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3 Cardinals Make PFF’s NFC Pro Bowl Selections

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NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 19, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Arizona Cardinals strong safety Budda Baker (32) causes Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) to fumble in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman

Three Cardinals were elected to PFF’s NFC Pro Bowl team—-one from each phase.

All NFC Offense:

This would be WR DeAndre Hopkins’ first Pro Bowl selection and the 5th of his career (2015, 2017-2019). Hopkins also has been selected to three stralght NFL Ist Team All-Pro Teams (2017-2019) and with 94 catches (only 1 drop) for 1,155 yards (12.3 ave.) and 5 TDs, he is one of the leading All-Pro candidates this season.

Arizona Cardinals v New York Giants Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

All NFC Defense:

If Budda Bsker earns a Pro Bowl invitation it would be his 3rd in his 4 years (2017, 2019) and 2nd in a row at safety.

Buffalo Bills v Arizona Cardinals Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

All NFC Special Teams:

The 2nd Cardinal to make PFF’s NFC Selections might surprise you> Check it out:

https://www.pff.com/news/nfl-pro-bowl-2021-pffs-selections-for-nfc-afc-pro-bowl-rosters

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Kudos to Charles Washington and the Cardinals’ STs who keep getting Pro Bowl-worthy play the past several years from likes of Budda Baker, Dennis Gardeck, Zeke Turner and Charles Washington. Washington is one of the ace gunners in the NFL.

Closest to Miss:

T D.J. Humphries, who actually has the same grade (88.4) as their 3rd T selection Duane Brown (Seahawks). With 3 games left—-will D.J. surpass Duane Brown?

Cleveland Browns v Arizona Cardinals Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

How Close Were Others? (compared to PFF’s last player selected at each position)

Offense:

QB Tom Brady (90.0)——Kyler Murray (81.5)

RB Alvin Kamara (78.3)—-Chase Edmonds (70.9)

TE Robert Tonyan (70.6)—-Maxx Williams (64.7)

G Ali Marpet (77.7)——Justin Pugh (67.0)

C Frank Ragnow (80.5)—-Mason Cole (59.3)

Defense:

Edge Chase Young (79.8)—--Haason Reddick (70.1)

DI Jonathan Allen (80.4)——Corey Peters (62.6)

LB Fred Warner (81.3)—--DeVondre Campbell (52.7)

CB Jalen Ramsey (73.6)——Byron Murphy (62.2)

Thoughts? What stands out to you here? Any surprises?