After an immaculate 12-2 season, all knew that the Baltimore Ravens would send a large contingent to the Pro Bowl. That assumption was officially realized today, but few predicted the size of the Ravens’ Pro Bowl convoy. The Ravens led all teams in the National Football League in total fan votes and six Ravens players led their positional groups. They include quarterback and MVP frontrunner, Lamar Jackson, fullback Patrick Ricard, right tackle Orlando Brown Jr, right guard Marshal Yanda, cornerback Marcus Peters, kicker Justin Tucker. As a result, 12 Ravens players were selected to the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl, and two were listed as alternates.
Here is the official Pro Bowl roster for the Baltimore Ravens:
Quarterback, Lamar Jackson (Prior Pro Bowl Selections: 0)
Runningback, Mark Ingram (2)
Fullback, Patrick Ricard (0)
Tight End, Mark Andrews (0)
Left Tackle, Ronnie Stanley (0)
Right Guard, Marshal Yanda (7)
Outside Linebacker, Matthew Judon (0)
Cornerback, Marlon Humphrey (0)
Cornerback, Marcus Peters (2)
Safety, Earl Thomas (6)
Kicker, Justin Tucker (2)
Long Snapper, Morgan Cox (2)
Baltimore’s Pro Bowl Alternates include:
Right Tackle, Orlando Brown Jr. (0)
Punter, Sam Koch (1)
The Ravens’ 12 player selection breaks the Ravens’ franchise record, and ties the NFL’s record for most players selected on an initial Pro Bowl roster. Pro Bowl rosters are fluid, as some players decline to play, and the two teams that go to the Super Bowl do not send players. The team with the second most players selected this year is the New Orleans Saints, with seven. Needless to say, there is a huge gap between the Ravens and all other teams.
Refreshing for a change, I know.
Six of the twelve Ravens selected to the Pro Bowl are first time selections, and if Orlando Brown is elevated to the Pro Bowl roster, that number would rise to seven. This shows how much young talent the Ravens have at their disposal, and the amazing job the front office has done in finding them. The front office consistently finds talent everywhere in the draft, and this Pro Bowl class shows it. Orlando Brown and Mark Andrews were third round picks. Matthew Judon was a fifth round pick, and Patrick Ricard was undrafted.
The Pro Bowl is scheduled for January 26, in Orlando, Florida. Hopefully though, we won’t be seeing any Ravens playing in it.