5 Cincinnati Bengals Who Could Make the Pro Bowl in 2014

5 Cincinnati Bengals Who Could Make the Pro Bowl in 2014

Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals running back and Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback
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Making the Pro Bowl is a difficult task that requires stellar play at one's respective position, respect from opposing coaches, and popularity with NFL fans. Here are five Bengals who all have a very good chance of making the 2014-15 Pro Bowl. Other potential but less likely Pro Bowlers on the Bengals include Andy Dalton, Tyler Eifert, Jermaine Gresham, Kevin Zeitler, Carlos Dunlap, and Kevin Huber.

5. Andrew Whitworth

Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle
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5. Andrew Whitworth

Andrew Whitworth, Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle
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"Whit" has been a fixture on the Bengals offensive line; only missing s games in his career, Whitworth has started 116 games as a Bengal. Whitworth was voted to the Pro Bowl last year, he was ranked ninth on Pro Football Focus' Top 101 Players list and he was ranked 100th on NFL's "Top 100 Players of 2013-14." Unless he gets injured, which is very unlike him, "Whit" will have a great chance of earning another Pro Bowl nod this season.

4. Giovani Bernard

Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals running back
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4. Giovani Bernard

Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals running back
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After a stellar rookie year, Giovani Bernard will attempt to follow up his success with even more success. As the lead back in Hue Jackson's new run-heavy offense, Bernard will get plenty of opportunities to put up big numbers this year. Bernard could also score more touchdowns with Benjarvus Green-Ellis' role limited, that is if Green-Ellis even gets a spot on the roster.

3. Vonatze Burfict

Vontaze Burfict, Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker
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3. Vonatze Burfict

Vontaze Burfict, Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker
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Fresh off the league tackling title and a new contract, Burfict looks to build on last year's success. New Defensive Coordinator and former linebacking coach Paul Guenther will be looking for new ways to implement Burfict's skills into his defense. However, may be difficult for Burfict to make the Pro Bowl, as outside linebackers don't typically make the Pro Bowl unless they tally 10-plus sacks. If Burfict moves to the middle, it may be easier.

2. Geno Atkins

Geno Atkins, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle
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2. Geno Atkins

Geno Atkins, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle
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Arguably the best defensive tackle in the league, Geno Atkins is a force to be reckoned with. Bengals fans hope that Atkins recovers from last year's ACL injury enough to make an impact this year. If Atkins records seven sacks or more, he will more than likely return to the Pro Bowl after missing a trip to Hawaii in the 2013-14 season.

1. A.J. Green

A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver
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1. A.J. Green

A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver
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The best receiver in the AFC, A.J. Green looks to make his fourth Pro Bowl in his fourth season. Although Green benefits from the lack of elite receivers in the AFC, he is still arguably the second-best receiver in the NFL behind Calvin Johnson. Green is almost a lock to make the Pro Bowl, bar injury.

Connor Howe is a Cincinnati Bengals writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @CHoweSports, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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