginia Tech is positioning himself as a future leader for this team. Only 20 years old and he has the attitude of a veteran. Edmunds leads the team in tackles and plays great defensive coverage against the pass. He can make a case as the second best rookie linebacker behind Colts’ Darius Leonard (who also was not voted into the Pro Bowl).
Pro Bowl Snub #4: DE Jerry Hughes
Pick a week this season where you did not see Hughes in the backfield and pressuring the quarterback. He is in the top five statistically in rush against the pass, has created the most pressure by any Bills player and wins a lot of his battles against offensive linemen. Hughes not making being selected may have been the biggest snub for the Bills.