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5 St. Louis Rams Who Could Make The Pro Bowl In 2014

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5 St. Louis Rams Who Could Make The Pro Bowl In 2014

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The St. Louis Rams head into the 2014 NFL season as a dark horse candidate to make the playoffs, but they need big showings from their top players to get it done. Everyone knows St. Louis for the defense, but the Rams have some solid players in their offense as well who could stand out this season.

Here's a look at five Rams who could make the Pro Bowl in 2014.

5. Zac Stacy

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5. Zac Stacy

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The Rams' top RB stands to benefit from a healthy Sam Bradford in 2014. Stacy was solid in his 2013 rookie campaign with 973 yards and seven TDs, but St. Louis had to rely way too heavily on him during the second half, which watered down his YPC average to just 3.9. The Rams have a mainly inexperienced, but talented receiving corps that should take some pressure off of Stacy in 2014, further increasing his chances for a big season.

4. Janoris Jenkins

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4. Janoris Jenkins

St Louis Rams Janoris Jenkins
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Jenkins is the Rams' top talent at CB as he heads into his third NFL season. He impressed more during his rookie campaign than he did in 2013, but in fairness, the Rams' secondary was abysmal as a unit and was undoubtedly the team's Achilles heel, making it difficult for any member to prosper. St. Louis has a new DC in Gregg Williams and a dynamic rookie DB in Lamarcus Joyner which should allow Jenkins to excel as a ball hawk in 2014.

3. Alec Ogletree

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3. Alec Ogletree

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Ogletree does a bit of everything at linebacker, as in his 2013 rookie season he accumulated 96 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a pick-six and forced six fumbles. Despite his impressive showing, he flew under the radar nationally and did not earn a trip to the Pro Bowl. Ogletree will see more sack opportunities in 2014 under Gregg Williams' aggressive defensive mentality and will make his first of many trips to Hawaii in January.

2. Tavon Austin

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2. Tavon Austin

St. Louis Rams Tavon Austin
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The explosive WR was somewhat disappointing in the passing game during his 2013 rookie season, but he showed glimpses of brilliance and undoubtedly has a long career ahead of him as a big-time playmaker. St. Louis' addition of Kenny Britt should take the burden off Austin's shoulders and help to spread the coverage wide, making it difficult to double Austin through his routes. Austin could also make the Pro Bowl on special teams.

1. Robert Quinn

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1. Robert Quinn

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Quinn dominated in 2013 and is arguably the top defensive player in the NFL. His ability to disrupt offensive lines is second to none, as he recorded 19.5 sacks in 2013 without a ton of help around him. With additions to the line and secondary, Quinn will be equally as impressive at the least, and he should push over 20 sacks. He earned Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors in 2013 and will add Defensive Player Of The Year to his resume in 2014.

Timothy Downs is a St. Louis Rams/NFL writer for RantSports.com. You can add him on Google or follow on Twitter @Tidow1212.