The first round of Pro Bowl voting results were announced this week. There aren’t a lot of Cardinals who have cracked the top 10 at their respective positions, but Patrick Peterson is second among cornerbacks (trailing only Seattle’s Richard Sherman) although he is only 56 votes ahead of New England’s Aqib Talib (when both have more than 189,000) right now.
The voting this year is different than in year’s past, since the Pro Bowl is going to be “unconferenced” and players chosen will be picked by captains for the game after the season. So instead of having the top five NFC and top five AFC vote-getters on the list each week, there is now the top 10.
The other Cardinals appearing in the top 10 at their respective positions:
– Darnell Dockett is ninth among defensive tackles with 78,308 votes (leader: K.C.’s Dontari Poe with 181,342 votes)
– Karlos Dansby is eighth among inside linebackers with 64,091 votes (Buffalo’s Kiko Alonso, 188,153)
– Tyrann Mathieu — despite not getting on the ballot until after he was made a starter — is 10th among free safeties with 22,100 votes (Seattle’s Earl Thomas, 195,586)
– Justin Bethel is eighth among special teamers with 27,649 votes (Denver’s David Bruton, 75,118)
Not surprising but still jarring: Not seeing Larry Fitzgerald among the top 10 in the NFL at wide receiver.
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